Homemade Green Tea Ice Facial with Essential Oils and Toner

by Parita on June 16, 2012 · 82 comments

Homemade Green Tea Ice Facial with Essential Oils and Toner

Dear Beauties,

Today, I am going to share with you the recipe and procedure of one of the best facials I have ever had! Let me share a secret with you all about my facial skin.  No matter what kind of facial I do, I never get that glow on my face! Even after doing a facial, there is absolutely no visible difference on my face.  In fact, I sometimes feel parlor facials actually make me look more dull and oily :( So, I always prefer to use homemade face packs with natural fruits and veggies.  The facial which I will be showing you all is Green Tea Ice Facial using Tea Tree and Lavender Essential Oils. I have been using this method since a few weeks and experienced big difference in my skin.

Homemade Green Tea Ice Facial with Essential Oils and Toner

We all are aware of the health benefits of Green Tea, but let me share with you some skin benefits of green tea.

  • Studies shows that green tea protects from our skin from cancer and harmful sun rays.
  • Green tea also helps in anti ageing.
  • Green tea has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which helps our skin from premature ageing, wrinkles, age spots, etc.
  • Green tea appears to exert sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation.
  • Green tea also helps in healing sensitive and irritated skin.

Let’s look at some benefits of Tea Tree and Lavender Essential Oils.

Homemade Green Task Ice Facial

Tea Tree – Tea Tree essential oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree oil massage prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock.  Used in vapor therapy, Tea Tree oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff. As essential oils have become more accepted by the public, the use of Tea Tree has increased significantly. This can be readily evidenced by the commercial products now using Tea Tree essential oil.

Lavender – Lavender Population is credited as being an analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, antseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, and as a diuretic. This lavender is grown at a high pristine elevation over 3,500 feet, creating a highly exotic and complex lavender oil. Mellowed by the long daylight hours in high latitude, moderate rainfall and sandy soil, this lavender rivals the best of the world’s great lavenders. Herbalist regards Lavender as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes. Lavender is the essential oil most commonly associated with burns and healing of the skin. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties that will ease the pain of a burn and prevent infection. It also has cytophylactic properties that promote rapid healing and help reduce scarring. The scent of Lavender is said to have a calming effect on the body and it can be used to reduce anxiety, stress and promote sleep.

List of items you will need for this facial:

  • 2 Green Tea Bags.
  • 1 cup of water.
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil.
  • Lavender Essential Oil.
  • Empty Ice Tray (make sure the tray is clean).

Procedure:

    • Heat the water to a boil point, turn off the gas and dip in the green tea bags.

Homemade Green Task Ice Facial

    • Keep the tea bags in water for at least 10 to 15 minutes until water comes back to room temperature. Remove the tea bags.
    • Add in 3 drops of tea tree and lavender essential oil.

Homemade Green Task Ice Facial

    • Once the water is completely cooled, fill in the empty ice tray and put it in freezer and store it overnight.

Homemade Green Task Ice Facial

    • There your Green Tea Ice Cubes are ready to be used!

 

    • Cleanse your face with water or mild face wash and rub one to two ice cubes on your face in circular motions. You may slightly get tingling sensation due to tea tree oil but its perfectly normal.

Homemade Green Task Ice Facial

  • Once done let the remaining liquid on face dry up on its own

Do this for a week and see the difference yourself :)

My Experience with Homemade Green Tea Ice Facial with Essential Oils and Toner:

I have combination skin which turns oily around the nose and dry near mouth area. Though I don’t get acne or pimples any more, but I often used to get zits! Yes, those ugly little zits never left me alone and I always had at least 2 to 3 on my face. Once I started doing this facial, my zits have disappeared! Yes, I don’t have a single zit/pimple on my face! YAY!! Even during that time of the month when usually I get at least one pimple, this time for a change my face remained pimple free! I use the combination of tea tree and lavender as tea tree and lavender are strong anti-bacterial and fight against the germs and help in healing the skin faster. Lavender is amazing at soothing irritated skin. It also helps in healing scars. When used on a continuous basis, I have seen reduction in my pores as well.

If you have any extra liquid left over, store it in an empty spray bottle and this can be used as a toner or even face spray.

