Does Your Skin Need a Drink?
There are two times of the year when my skin needs more than a standard lotion. The dry air in the winter and summer months often leave my skin feeling dehydrated and well, itchy. Does this ever happen to you?
I’ve learned there’s a big difference between lotion and body butter. If you’re not sure which one to reach for with your skin, learn how here – Body Butter Versus Lotion.
Today’s recipe for an authentic DIY green tea body butter has all the hydrating benefits we need winter or summer.
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Green Tea Not Only Benefits Your Health it Benefits Your Skin Too
According to the experts at Healthy Homestead, green tea is one of the healthy drinks you can consume. Read more reasons to “go green” here. But, did you know green tea is not only good for health but incredibly good for your skin too?
It’s actually wonderful for your body, skin, and hair. You can consume it in a cup of tea or you can apply it topically to the skin in recipes such as a mask, toner, body wash, or moisturizer.
Learn more about the benefits of green tea and matcha green tea I shared with my recipe for Matcha Green Tea Bath Bombs!
DIY Green Tea Body Butter Ingredients:
1 cup of coconut oil
4 tablespoons green tea, loose leaf
How to Make a DIY Green Tea Body Butter:
For the recipe, we begin with a simple hot oil infusion method. It takes about 1 hour but the result is worth it. Plus, you can just set it to simmer on low and let it infuse.
Using a double broiler add few inches of water to the bottom saucepan and bring it to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and 1 cup of coconut oil and 4 tablespoons of loose leaf green tea to the top saucepan. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add more water to the bottom saucepan if it evaporates.
Be cautious, not to overheat the oil as it will destroy the benefits of the oil. After simmering for 1 hour, let cool.
Then using a fine cheesecloth or paper towel strain oil over a jar. Place the jar the fridge to cool until almost solid. Remove the fridge and whip using a hand mixer for 3 to 5 minutes.
(Note: If you’d like to add essential oils for fragrance, do so before whipping.) Last, store your DIY green tea body butter in an airtight container.
Related: Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak
So, what are you waiting for?
Unlock the benefits of green tea and hydrate your skin naturally with an Authentic DIY Green Tea Body Butter.
So simple it’s made with only 2 ingredients!
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