Need a Burst of Energy?
Trying to get through the work week or just need a boost of energy to start the day? I know you might be thinking, “coffee, coffee, and some more coffee” our answer to all lack of energy needs right?
Well, if you are anything like me the taste of coffee is just too bitter without sugary syrups and flavors. And sugar I could use less of!
Tea on the other hand I find doesn’t need any additives and green tea happens to be a natural energy booster known to increase mental focus.
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Why use green tea in a body scrub?
Steamed from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant green tea is not only a natural energy booster is also packed full of other incredible ingredients.
Such as skin-loving antioxidants and L-theanine an amino acid shown to promote a state of calm awareness.
All of which I’ve found to be a wonderful addition to skin care treatments. This recipe for a homemade green tea body scrub reaps the many benefits of green tea and gives it a beautiful shade of green.
Homemade Green Tea Body Scrub Ingredients:
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
¾ cup natural sugar
1 tablespoon loose leaf green tea
1 teaspoon matcha green powder
⅛ cup coconut oil
6 drops lemon essential oil, optional
How to Make Homemade Green Tea Body Scrub:
- In a small mixing bowl combine ¾ cup sugar, 1 tablespoon of loose leaf green tea, and 1 teaspoon of matcha green powder.
- Mix together to combine.
- Add 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil and ⅛ cup coconut oil to the green tea sugar base.
- Mix until scrub forms.
- Add 6 drops of optional lemon essential oil for an added citrus scent.
- Mix once more to distribute lemon scent.
- Scoop into an airtight container to store.
Apply this DIY green tea body scrub to damp skin and massage gently to slough away dead skin cells.
Use on hands, feet, arms, and legs. Rinse well and dry with a towel.
Use two to three times a week for soft healthy skin. Apply green tea body butter to lock in moisture following scrub.
You’ll love how soft this homemade green tea body scrub makes your skin too! It’s quite a treat and makes a great gift as well. Double or triple the recipe to share!
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