A Modern Day Fairy Tale: DIY Matcha Green Tea Face Scrub

Thursday, September 28, 2017

DIY Matcha Green Tea Face Scrub

Have you heard of Matcha Powder?

If you're up on green living/eating chances are you've stumbled upon it once or twice... but what is it? Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. It is supposed to be the highest quality green tea available with many great health benefits. I was recently given the chance to try some out for myself and I must be entirely honest... my non-tea drinking self just couldn't get into drinking it. Still, I'm not one to let things go to waste so I started researching. I discovered that Matcha not only great qualities for your health, but also for your skin. Take a look:

  • Relieves Redness. Has many inflammatory properties that can reduce redness. 
  • Anti-Aging Properties. Matcha is said to stimulate elastin production, adding volume to the skin. It can also potentially protect against age spots, sun damage and wrinkles. 
  • Shrinks pores. The tannins in the matcha can help shrink pores for better looking skin.
  • It's gentle. No matter your skin type, it is gentle enough for them all.
With all this in mind, I decided to have some fun and add Matcha into my beauty routine with a new type of scrub!


DIY Matcha Sugar Scrub

  • Matcha Tea Powder
  • Sugar
  • Coconut Oil
  • Green Tea Leaves (optional)
  1. In a small bowl, add about 1/4 cup coconut oil and around a tablespoon or so of the matcha. It doesn't have to be exact, I usually just eyeball it. Mix well. 
  2. If you'd like to add the loose leaf tea to your mix, you can add that here. Not too much, about what you'd find in a single serving tea bag. 
  3. Now start adding the sugar, a little add a time, mixing between each small addition until you reach the desire consistency.
  4. Store in an airtight container between uses.
This scrub is super simple to make, makes your face feel amazing and smells pretty fantastic too. You could probably add a favorite essential oil too if you'd like, but I liked to keep it simple and just let the tea do it's thing myself. This might just be my favorite scrub yet!

Have you used Matcha tea? How have you used it? Any benefits that you saw? I'd love to hear all about it! 

4 comments:

  1. Green tea is good for you body, why not the skin. Looks very refreshing.

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  2. I've had tea with this but nothing like this.

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  3. Can't wait to try this, sounds like it cures everything! I definitely need some help with redness and anti-aging.

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