Energy Boosting Homemade Green Tea Body Scrub

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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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How to make a homemade green tea body scrub

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.

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Ingredients for a homemade green tea body scrub

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:

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine ¾ cup sugar, 1 tablespoon of loose leaf green tea, and 1 teaspoon of matcha green powder. 
  2. Mix together to combine.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil and ⅛ cup coconut oil to the green tea sugar base.
  4. Mix until scrub forms.
  5. Add 6 drops of optional lemon essential oil for an added citrus scent.
  6. Mix once more to distribute lemon scent.
  7. Scoop into an airtight container to store.
How to Use Homemade Green Tea Body Scrub:

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.

Energy Boosting Homemade Green Tea Body Scrub RecipeYou’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!

Have you made this green tea body scrub? Tag #lifenreflection on Instagram to share yours. Pin this simple body scrub recipe to make later.  

 
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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kyla @ A Life Adjacent

    Not only does the scrub look wonderful, but I bet it makes your skin feel great, too! Green tea has so many benefits. What a great idea to incorporate it into a scrub! 🙂

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      Thanks Kayla, it does feel great on your skin and it’s certainly an easy one to make!

  2. Reply

    Dearlives

    Awesome recipe. Gonna try this body scrub recipe DIY out. How long will it stay fresh ?

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      Thank you! Store it in a cool, dry location inside an airtight container for best results. Use within one to three months. Store any excess in the fridge to extend the shelf life.

  3. Reply

    Ree

    Can one make this without the matcha green powder, or is there a substitute? Thanks!!

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      Ree, the Matcha green powder does have a lot of amazing benefits for the skin and gives the scrub it’s bright green color. But, you could leave it out. At a just a teaspoon you won’t notice big difference in the consistency. You could always add another teaspoon of sugar or something fun like vanilla paste. I bet that would smell incredible green tea and vanilla…

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