Homemade Green Task Ice Facial

I store my toner in fridge for that extra cooling sensation :) You can use any combination of essential oil until and unless they are compatible with each other. Yes, before using any combination of essential oils, make sure you check their compatibility, not all essential oils are compatible with each other and hence may cause side effects. Also, essential ols should never be used alone on skin except for a few exceptions like tea tree and lavender. Essential oils are to be used along with any carrier oil like almond/coconut/apricot, etc.

More reviews coming up on EOs in future, so stay tuned :)

I would recommend this facial to everyone, especially those who have acne0prone skin. Do try it yourself and share your experience!

Hope this article was helpful, until tomorrow, take care and stay beautiful :)

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Surbhi June 16, 2012 at 9:36 am

WOW!!!! u are so innovative…

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Thanks Surbhi

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Tanvi June 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

thanks a lot Parita for sharing this.. i am going to try this asap.. sounds good..

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm

m glad it was helpful tanvi :)

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Rati June 16, 2012 at 9:42 am

Good morning everyone :))

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Rama June 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

Gud Morning Rati..

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Pallavi June 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

Good Morning Rati!!!!

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Abinaya June 16, 2012 at 10:57 am

Morning Rati!

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Harman June 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

This looks so nice. As soon as I figure out where to get tea tree and lavender oil, I am gonna try this. :-) thanks for sharing.

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm

you are welcome harman :)

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Preeti June 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

You’ll get it in Health n Glow. Aroma magic sells EOs.

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Rama June 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

Nice post Parita..i drink a cup of green tea everyday..never got the idea to use it for skin care..brilliant idea..will try for sure.. :)

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm

thanks rama

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Rashmita June 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

Good morning Rati!
Nice one Parita! Vl surely give it a try, this summer my skin is acting strange, donno why :-(
On a different note altogether, yesterday I spotted magnetic sheets in a store and I was like bingo! Hehe!

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm

M sure it’ll help you rashmita..thank you

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harvinder June 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

i too have combination skin .. there are three zits on my forehead that never leave me :-( . will surely try this. i so love green tea..

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm

thanks harvinder!

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Neha June 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

wow what a nice and amazing idea.. thanks parita for sharing this :)

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm

welcome neha :)

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Rati June 16, 2012 at 10:57 am

Excellent tips parita. I have dry skin but I am tempted to try this. may be i’d try a small batch and see how it works. :) I use plain ice . So why not pep it up a bit and enjoy the other benefits as well. :)

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I think this will suit you well rati as green tea is excellent for all types of skin and you can prep it up with any of your fav essential oil :)

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Abinaya June 16, 2012 at 10:57 am

Wow nice! I should try this once I get off my lazy ass :D

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm

LOL :)

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Rinzu Rajan June 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

Will this work for open pores.? I’ve started getting them on my cheeks.?

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

After applying i do see reduction in size of the pore..but its temporarily..but i believe over period of time it may help :)

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flygirl June 16, 2012 at 11:01 am

this is awsum i am going to try it

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm

m glad it was helpful :)

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Jabberwocky June 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

Wonderful idea, Parita! I always face a few zits in the summer. I am definitely going to try this method and hope my results are as good as yours. :D By the way, when you rub that cube all over your face and let it melt, do you then wash the thing off? Or does it get absorbed into your face without leaving any residue?

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I let it to dry on it own and not wash off..only if i am in hurry then i wash it off

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Bee June 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

Thanks Paarita. Will surely try this :))

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

welcome Bee!

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bulbulvish June 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

Thanks for sharing this :)
my face is suffering badly from acne these days :(
i sure need to try this..it’s all natural :)
i just want to know where can i purchase these oils from ?

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Hi bulbulvish.essential oils are easily available online or check out beauty centers in mumbai

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Aditi June 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

awesome Pari!

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

thank you aditi

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agnirupa June 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

wow parita! :D am dying to try

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

:) you wont regret!

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komal sharma June 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

i will dafinatly try it…. thanx alot for dis recomendation… :)

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

welcome komal!

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sweta June 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Nice idea Parita…. I too wana try this one :D

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

thanks sweta!

