Tea Thyme Skin
Jinni describes her Tea
Thyme Recipe as a refreshing, invigorating breath of spring
for the skin.
This toner is as simple as they come and really serves to stimulate as
well as to protect the skin.
Jinni explains that tea, especially green
tea, is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Green tea is also
a natural anti-bacterial.
Although Jinni doesn't have a garden, she does
find that thyme as well as many others herbs grow quite well right on
her kitchen window sill!
This combination is great toner recipe for all
skin types but is especially beneficial for acne prone and
Jinni adds that she also uses this toner recipe as
a compress for inflamed skin as well, especially for sunburns.
Jinni uses this toner herbal recipe as a compress
sunburns because it promotes healing and is quite soothing. All she
does is dampen a cloth with the toner, pop it in the freezer for 10
minutes and she is rewarded with instance relief from her sunburn.
~ Green Tea Thyme Toner ~
- 4 to 5 good quality green tea
bags or several heaping teaspoons of green tea leaves
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup of fresh thyme roughly chopped
- 2 cups of mineral or vitamin
- small pot
Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Bring the
pot to a boil then turn down the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and let the tea and thyme steep until
cool. This will make a rich, highly concentrated green tea and thyme
Squeeze out each tea bag thoroughly over the pot,
press the thyme with the back of a spoon to release every bit of the
herb, and then strain liquid into a container.