DIY Sugar Scrub with Matcha Green Tea

October 20, 2015

DIY Sugar Scrub with Matcha Green Tea

Green Tea is well known for its gentle healing properties because it is very rich in antioxidants. It has been used in beauty regimens for thousands of years. Not only has it been shown to help delay or reduce signs of aging and wrinkles, it’s excellent for exfoliation, hydration and softer skin too.

A green tea sugar scrub makes a great handmade gift because it is very simple to make and will keep in a tightly closed decorative jar for up to 3 months.

To make your own matcha green tea sugar scrub you’ll need:

For the Scrub
1 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1/4 cup jojoba oil or coconut oil
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 tsp loose leaf green tea (or 2 bags green tea)

Matcha Sugar Scrub ingredients

For the Packaging
Close lid jars
Card or label stock
Decorative ribbon

1. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl: green tea leaves, sugar, and matcha green tea powder.

Matcha Sugar Scrub Dry Mix

2. Add 1 TBSP of jojoba oil to start, and increase it gradually to get to the desired consistency. If using coconut oil, melt the coconut oil on the stove or in the microwave. Once melted, pour into the bowl with the sugar and tea and mix well.

Matcha Sugar Scrub Wet Mix

3. Put your mixture into a jar and add a pretty label. * Download our free printable labels and get 2 more bonus DIY Green Tea Beauty Recipes.*

DIY Sugar Scrub Packaging

To use your green tea sugar scrub, open the jar and give it a good stir. Wash your hands and apply it to your face and neck with your fingers. Gently massage the scrub in a circular motion for a minute or two. Then, using a soft washcloth dipped in warm water, pat your face until all of the sugar scrub is removed.

Most facial scrubs can be used 1 – 2 times per week but you may want to test a small patch to start to see what works best for you.

Just getting started with matcha? Try the matcha whisk and organic matcha set - essential tools for clump free matcha tea.


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