Homemade Green Tea and Honey Mask

Health & Wellness


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 on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

The ingredients are packed full of antioxidants, great for clearing redness, and helps to 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!

BY Kate Arends - January 15, 2014

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  1. Kevin | Thou Swell

    January 15th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good homemade mask, and this one looks perfect!

  2. Kate

    January 15th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Happy to hear that!

  3. sanoo

    March 11th, 2017 at 4:39 am

    plz reply me back whats the benifets of the black tea mask???????????????????

  4. Katya

    January 15th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    When you say moistened tea leaves, do you mean after you make some tea or fresh tea slightly wet? Thanks. Fast and simple.

  5. Kate

    January 15th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Yes! I would just dip the teabag into some water, then cut open the bag.

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  12. Ines

    January 18th, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Amazing! I should try this!

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  14. sarah

    January 18th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    this sounds perfect.

  15. Desi

    January 26th, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I love diy masks. I don’t do them as often as I would like because I forget. Thanks for the reminder.

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  18. lai

    February 13th, 2014 at 7:47 am

    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 🙂

  19. icebergslym

    February 21st, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Just did it, and really appreciated. thank you 🙂

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  21. Amy

    March 10th, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I’ve been doing this for months and it’s amazing!!

  22. Renee

    February 26th, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Does it matter what mind of milk?

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  25. makenzie

    April 16th, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I put in a splash of milk to break up the honey and make it easier to spread, it worked wonders for me! 🙂

  26. Kate

    April 16th, 2014 at 8:33 am

    That’s a great tip! Thank you 🙂

  27. Renee

    February 26th, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Does it matter what kind of milk you use?

  28. sunni

    April 26th, 2014 at 4:23 am

    my skin feels AMAZING after this mask, thank you!

  29. Itsmrsvaca2u

    May 7th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    How did you store the leftover mixture for future use, and for how Long?

  30. Kate

    May 7th, 2014 at 10:39 am

    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!

  31. bridget

    May 11th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    cool thank you

  32. bridget

    May 11th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    You should also try pink lemonade face scub smells and works great!

  33. pandastripe

    May 19th, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Will a used green tea bag still be okay to mix with he honey?

  34. Kate

    May 19th, 2014 at 8:45 am


  35. Roxanne Yong

    May 30th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Can you store it in an air tight container?

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  37. Bushra

    July 17th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Does it work for brighten up dark complexion .. N also for dark pimples spots ?

  38. Lisa W.

    July 20th, 2014 at 12:19 am

    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.

  39. jj

    August 1st, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Best to use freshly made tea and make single batches. It loses its antioxident power over time.

  40. kate

    August 12th, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Is normal squeezy honey okay to use??

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  44. Julie

    September 13th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Once a day? Or twice?

  45. Ness

    October 19th, 2014 at 12:59 am

    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!!

  46. amazingawesome

    December 6th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Mix half two tables spoons of aloe Vera gel and half tea spoon of dark brown sugar to make this a brilliant scrub

  47. amazingawesome

    December 6th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Mix half two tables spoons of aloe Vera gel and half tea spoon of dark brown sugar to make this a brilliant scrub.

  48. Michelle

    January 17th, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    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!

  49. cara

    February 5th, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    How many times a day do you do this?

  50. cara

    February 5th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    How many times a day would you recommend to do this?

  51. kike

    March 31st, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    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?

  52. fiona

    April 5th, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    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.

  53. jahnel

    April 11th, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    How long does it last if i put it in the refigerator and do i have to use it right away after making it.

  54. Kate

    April 21st, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Hi Janel, it lasts about one month. Thank you!

  55. Bellissima

    May 10th, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Trying this as a make-up free solution for my face. We love it!

  56. Kate

    May 12th, 2015 at 10:04 am

    When will I use this mask? Before or after washing my face with soap?

  57. Kate

    May 12th, 2015 at 10:05 am

    When will I use this mask? Before or after washing my face? Thank you

  58. Fashion & Styles

    May 21st, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I wash my face all the time. Thanks for posting. We read and love your blog!

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    June 21st, 2015 at 1:18 am

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

  61. Jam

    August 12th, 2015 at 8:57 am

    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.. 🙂 viola ur beautiful!!!!!!!

  62. Larraine

    November 25th, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Hi. stumbled upon your blog today. How long did you do this? What was the long term effect? Thanks.

  63. kioscetakkalender

    December 9th, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Very descriptive blog, I loved thhat a lot. Will there be a part 2?

  64. melanie

    January 3rd, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    How many times do we do it??

  65. Vish

    January 18th, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    How often should we apply this facepack? Daily?

  66. Kate

    January 20th, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I use it once a week. The sugar is a little hard on your skin, especially in the winter.

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  68. Portia

    February 26th, 2016 at 3:47 am

    This sounds great, I’ll be sure to try it with my fresh cup of green tea and just relax! Thanks 🙂

  69. Jordan

    March 3rd, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    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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  71. Margaret _ A

    May 2nd, 2016 at 7:47 am

    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 ????.

  72. Ana

    June 6th, 2016 at 12:33 am

    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?

  73. Eden

    July 16th, 2016 at 12:26 am

    does this have immediate results or do you have to use the mask a couple times before it starts to show?

  74. Kate

    July 21st, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I found it had immediate results!

  75. Sravz

    July 30th, 2016 at 9:47 am

    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

  76. Posh

    August 10th, 2016 at 1:19 am

    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.

  77. Hafsah Khan

    August 29th, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    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?

  78. Emily

    November 3rd, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    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!

  79. Judy

    November 7th, 2016 at 11:52 am

    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.

  80. amy

    November 9th, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    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.

  81. Gemma

    November 27th, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Did you use organic tea leaves?

  82. ACNE

    November 25th, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    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

  83. Gemma

    November 27th, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    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!!

  84. Cathy

    December 29th, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Which moisturiser should I use after the green tea and honey mask

  85. Nita Lou

    January 6th, 2017 at 8:58 am

    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

  86. Vinod

    April 2nd, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Can i use ,used green tea bag

  87. themanifestmiracle

    May 3rd, 2017 at 3:33 am

    I will teach you how to make green tea at home.

  88. newbodydietplan

    May 4th, 2017 at 2:50 am

    Homemade Honey mask is very healthy for your skin.

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    May 5th, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Girls are putting honey mask on their face to look beautiful.

  90. Your Name

    May 15th, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I love this tea!

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    June 5th, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I like this recipe. It is really nice.

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    June 8th, 2017 at 5:18 am

    It is healthy to drink green tea especially homemade

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    September 25th, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Use honey mask on your face to get more white.

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