Japanese Green Tea and Aromatherapy

by Kei Nishida

Japanese Green Tea and Aromatherapy

You may know how healthy Japanese green tea is for your body, but you may not know that the scent of green tea is also very beneficial to your mind and soul. No wonder the various green tea scented perfumes and body lotions on the market are so popular! Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Fragrance has been a top-seller for many years among women of all ages. 

However, to reap the benefits of green tea aromatherapy, you don't have to have to wear a green tea scented perfume. Instead, you can purchase a bottle of green tea essential oil or even create your own aromatherapy products by using the Japanese green tea you may already own.

Read on to learn more about the mental health benefits of green tea aromatherapy and how to take advantage of this soothing scent along with all of the other health benefits of green tea.

Green Tea Aromatherapy Benefits

The aromatherapy benefits of green tea are very unique. Unlike many other aromatherapy scents that either relax you so much that they lull you to sleep or are are very energizing, the scent of green tea relaxes your mind while sharpening your mental focus.

This makes green tea the perfect aromatherapy scent for you when you need to be relaxed, yet very alert. Green tea aromatherapy can be especially beneficial for you if you have high blood pressure, because it can help relieve stress that causes your blood pressure to rise.

Due it its ability to improve focus, it can also be a great aid when study for, and when taking, that important test in school or completing that important assignment at work.

Green Tea Spa Treatments

Green tea spa treatments are beneficial for your body, mind, and soul. When your spa technician uses body lotions, oils, and deep hair conditioners that contain green tea, it will fill up the room with that relaxing green tea scent. (Read more about Japanese Green Tea and Hair Health in my other article)

However, the benefits of green tea spa treatments don't end there. When the powerful antioxidants in green tea come in contact with your skin, they can greatly improve the health and appearance of it. The antioxidants in green tea fight free radicals that lead to skin damage. (Read more about Japanese Green Tea and Skin Health in my other article)

While sun exposure is the largest contributor to skin free radical damage, cigarette smoke, air pollution, and simple unhealthy food consumption all also cause free radical damage to your skin.

Skin free radical damage leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, sun spots, and even skin cancer. Green tea antioxidants are powerful preventatives of this damage.

Green tea skin products, along with green tea consumption, can also help clear up blemishes and acne. It is believed that green tea helps acne due to not only its antioxidant content, but also its gentle astringent properties.

In addition, green tea is also very beneficial for your hair, so if your spa offers a deep penetrating green tea hair conditioning treatment, then don't pass on it. The EGCG in green tea can strengthen your hair strands to prevent future hair breakage and damage from those hot hair appliances.  (Read more about EGCG in green tea in my other article.)

How to Enjoy Green Tea Aromatherapy at Home with Green Tea Essential Oil

Once you leave the spa and feel so amazing after the great green tea aromatherapy experience, you will want to take advantage of its benefits every day at home, and you can.

One option is to purchase green tea essential oil and simply use it in place, or combine it with, any other essential oils you already use in your aromatherapy routine. BioFinest Green Tea Essential Oil is a great option, because it is potent, yet very affordable.

Are you brand new to the world of aromatherapy? Don't worry, because getting started is easy. A simple and easy way to reap the reap the mental benefits of green tea aromatherapy is to just take the off oil container and take a whiff of the scent. You can also dab it on your pulse points, such as behind your ears and on your wrists, to carry the benefits of the scent with you all day long.

Of course, you will also want to incorporate that great smell into the air of your entire home, your bedroom, or your office. To do that, you have several options. You can purchase an aromatherapy reed diffuser set, fill the diffuser jar with an unscented carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil or safflower oil, then add just a few drops of your green tea oil into it.

Once you fill the jar with oil, you simply stick the reeds that come with it into the jar, and then flip them over. You only have to flip them once, because the oil will continue to travel up the reeds once they are saturated and make your home smell wonderful.

The MINX Fragrances Green Tea & Lemon Scented Reed Diffuser set is a great option that already comes with green tea and lemon scented oil. You can use the oil that comes with it to try out green tea aromatherapy before you invest in your own green tea oil.

Alternatively, you can scent the room with an oil burner. Fill the top of the oil burner with water, then add a couple of drops of your green tea essential oil to the water. Finally, light the small tea light under it and, once the water and oil heat up, enjoy the healthy aroma that fills the room.

