Homemade Green Tea and Honey Mask

Believe it or not, the best thing to happen to your skin just might be sitting in your pantry. I’m a huge fan of using everyday ingredients to create affordable masks and scrubs, so when I came across this incredibly simple green tea and honey mask from Jamie Krell, I stopped what I was doing (getting ready to go to work this morning!) and gave myself a little 15 minute spa treatment. If you’re looking for a fantastic way to start the work day, this is one of them.


DIY masks don’t get easier than this: Mix moistened green leaves (just cut open a green tea bag) with honey to form a paste and coat your entire face – leave for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

The ingredients are packed full of antioxidants, great for clearing redness, and help prevent blackheads. It also smells great…that is if you’re a fan of green tea and honey. This mask is great for spot treatments, too. My trouble spots for redness are around my nose, eyebrows, and chin, so I saved a little bit of the mixture for smaller treatments in the coming week.


Here’s me, makeup-free and happy as a clam about my soon-to-be glowing complexion. I hope you guys try this with great results. Three cheers for affordable and easy beauty regimens!

  • Tried this and loved it! I made a cup of tea first before tearing the wet tea bag for the face mask. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • I actually kept the dish on my bathroom counter and used it a couple times the following week. It keeps pretty well in a pretty little jar without any refrigeration!

  • I mixed this up after brewing green tea for drinking. I think I had about 10 bags for the gallon of tea I made. I just cut the bags open while they were still damp and mixed with enough honey to make a paste. It made at least a couple of ounces of product so I keep the rest in an airtight little bowl and keep it in the fridge. I don’t believe the fridge is necessary since neither honey nor green tea require it on their own but I think the cool product gives it a little soothing extra bonus! I’m think I’m going to try blending it to see if I can get a “creamy’ consistency from it! Ive only used twice so far so I’ll post again later after a few more treatments to give results.

  • Try it as a hair mask too, helps damaged hair, coconut oil in this mixture is really good too.
    Also while you have your face mask on pop some coconut oil in your bath and sit and relax The Lauric Acid in Coconut Oil Can Kill Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi, Helping to Stave Off Infections.
    So oil your self up ladies!!

  • You can use fresh lemon juice on dark acne spots to lighten them, and even a few drops of lemon juice in your mask as an all over brightener. I just did an awesome mask using green tea juice (dipped tea bag in boiled water and squeezed out the water from it), honey (raw/unfiltered), few drops of lemon juice, and ground oatmeal into powder. Formed a paste and leave it on as long as you like, at least an hour… If you need more liquid in your mix just use a little of your fresh brewed green tea. It’s on my face now, been for an hour or so. So far so good!
    Also, before applying the mask, I brewed some green tea, poured in a bowl, and steamed my face for 10 minutes to open my pores. Also drank a large cup of green tea with honey and lemon as an added antioxidant experience! Love pampering myself, inside and out!

  • I really love the DIY all natural masks for my acne and I really love green tea. I’ve been reading a lot about green tea and honey masks, and I wanna try it but before I do can I just ask one thing? Will this dye your skin green at all?

  • Hi! I just want to let you know that i tried this and this mask ACTUALLY WORKS! My problem area is my chin specially during summer. But this mask prevents new breakouts and dries existing pimples. Really amazing, effective and affordable. After only a week of applying the mask twice a day (before going to work and before going to bed) i could see results. Thanks for the post.

  • I just added honey, green tea and baking soda. It worked as a wonderful scrub and left it for 10 minutes. ..

  • For me I make my tea(green tea) in hot water, let it sit for 2 minutes and remove tea bag then mix green tea with honey.. Prepare a small bowl and mix honey with the used tea, remove the bag And the mix the tea and honey and apply it to your face…cover ur face and let it sit for 30 minutes while enjoying a cup of tea and cookies… After 30 min. Wash ur face with cold water aand pat dry with clean towel.. Don’t forget to use moisturizer. I do this everyday, makes ur pore smaller and removes blackheads.. πŸ™‚ viola ur beautiful!!!!!!!

  • Today i made some green tea and wondered, what if i can use the teabag for a facial? So i googled “green tea and honey face mask” and this showed up! it really is a great mask, i have it on right now and it feels great ! so excited to see the results !

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  • For sometime after the mask…I tried warm honey and green tea bath and it is working so well.I think you should try it.less expensive… I am losing weight and getting a more beautiful skin ????.

  • well i have green tea but only the actual leaves, is it still okay to use or should i cut the leafs up or something?

  • Hi, I have combination skin (oily t-zone ) with open pores.My skin looks dull and oily.I have tried almost all remedies.But none of them worked for me.Please suggest some effective face mask

  • Just tried it… It works magic. Added little lemon into the mix. I’m going try this twice daily for 4weeks to see a perfect skin tone and smoothness.

  • Hi i love this idea of a face mask. I will absoloutly try this mask in the morning!
    Also i will tell the results too. X
    Do u know any face scrubs which are very effective but with homemade simple ingrediants whichactually work for teenage spots and big pimples?

  • I noticed a difference after trying it once!! I’m so happy, thank-you so much for sharing!!! I will continue to use this method in the future. How often would you recommend doing this per week? Thanks again!

  • I just used a used green tea bag and sugar to scrub my face last night, and this morning. I got compliments from my colleagues that I’m looking beautiful. It feels great too, with a wonderful scent.

  • I have struggled with acne for a while and this has been helping alot so far. I have tried everything and this seems to dry it up without leaving it irritated.

  • i did this and broke out emmediently after. i usually have non sensitive skin but i now have very bumpy skin. the tea leaves make this very abbrasive

  • Love this mask, the only thing I added was pure glycerin. My face felt amazing after the mask… I did two organic tea bags cut open one teaspoon of pure vegetable glycerin, and two teaspoons of honey. Blemishes automatically became smaller and skin felt soft with an excellent glow!!!! Will definitely continue once a week!!

  • Looking forward to trying this for smoother skin and irritated red spots. Keeping fingers crossed that this simple and affordable mixture will not only feel good but help any inflammation