Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:39 AM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:35 PM
I'm going to try making this tomorrow. I have some decaf green tea, himalayan pink salt, and a lemon. I also have some white tea, but I don't know if I should add it because it's expensive and I don't want to change too many variables at once...
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:58 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:45 AM
Does this toner do the same?
Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:40 PM
But experiment with it and see for yourself. I guarantee (unless you have some sort of rare allergy to either of these two ingredients) that it won't do anything harmful. And you can always stop if you don't like it. There's no purging bullcrap either. That term is so abused by the acne industry. I can see where if you added a cup of sea salt instead of 1/4 teaspoon, that you might get some negative drying effects, but I feel comfortable advising this ratio
Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:56 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:26 PM
It might take some time to realize how much you go through per week, and then you can adjust how much you make based on that
It's a good idea to slosh the toner around in the container each time before opening the lid and applying to your face. That way everything is well mixed when you do
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:48 PM
I know there are threads on this site discussing ACV, and from what i've read it seems to help alot of people. I've tried it, and i even mixed it in with green tea. Personally, i'm staying away from topical acids from here on out. My skin is sensitive enough to where i'm not even going there again. However i'm sure if you put a little ACV in this toner it'd be fine, and for all I know it could make the toner even more effective. But i'd read up on how much to dilute it, cause i know adding too much of that stuff can be harsh
oh great!!! i am going to an herb shoppe this weekend for some items and am very excited about getting organic loose leaf green tea & now i am even more excited because i can still try the acv lol!
Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:25 PM
I know there was a thread started by a girl on this site talking about how she saw amazing results by drinking something like three glasses of water a day with a teaspoon of ACV in each. I know she did this everyday for a month with great results, and she said when she stopped her acne came back. I can't find the thread but i'll keep looking. When i've done this i usually add stevia and lemon to make the water taste better. And i use Bragg's, which i think is one of the best brands. But for sure i'd check out using ACV internally as well.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:58 PM
Edited by gingergirl22, 15 June 2012 - 07:03 PM.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:36 PM
But yeah, when you see green tea in pictures on these health sites, it's in a white cup and has a very bright green color. And that's because it's a very mild solution. After i pour my solution into the container and wash out the pan that i boiled the tea in, the water that i'm rinsing with turns that light green color. And that's with just about nothing left in the pan, so it just shows how concentrated this solution is.
I forgot to mention this in the original post, but it's something interesting that i don't think alot of people know about. This solution really helps with redness because green cancels out red in the color spectrum. And that's just regarding pigmentation. It also helps with redness simply due to the nature of the green tea
Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:40 PM
I think we should be drinking green tea too, but it just doesn't appeal to me much. I'm trying to come up with ideas for an iced tea drink for the summer though, maybe blending green tea with other flavors.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:15 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:20 PM
Edited by gingergirl22, 16 June 2012 - 04:27 PM.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:03 PM
i'm getting supplies tomorrow, sea salt included!!
Looking forward to heaing how it goes for you...please keep us posted!
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:57 PM
Ok i'm not sure how big these are so i'm just going to go with it. They might be huge. Thanks for the advice gingergirl
Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:28 PM
Edited by gingergirl22, 16 June 2012 - 07:29 PM.