How to Make Your Own Green Tea Oil

If you instead want to take advantage of green tea aromatherapy by using loose leaf green tea you already have at home or plan to purchase to drink, then you can make your own green tea oil.

While green tea oil you make at home won't be quite as potent as green tea essential oil that is produced using professional extraction methods, such as steam distillation, it can be powerful enough to use to perform at-home aromatherapy. To make green tea oil at home, all you need is one cup of a carrier oil that can withstand high heat (safflower oil, such as Life-Flo Organic Pure Safflower Oil, is a great option) and four tablespoons of loose leaf green tea.

Simply combine the oil and tea leaves in a pan, then place the pan on your stove top and turn the burner on "low" temperature setting. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, but don't forget to stir in on occasion. Then, remove the pan from heat, place a cover on it, and let it sit for about 24 hours on your stove top.

The next day, strain the tea leaves out of the oil using cheesecloth and try out your new homemade green tea aromatherapy oil.

You can also use this oil in a reed diffuser. However, since this oil is less potent than green tea essential oil and already contains safflower oil, you can simply fill the diffuser tank with your homemade green tea oil without adding additional safflower oil.

However, don't use this oil straight in your oil burner; instead, add a few drops to the water in the burner top, just as you would when using essential oil.

This oil is also great for dabbing on your pulse points to smell like green tea all day long, and since safflower oil is great for your skin, you can even rub a little on your skin when it is feeling dry.

Green tea is is not only healthy for your body, but also your mind and soul. Try green tea aromatherapy when you need to feel calm, yet focused.

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Kei Nishida
Kei Nishida


Kei Nishida, PMP is a writer, a Japanese Green Tea enthusiast, and the founder and CEO of JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com. With two books behind him and more on the way, this entertaining author brings his passion for Green Tea wherever he goes.

His two books "I Will Teach YOU How to be healthy by Using Japanese Green Tea!: Surprising Facts and Tips for How You can Take Best Advantage of This Amazing Plant" and "Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Cooking and Brewing Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know" are available in print and Kindle Book on Amazon.
These books and his blog Japanese Green Tea and Health provides health related tips and research findings focusing on green tea and its health benefit in variety of ways.

Kei’s love of Green Tea and passion for writing has helped make him a feature author on sites and Magazines such as Yoga Digest Magazine, T-Ching, Sexy Fit Vegan, and Woman’s Daily Magazine.

His enthusiasm for health and tea pushed him to developing his company, JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com, where he brings the very best in Japanese Green Tea to customers all over the world.

Kei grew up in Japan and moved to USA at the age of 14, now living in Portland, Oregon. In his earlier carrier, he was Software Engineer at Hewlett Packard Inc. Kei takes advantage of being bi-lingual in Japanese and English, as well as his science background for his research and writing. Information you find in his books and blogs are a combination of the best content and research from Japan and all around the world.

Books By Kei Nishida

I will Teach You How to Be Healthy By Using Japanese Green Tea

Paperback: 112 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1541252454
ISBN-13: 978-1541252455
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
Click Here to View Table of Contents and First 2 Chapters

Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Cooking and Brewing Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Cooking and Brewing Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know
Paperback: 120 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544093322
ISBN-13: 978-1544093321
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.3 x 6 inches
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Steeping Guide

Steeping Guide - Hot

  1. Dissolve 2 teaspoon of powder into 8 Oz of hot water. We recommend about 175°F for most common green tea.

    Please note that our product page has different recommended temperature based on type of tea between 175°F- 185°F; however, 175°F can be the most common and standard temperature that would work for any type of our green tea.

    Steeping guide

  2. Wait for 60-120 seconds  (Please follow steeping guide on the product for specific time based on type of tea.)

  3. Use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve hot

Steeping Guide - Cold

  1. Dissolve 3-4 teaspoon of powder into 30 Oz of cold water.  For best result, use filtered water, bottled water. Alternatively, you can boil water and let it cool down until room temperature. 

  2. Keep in refrigerator for 3 hours or more. Key point is to use longer time to dissolve. This way, sweetness increases, and it does not break down theanine and vitamin C.  For best result, let it sit for overnight. 

  3. Stair the water first, then use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve cold.