Green Tea Soothing Spray
This great soother has many uses (see below). Use unflavored, unscented plain green tea.
1 cup green tea leaves
1 quart spring water
- Steep the tea leaves in boiling water for 20 minutes.
- Cool and strain the liquid into a sterilized bottle and refrigerate.
Uses for Soothing Spray:
- As a cooling, refreshing bath splash.
- As a perk-up for tired feet.
- As an anti-fungal foot soak. Soak feet in a quart of soother and do not rinse.
- Use as a mouthwash.
- For minor cuts, rashes, or abrasions: saturate a cotton pad with soother and apply to injury for five minutes. Repeat. This can be done up to 4 times a day.
- To soothe minor sunburn, soak a cloth in the soother and place on sunburned area. Keep on for about 15 minutes.
- To freshen strained, tired eyes, soak cotton pads in green tea solution, squeeze out excess, and lay gently on eyelids. Let pads rest on lids for about 10 minutes. Repeat if necessary. This reduces puffiness and red eyes.
- Use as a blemish remedy. Splash on face or apply on blemish with pure cotton. Do not rinse.
Great Idea for Fresher Shoes and Feet
A great use for leftover leaves after brewing:
Allow spent tea leaves to dry, then crush them and sprinkle in shoes and socks to help keep feet healthy. Or fill an old nylon stocking with the dried leaves and place in your shoes.