I have a new body scrub recipe for you this week- Green Tea Sugar Scrub!
This is the fourth body scrub I have made for the blog and I have to say…it may be my favorite. I love Green Tea. I try to drink at least 2 cups a day. Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. If you aren’t familiar with all recent studies on Green Tea, be sure to do a little Googling. It is really quite interesting.
This Green Tea Sugar Scrub is so easy to make.
You can save so much money by making your own scrubs. Not only are DIY Body Scrubs easy on the wallet, when you make your own scrubs you can control the ingredients. You can also control the amount and texture.
The first thing you will need to do is make a strong cup of Green Tea. I used the small cup setting on my Keurig. Allow the tea to steep and cool completely.
You may want to consider using distilled water. (Your scrub will keep longer**.)
You will need three ingredients- Granulated Sugar, Grapeseed Oil, and Green Tea. The amount you will need will depend on the container you use. (Guideline below)
What You Need:
1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
1/8 Cup of Grapeseed Oil
1/8 Cup of Brewed Green Tea (cooled)
1 Bag of Green Tea (not brewed)
Personally, I like granulated sugar for scrubs. (Though Natural Sugar has larger crystal if you prefer a coarser texture.) You could also substitute Olive Oil for the Grapeseed Oil…or another carrier oil you prefer.
You will will need a large bowl and spoon to combine your ingredients.
Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
(I recommend adding a little brewed tea at a time.)
I find that adding the bag of loose tea to the scrub makes the scrub more interesting aesthetically. It also adds scent and texture.
The texture should resemble apple sauce or wet sand. Though texture is a personal preference.
Then just fill your container. (You will want to choose a container with a tight fitting lid.)
I tried this scrub today in the shower and I really like it. It is mild and the scent is subtle.
I do not use scrubs on my face. So any scrub I make with be a hand and/or body scrub.
**Since this scrub is made with water, it is not going to keep as long as a scrub that is made without water. If you would like a longer self life, you will want to delete the brewed tea and just add the tea straight from the bag. Remember, there is not a perservative in this scrub. Always inspect the scrub before using and do not use any scrub that looks or smells odd.**
Remember, that this recipe does contain oil so if you plan on using in the tub or shower you will want to exercise caution. I am sure if you get this on the floor of your tub or shower it will make it extra slick. Also, you may want to use a plastic container if you plan on keeping this in the tub or shower. You always want to test any beauty product on a small area to make sure you are not sensitive to any of the ingredients. As always, if you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients don’t use the product.
Disclaimer: This blog or it’s owner makes no claims health or otherwise about the effects or usefulness of this recipe. This post is for entertainment purposes only. You should address any skin care concerns with a skincare professional.
All featured were inspired by recipes from Pinterest. You can view more of these Scrub recipes on my Homemade Beauty Pinterest Board.
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