Matcha body sugar scrub recipe with antioxidant benefits
Have you ever had a cup of matcha green tea?
Most of us by now have at least heard its name being flung around the nearest coffee shop, but you may not know why or what it really is.
Matcha is a type of green tea, produced from young leaves ground into a fine bright green powder and is super good for you.
I personally find it delicious in a latte, lots of people just drink it as tea, but some have a hard time with its earthy flavor and sip it down for the abundance of beneficial properties.
More about its benefits after the antioxidant matcha body sugar scrub recipe.
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DIY Matcha Sugar Scrub Recipe
You can find matcha body scrub options at your local health and beauty store but they tend to be on the expensive side. Looking for a better option? Make your own! It’s super quick, easy, and best of all, affordable.
- One measuring cup (250 gr) granulated white sugar
- 1/2 measuring cup (125 gr) of coconut oil or any oil you like
- Half measuring cup (125 gr) Sea salt
- 2 teaspoons Matcha green tea powder
- 10 drops of essential oil (I like lavender and citrus essential oils)
Combine sugar, salt and carrier oil together in a large bowl. Mix well.
Add more or less sugar, depending on your preferred consistency.
Throw in Matcha green tea powder and essential oil. Mix thoroughly.
Pour into an airtight container and keep it in a cool dry place and away from water.
I like using glass mason jars if offering as a gift or for storing large amounts. I use small plastic airtight containers for daily use in the shower.
How to Use It
Use it during your regular shower routine. Apply in circular motions over damp skin before using your favorite soap and feel the benefits instantly.
Matcha Green Tea Body Scrub Benefits
Matcha has some amazing stuff in it, and it turns out you don’t have to drink it to benefit from them. Filled with antioxidants that battle harmful UV rays and free radicals, matcha can relieve inflammation and slow down the aging process.
Cool right? Matcha also contains L-Theanine, which helps to relax and smooth the skin, making it healthy-looking and bright.
In addition, it contains tons of chlorophyll to clean toxins from the body and it also has important nutrients such as iron, potassium, protein, calcium, and vitamin C.
Using matcha in a body scrub allows you to absorb the benefits of the tea as well as exfoliating your skin with cane sugar and sea salt, helping you shed superficial layers of skin and moisturizing you from head to toe.
Both coconut oil and sea salt have tons of health benefits when applied to the skin. Coconut oil is made up of a unique and complex combination of fatty acids that boost fat loss and reduce inflammation.
These fatty acids contain antimicrobial properties that clean the skin and prevent acne-causing bacteria from forming.
Sea salt, on the other hand, helps restore your skin’s natural pH and oil balance increases blood circulation, and all while providing essential vitamins and minerals when applied directly to the skin.
When you combine it with the moisturizing power of coconut oil, all of these benefits increase exponentially, as well as giving you a smooth, fragrant base to exfoliate with.
Exfoliating regularly removes impurities from the skin that clog your pores, in turn promoting new skin growth, leaving you feeling and looking new and radiant.
Other homemade scrubs and masks for healthy skin:
- Homemade lavender sugar scrub recipe with vanilla
- 3 Easy DIY coffee face scrub recipes
- 2 DIY Matcha face mask recipes for pigmented skin
- 3 Homemade bath salts recipes with essential oils
- 3 DIY green tea scrub recipes with dried rose petals
Good to Know
- Store in an airtight container, in a cool place or fridge to extend its shelf life.
- Pour the scrub into muffin tins or ice cube tray and freeze for 15 minutes to turn scrub into bars.
- Make a batch for yourself and another for your friends and family to offer as gifts. Pack it into pretty mason jars or freeze it into bars and store in wax paper tied up with string.
- For extra benefits and easier absorption use organic cane sugar, organic oils, and essential oils and search for high-quality matcha powder to avoid pesticides.
- Caution! Can make the bathtub or shower slippery, so make sure you clean them to eliminate all traces of oil.