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nikita June 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Paritha where did you buy these essential oils from ?

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I got them online nikita and EOs are easily available in beauty centers too

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Fahima June 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Wow!! I HAVE to try this!! Great post!

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

welcome fahima

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FAHEE June 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

me trying this stat;)

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm

:) m sure you’ll love it

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Leez June 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I once used green tea ice cubes to tone my face but never thought about adding essential oils. Thanks for this post, it may be a boon for my oily skin. Lemme try..

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Parita June 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm

m glad it was helpful Leez!

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supriya June 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

i love this recipe.. i am so going to make this… if not for facial then atleast as a toner.

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

glad it was helpful supriya!

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Supriya June 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Nice concept ,….you are very innovative …

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

thank you!

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Sayed Maria June 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

hey…Nice one…:)

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

thanks maria

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Mayuri June 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

i am trying this TODAY!!!! thanks a lot for sharing this Parita!! :) amazing DIY

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

:) do share your experience mayuri!

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Sukanya June 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I totally agree with green tea being excellent for the skin. I too keep making a green tree-cider vinegar-rose water-TBS aloe vera toner concoction every once in a while and store it in an old rose water spray bottle in the fridge..Keeps great for ages and has improved my skin’s texture :)

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:19 am

thanks for sharing your experience sukanya…i shud def try the apple cider one!

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Sabrina June 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

I’m surely going to try this. My skin has gone into overdrive these days on oil production and I can definitely sense how soothing and helpful this will be. Very nice, thank you, Parita.

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:19 am

welcome sabrina!

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Ila June 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

Very innovative Parita!thanks for sharing!

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

glad it was helpful Ila :)

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scribbleofhappygoluckygal June 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

WOW.. THIS IS SUPER COOL:):):)

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

thank you :)

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lakshmi June 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

where can i get tea tree oil and lavender oil??

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:21 am

lakshmi it should be easily available at major online sites especially the ones which sell natural products or beauty center

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Lakshmi June 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

thank yu soo much parita :) I bought them and am rushing to my kitchen to prep it!!

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Parita June 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

:) do share your experience!

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Ekta June 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Wow Parita… This is so awesome… Perfect solution for the Delhi summer… Will try it at the earliest !!! Thanks for sharing it :)

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Parita June 18, 2012 at 8:21 am

welcome ekta!

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Ramya June 18, 2012 at 9:36 am

I will make this as soon as possible Parita! Tea tree really suits my skin n also Lavender. I have heard so much abt Greaan tea being a good toner, but I’d NEVER have dreamed of such a wonderful recipe. Do u follow this up with moisturizer?

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Parita June 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Hi Ramya..thanks no I dont as this gives enough moisturization to my combi skin :)

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swadha June 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

Dear Parita
How frequent one has to use this, once a week or everyday?

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Parita June 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I use the ice cubes everyday in the evening after cleansing my face, I also use it in the morning though not everyday only when I feel my face needs a bit lift up :)

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Preeti July 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I made this and used it and the effect on my face is unlike any facial!! Since I’ve been using it, I have seen a marked reduction in zits on my face. The rest I am using as a toner and I must tell its its become my HG toner! Never again will I need to buy toners from the shop! And its so easy to make, a boon for lazy bums like me! :) Loved it. Thanks again!!

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Parita July 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Thanks a lot Preeti for sharing your experience and I am glad it helped you :)

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shivi choudhary October 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

Hi, I managed to get tea tree oil at body shop but could not find lavender oil anywhere. So, I made the whole thing minus lavender oil ( hope that is alright). I applied it on my face last night. But after I woke up this morning, i noticed redness on my face…. I am a little worried. I hope its just temporary :( I have applied some lacto calamine to sooth it for now. Just want to ask you if i should continue using the pack or I should add lavender oil to it first. Please help :(

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Parita November 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

hi shivi..may be you added a lot of tea tree oil? tea tree oil is very strong n hence i use lavender with it since lavender oil is soothing on skin..i suggest you reduce the quantity if tea tree oil and first check if your skin is sensitive towards tea tree oil or not

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Parita November 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

also lavender oil is easily available online at all major online sites..

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