Green Tea Coconut Oil Scrub

This amazing-smelling DIY beauty green tea coconut oil scrub will slough off dry winter skin while hydrating at the same time.

Green Tea Body Scrub

Green tea is commonly used topically in Japan to sooth and heal the skin. Two types of green tea can be used in the scrub: brewed green tea and matcha.  You don’t have to use both, but I matcha makes it a really terrific green color and is higher in antioxidants.

You can use sugar or salt in this scrub, depending on your skin type.  Sugar is gentler and can be used on your face, while salt is more abrasive and should only be used on the body.

This is the perfect use for that jar of coconut oil that you bought that smells or tastes a little bit too much like coconut to use in your cooking.  The coconut scent is really light and lovely on your skin. 

Ingredients
  1. 1/4 teaspoon regular grade matcha powder
  2. 1 x green tea bag
  3. 1/4 cup filtered wate
  4. 1 cup coconut oil
  5. 1/2 cup salt or sugar
Instructions
  1. Brew a strong cup of green tea with the tea bag and the water. Let it cool to room temperature or refrigerate.
  2. Combine the oil, sugar and match in a medium bowl and stir well to combine. Add 1/8 cup of the cooled green tea and mix well. If not using the matcha, add the remaining 1/8 cup of green tea.
  3. Store in an airtight container and use in the shower to gently exfoliate your skin.
Notes
  1. If using salt, please do not use as a face scrub. Use on body only. Use 1-2 times per week.
  2. If using sugar, please use on your face only 1-2 times per week, and on your body no more than 3 times per week.

Rick Williams
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1 Response

HTD
HTD

August 07, 2015

Do you have a japanese matcha green tea recipe to share? send your recipe in with pictures and if we publish it we will send you a free packet of matcha green tea!!

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