DIY MATCHA GREEN TEA SMOOTHING BODY EXFOLIATOR

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Green Tea Macha Scrub The Eco Hub Candice Batista

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?

Green Tea Macha Srub The Eco Hub Candice Batista

I wanted to really amp up this body scrub, so I combined loose green tea as well as Matcha Ninja Cold-Brew 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.

Green Tea Macha Srub The Eco Hub Candice Batista

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.

Green Tea Macha Srub The Eco Hub Candice Batista

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.

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DIY MATCHA NINJA GREEN TEA SMOOTHING BODY EXFOLIATOR
Green Tea Macha Srub The Eco Hub Candice Batista
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
4 applications
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
4 applications
Green Tea Macha Srub The Eco Hub Candice Batista
Instructions
  1. mix the tea leaves, powder and matcha in a bowl
  2. add the coconut oil and mix well to form a thicker consistency
  3. place mixture into a air-tight, sterlized jar
Recipe Notes

Recommend for: All skin types

Usage: Once a week

Make sure you do a patch test before trying any new products

You can replace the salt with the sugar, but I prefer the benefits of salt for this recipe

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Adding a good exfoliator to your beauty routine weekly will do wonder for the skin. I hope you give this one a try.

 

If you try this recipe, I’d love to see a photo, tag @candicebatista on social media and use the hashtag #TheEcoHub, I’d love to see your creations.

By | 2017-05-28T18:50:38+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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Candice is an award winning eco-journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates, whose been sharing tips on how to live a more sustainable life for over a decade now. Currently, she calls CTV’s "The Marilyn Denis Show” home. As the resident on-air eco expert (and producer) , she provides viewers with the tools they need to live happy, healthy, green lives. From DIY recipes to saving energy, Candice has you covered.

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