Homemade Green Tea Facepack

This is a quick, cheap and easy recipe for a green tea facepack. It makes sense that something so good for your insides is good for your skin too. So make up this homemade facemask and feel it tingle your skin.

What you will need –
– Half a small teacup of warm green tea (around 40-50ml)
– 5tbsp of Bicarbonate of Soda (plus some extra to have on hand)

Method –
1. Boil your kettle and make up a teacup of green tea. Do not allow to stew or it will smell like fish, bleugh, no one likes a fishy face.
2. Rest, relax and drink half the cup of tea.
3. Pour the rest of the tea into a small bowl and add 4tbsp of the bi carb, mix in with a small spoon or spatula until it forms a paste.
4. Drain off any excess liquid and add the last tbsp of bi carb, stirring quickly (you may need to add more on top of the last tbsp of bi carb, it’s a fussy mixture).

5. Smooth onto face avoiding the eye and mouth (keep stirring the mixture as you apply or it will become sloppy – add more bi carb if it does) and allow to dry – no more than 2-3minutes.
6. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

I wouldn’t recommend this facepack to anyone with an active skin condition, sore spots or broken skin because it could sting a little, other than that it is quite gentle, even if it does tingle a tad.


P.S. Do you like green tea?

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  1. I wish they would sell BiCarb in much bigger sizes. It’s a wonder product.

    I’ve not tried it on my face yet though.

  2. I LOVE green tea, it’s my regular tea of choice!! Not sure about the facemask tho, bicarb on your face? Does it not fizz?

  3. It tends to fizz in the bowl more than on your face. It feels a bit tingly but other than that I haven’t had any problems with it.

  4. @ Aimee- we bought a bulk load off ebay of bicarb. I think it was 5kg? I know it sounds a lot but it worked out quite cheap and I use it for washing, cleaning, everything! I just keep it in the bottom of a cupboard in a massive tub with a lid & a scoop in it- nice & handy :) I won’t try this mask cos I get eczema on my face but I like the idea!

  5. Great idea!!

  6. I’ve also bought it in bulk from ebay and it works out really cheap. Most supermarkets now stock it in larger (usually cardboard) packs in the cleaning aisle.

  7. ooh. that looks like a really nice idea. Will have to try it this weekend.


  8. Yuck I don’t like green tea so this sounds like a good use for it, ha ha! However I have eczema so it’s probably a no-go. great idea though x

  9. I will have to try it..It sounds very simple to make and I have all the ingredients at hand (plus I quite like green tea so I won’t mind drinking half of it before hand). Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Ooh I really want to try this, thanks! green tea is ok- I force myself to drink it anyway.

  11. my face could really do with a pack right now. In fact i might just do one tonight…i bought a new one the other day and hubs is going out :)

  12. Just tried it!! I love green tea!!!


    :) X

  13. I love this post, such a good idea and great pics! You look adorable!

    I love peppermint tea but am not so keen on green :S

    Love Amie xxxx


  14. I’m always a little wary of homemade skin thingies as I have realllly sensitive skin – but they always look like such a good idea. Damn my fussy skin!

  15. Great pics..looks like you had fun with that facepack!

  16. Like green tea v much; will have to remember not to drink the whole cup. Love the idea of the mask – will try it tomorrow as the only bicarb I have the moment is in the fridge doing its freshening job, and not up to the job in hand, I fear. Thanks for the tip!

  17. LOVE IT! :)


  18. I am so going to try this one evening! I used to use lush face masks but they are quite expensive and now I’m on a tight budget I have to be more careful with my beauty spends.

    (And yes, I love green tea! I don’t drink ‘normal’ tea, just green tea)

  19. i love green tea! i never thought to use it on my skin – trying this out soon!

  20. I’ll give this a go, better than drinking it (die hard coffee lover myself). I used to make all sorts of odd concoctions from the tips page of J17.

  21. This is a great idea! I got into green tea last time I was in china after hating it for years. Turned out I had always been making it far too strong!

  22. Lovely tip! Thanks. I’ve been into Lady Grey lately, but will definately be giving this a go next time I have green tea!

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  24. you seem like so much fun! i need a friend like you in Canada! keep up the good work, i absolutely adore your blog.

  25. I love green tea, and is my tea of choice where ever I go. In fact I tend to take my own tea bags now!

  26. This is an interesting idea. I’m trying to introduce Americans to green tea, and I’ll try this and post it to my site if you don’t mind. Check it out at https://green-tea-depot.com We want to add a recipes section, and this might fit there. Would you like a backlink to your site, and if so, where?


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