The Anatomy of a DIY Matcha Green Tea Bath Bomb
Matcha green tea has so many benefits when you drink it and soaking in it is amazing for your skin, not mention it smells amazing!
Check out my five favorite matcha benefits and my step by step green tea bath bomb recipe below.
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5 Incredible Benefits of Matcha
- Matcha is an energy booster and a great substitute for coffee. Try a cup in the afternoon in place of coffee to skip the crash.
- High in antioxidants, matcha is a becoming popular around the world for its anti-aging properties.
- Matcha reduces inflammation in the body. Which is always great for the skin!
- Matcha is grown in the shade and contains more chlorophyll than other green teas. This makes it an even greater detoxifier.
- Rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid found in matcha promotes a state of relaxation. Who doesn’t want more relaxation?
DIY Matcha Green Tea Bath Bomb Ingredients
- ½ cup baking soda
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- ⅛ cup arrowroot powder
- ¼ cup citric acid
- 2 tablespoons green tea, loose leaf
- ⅛ cup Epsom salt, fine
- 3 teaspoons sweet almond oil
- 1 to 2 teaspoons witch hazel
How to Make DIY Matcha Green Tea Bath Bomb
Add 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/8 cup arrowroot powder, 1/4 cup citric acid, and 1/8 cup Epsom salt to a large glass mixing bowl. Whisk to blend and remove any clumps. Add 1 tablespoon of green matcha powder for color. Then slowly pour 3 teaspoons of sweet almond oil into the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down.
After adding sweet almond oil into the dry mixture, scoop a small amount into your hand and squeeze it together to test the consistency. It should stick together and hold its shape. If the mixture is too dry and powdery, add a ½ teaspoon of witch hazel or water. Then mix well and test again. Repeat until you have the correct consistency.
Once the bath bomb mixture is ready, place a pinch of loose leaf green tea in the base of one half of a bath bomb mold. Scoop each side of the bath bomb mold into the mixture until it’s just overflowing. Then press together and let stand 2 minutes. I recommend using multiple bath bomb molds so you can keep going while the others are setting. Continue to add a pinch of green tea to one half of each bath bomb. Once set gently release the bath bomb onto a cutting board or cookie sheet. If the bath bomb cracks while removing it, scoop a little more mixture and press together again.
Allow bath bombs to dry uncovered 8 hours or overnight. Once dry, store in a dry place or container until use. Yields: 6 large bath 5 oz bombs or 12 to 15 small 2 oz bath bombs
I can’t help but want to make more!
After finally conquering the art of bath bombs and I can’t help but want to make more! I plan to make so many different bath bomb colors and scents with essential oils, herbs, and teas…
If you’ve had trouble making bath bombs before, read how I finally mastered bath bombs here and try my recipe for Orange Pomander Bath Bombs. Find more natural recipes in my Winter Skin Care Survival Guidebook.