I've teamed up with For Tea's Sake to bring you a mini recipe series. I've chosen 4 teas from their wellness collection to create 4 different recipes. The first part in the series features their Let's detox tea.
I will be creating very simple recipes to help your everyday ailments! Please note that I'm not a medical professional and my conclusions come from benefits thought to result from use of the different ingredients.
Choosing let's detox was a no brainer. This tea is packed with a ton of great ingredients! In addition to having raspberry, safflowers, anise and cloves, Let's detox also includes these superstars.
- Rooibos: Great anti-inflammatory properties that are sometimes seen to be effective in fighting skin issues such as eczema !
- Nettle: Antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties are great for treating dry or itchy skin!
- Licorice Root: Is said to have skin brightening and blemish fading effects.
- Calendula: The anti bacterial part of the crew
Did you notice all the skin benefits? Well I'm going to be adding some more ingredients that will rock your skin's world!
- Turmeric: Helps hydrate skin and build up collagen
- Raw Honey: Anti bacterial and antiseptic properties.
Ingredients you'll need:
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric. Turmeric is very potent. Free to use 1/4 of a teaspoon if you have concerns about it staining the skin
- 1 tablespoon raw honey of your choice (you can add more later to get desired texture)
- 1/3 cup milk to heat. ***You will use 1 tablespoon in the recipe ***
- 1 tablespoon Let's Detox Tea Blend
Tools you'll need:
- Small glass mason jar for storage
- Rubber spatula
- Strainer for tea
- some type of mixing spoon
- We need to make the tea part of this recipe. Heat your milk, do not let it boil completely over.
- Pour a tablespoon of the tea into milk, let stand for 4-6 minutes then strain the tea out of the milk.
- Add the turmeric to the glass container
- Add the honey into the container. You made need a rubber spatula to get the honey off the spoon if you chose a viscous raw honey like I did.
- Give the turmeric and the honey an initial mix before adding the milk. This little wooden spoon may not have been the best tool I could have used. This will be VERY sticky. Something with a flatter surface would be best, like a butter knife.
- Add the milk and mix together to get a general sense of the texture.
- I added a little bit more honey to thicken the mask but it will still be fairly liquid. Feel free to add additional honey to make the mask as thick as you'd like.
- Wash face with warm water.
- Spread mask all over your face or simply choose problem areas. Even though these ingredients are all natural, keep away from eyes and mouth for safety.
- Let the mask stand for 5 to 10 minutes
- Wash off with warm water, pat dry.
You might be thinking WOAH, what if the turmeric stains my skin? There is such a small amount of turmeric compared to the other ingredients so I don't think it will. I tried the mask on myself (see below) and my skin was fine. I do think that if the turmeric stays on your skin a little bit you can get it off by using some coconut oil on your face to remove it!
Are you brave enough to rub some turmeric, milk tea, and honey on your face?! I hope you are, I know your skin will thank you :)