We’ve all been there. You read an article boasting the newest tea craze, many hailing certain teas as being the next big thing in beauty and health, and run to your nearest grocery store to stock up. You try to get into the habit of drinking the tea every day, you really do, but you end up always going for that coffee or latte. Next thing you know, you got yourself month old tea in your cabinets and the resolve that you’re just not a ‘tea person’.
So what can you do with these teas?
Orange Cinnamon Tea
What To Do With It? Hair Growth & Lightening Spray
Due to it’s stimulant properties, orange cinnamon tea is a great tool for when your want to speed up your hair growth. With the sun reflecting trick of the infused orange, you will also be able to finally get some of those sun-kissed highlights. Just steep the tea in warm water, add to a spray bottle, and distribute evenly through your hair.
What To Do With It? Clarifying Facial Scrub
Both anti-inflammatory and cleansing, ginger tea is an amazing tool for any clarifying need. To rid your pores of toxins and significantly lessen any redness, a ginger tea facial scrub is one of the best ways to go. To make the scrub, just combine the following: 2 Tbsp of ginger tea, 4 Tbsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp of baking soda, and 1 tsp of raw honey. *If your skin is very sensitive, skip the baking soda*
Lemon Green Tea
What To Do With It? Whitening & Strengthening Nails Soak
What can’t green tea do? Nothing. Take advantage of the lemon infused in this green tea and use it for a nail whitener, which is possible due to the widely known lightening agent of citrus fruits. While your nails are lightening from the lemon, the green tea will help to strengthen the nails and prevent breakage. To do this, just soak your hands in the tea for 10-30 minutes.
What To Do With It? Hair Thickening & Gloss Rinse
Only recently coming into the spotlight as a tea with beauty and health properties, Oolong tea is used for both hair and skin benefits. Due to this tea’s high potency of vitamin K, which is one of the best vitamins for cell rejuvenation, I love to use it for a hair strengthener and glossing agent. To do this, all you have to do it pour the tea through your hair after your show.