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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January 15, 2014 2:20 pm

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

March 11, 2017 4:39 am

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

January 15, 2014 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.

January 16, 2014 2:29 pm

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January 17, 2014 7:10 am

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January 18, 2014 5:37 am

Amazing! I should try this!

January 18, 2014 5:11 pm

this sounds perfect.

January 26, 2014 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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February 7, 2014 2:27 pm

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February 13, 2014 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 🙂

February 21, 2014 2:50 pm

Just did it, and really appreciated. thank you 🙂

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March 10, 2014 10:44 pm

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

February 26, 2017 3:05 pm
Reply to  Amy

Does it matter what mind of milk?

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April 16, 2014 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! 🙂

February 26, 2017 3:07 pm
Reply to  makenzie

Does it matter what kind of milk you use?

April 26, 2014 4:23 am

my skin feels AMAZING after this mask, thank you!

May 7, 2014 10:02 am

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

May 11, 2014 9:49 pm

cool thank you

May 11, 2014 9:50 pm

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

May 19, 2014 1:57 am

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

Roxanne Yong
May 30, 2014 11:10 pm

Can you store it in an air tight container?

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July 17, 2014 6:06 pm

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

Lisa W.
July 20, 2014 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… Read more »

August 1, 2014 10:23 pm

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

August 12, 2014 11:26 am

Is normal squeezy honey okay to use??

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September 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Once a day? Or twice?

October 19, 2014 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!!

December 6, 2014 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

December 6, 2014 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.

January 17, 2015 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… Read more »

February 5, 2015 12:50 pm

How many times a day do you do this?

February 5, 2015 12:51 pm

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

March 31, 2015 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?

April 5, 2015 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.

April 11, 2015 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.

May 10, 2015 3:29 pm

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

May 12, 2015 10:04 am

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

May 12, 2015 10:05 am

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

May 21, 2015 8:54 pm

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

June 2, 2015 4:17 pm

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June 21, 2015 1:18 am

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

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