Dec 28, 2011

DIY: Mate Yerba

Hello and Merry Christmas to all of you! (who celebrate it at least)
After a quick talk in twitter with Maria, i decided to talk to you about my newest skin discovery!!


This is ... (drums...) Mate Yerba !


A few things about it :





Guayakí Yerba Mate has the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate" all in one beverage. Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: yerba mate, coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa and guarana, yerba mate triumphs as the most balanced, delivering both energy and nutritionYerba mate is the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Southern Brazil where it is consumed 6 to 1 over coffee.   In Argentina, over 90% of the people drink yerba mate with a gourd and bombilla.






Source: guayaki


Personally I am a huge fan of it. I drink it almost everyday instead of coffee with a teaspoon of organic honey. But also, this herb does wonders for the skin! Yes yes ... Not only as a toner but also as a mild exfoliant too!

Toner
So all you have to do is make your mate drink as you would normally make any other tea. 
For one cup of mate i use 
1.5 teaspoon of Mate Yerba and hot water  100°C





Just soak a cotton pad or ball in the mate .
Then use it as you would use any other toner.
(avoid the eye area)
This toner is great for all skin types as it removes dirt while moisturizing the skin. You'll see from the first minute that the skin will feel fresh, soft and supple.


                                                       
Exfoliant
So after drinking your mate beverage you don't have to throw it !! (In the middle of that crisis we throw nothing away!) You can take these wet chopped leaves of mate and rub them lightly on your face. Seriously! It works! Leave them on your skin for a few minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Soft soft softneeeesss!




So where to get it? 
USA and UK buyers from your coffee shop/supermarket or amazon
Greek buyers from tsai.gr (i got it from here)

Oh did i mention that Mate Yerba has detoxing and slimming properties while reduces naturally the appetite?

I totally recommend it ! I prefer the Chai Mate though, which is a blend of Mate with cinnamon and other spices. But it's the same thing!

So have you tried Mate Yerba? 
Would you try it ?


4 comments:

  1. I have tried Mate as a drink and loved it.I have not thought of using it as a toner, even though I do use some times plain tea as lotion...I'll try it for sure! Filakia!

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  2. @Ria it's great! you should try it!

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  3. ti omorfi idea!! kai san afepsima alla kai protasi beaute!:)) trelathika me to site eimai treli me to tsai!:) thanx!

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  4. Is this what you were telling me about ?! It sounds fantastic , im buying !! xo

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