I’ve mixed up a ton of body scrubs in my kitchen, so many that my husband doesn’t know if I’m making dinner or cooking up a fabulous DIY recipe.
This is by far one of my fav’s. It’s purifying, refreshing and ultra-moisturizing and smells like a Matcha Green Tea Latte. It’s also so beneficial to the skin and has become a permanent part of my beauty routine.
Green tea is so good for you, its high in an antioxidant known as polyphenols (also found in grapes and olives) which are super beneficial to the skin. A study published in a 2009 issue of “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” showed that when polyphenols were applied directly to the skin they protect is from sun damage and even help with skin cells turnover, resulting in younger, healthier looking skin, and who doesn’t love that?
I wanted to really amp up this body scrub, so I combined loose green tea as well as matcha powdered green tea, which has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea, so your skin is literally going to suck this stuff in.
I also wanted this scrub to have the benefits of a detox since green tea has those benefits already; I added Epson salt to this recipe instead of sugar to get those benefits too.
Epson salts are packed with magnesium which helps reduce inflammation and flush out toxins.
We tend to spend a lot of time on our faces, but our bodies need TLC too. Using a good scrub like this at least once a week will help keep your skin smooth, hydrated and improve circulation.
The exfoliating benefits of the scrub are so good too. When you exfoliate (gently rubbing the skin in circular motions) you are removing dead skin cells, that can make the skin look tired and sallow and revealing moist, glowing skin underneath.
I added coconut oil as the carrier mainly because it’s antibacterial and anti-fungal and an excellent moisturizer. If you don’t like coconut oil go with argan or jojoba. If you want to make this anti-aging you can use borage seed oil.
Beauty Tip: You can use this scrub before shaving, it will soften the hair and open up the root.
Adding a good exfoliator to your beauty routine weekly will do wonder for the skin. I hope you give this one a try.