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DIY Green Tea After Sun Spray

July 21, 2016 in Tea DIY

This is a guest post by Jen Fitch of A Sip of Bliss.

Summer is definitely in full swing, and in Austin it is HOT! I have been spending a lot of time by the pool lately and with all of the sun exposure, my skin has been needing a refresher. I decided to whip up a DIY after sun spray with the amazing skin benefits of green tea. Green tea is wonderful for your skin, both when you drink it or apply it topically. It is chock full of antioxidants and has anti inflammatory properties. It can also help ease and soothe skin after sun exposure, whether just a little sun or if you stayed out a bit to long and got burnt (oops!). The spray gets extra healing properties with witch hazel and aloe vera.

Here is what you will need:

after sun spray
– 1 Bag of Green Tea
– 3oz Hot Water
– 2oz Witch Hazel (Alcohol Free)
– 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
– 5oz Fine Mist Spray Bottle


1. Steep the tea bag in 3oz hot water for 10 minutes. (You are basically making a super concentrated tea). Remove tea bag and refrigerate until cool.

2. Mix cooled tea, witch hazel and aloe in the spray bottle.

3. Shake well before using.

4. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

This spray is such a wonderful refresher after a day in the sun. If your skin is needing a little love this summer, give it a try!

jenAbout the Guest Writer:
Jen Fitch is a graphic designer living in Austin, TX with her husband and dog (but she is a California girl at heart). She loves delicious food, design, craft beer, a good cocktail, reading, adventures, learning new things, dog snuggles, friends and family. She loves to create. Whether it be food, design, art, crafts or DIY projects around the house. You can find a collection of some of her projects, thoughts and creative endeavors at her blog A Sip of Bliss.


*If you give this DIY Green Tea After Sun Spray a try, send me a photo of your creation on my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Include the hashtag #theteacupoflife.

**Check out my guest post on Jen’s blog for an Iced Earl Grey Latte recipe.

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  • Reply Grace & Green July 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Excellent! Green tea cosmetics are very popular in Japan. Green tea is very useful tea for our life. Thank you for this great post!

  • Reply themodestfoxpr July 27, 2016 at 1:32 am

    this is a lovely alternative! absolutely will try this.

  • Reply Sarina Wang July 27, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Never thought about using Green Tea as an after sun spray. I wonder how effective it would be as a light moisturizer? I’m definitely going to try this out, thanks for posting! & I love your blog 🙂

  • Reply Julie July 27, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Nice ideas for the hot Aussie summer, coming soon 🙂

  • Reply Dom July 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for this great recipe! I’m definitely going to try this! As a black woman, I rarely burn, but my skin does sizzle under the sun at the cottage…

  • Reply Jill July 27, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I totally make something similar to this… however, I add in lavender and frankincense oil! It is AMAZING!!! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Jones July 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    This is super nice and creative! I had no idea you could also apply green tea on your skin. I need to try this

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  • Reply valerie james June 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Jen! Tea lover here too! Can we also use White tea for this idea? I have read that the white tea has a lot of good benefits to our body. You may check it here:

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      Hi Valerie, I haven’t tried it with white tea before so I can’t comment on how it went but I think it is definitely worth trying out (and can be made the same way as the green tea after sun spray!) Let me know if you do give it a go and how white tea benefits.

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