As most of you know I got very sunburned recently (like lobster style) and of course because I have Irish skin (unlike my sister who got the Italian skin) I am now peeling like a snake shedding its skin. Actually its worse than that, I’m more like a bearded dragon shedding, because they seem to have a tough time shedding. And the peeling skin will not stop!
I figured there had to be something I could do other than spend countess hours peeling my skin and throwing it away. So of course, I took to Pinterest and found a ton recipes for green tea sugar scrubs and tons of information of the health benefits of green tea for the skin (like this article and this article). I wanted to find a scrub that was not super harsh for my tender skin and one that was not harmful to go down the drain.
I found a recipe (shout out to Savy Naturalista on Pinterest for the inspiration) that seemed super easy (because I’m lazy af) and one that I actually had all the ingredients for. So I took the recipe and decided to tweak it to fit my style and taste a bit. If you want to find out how I made my version of the green tea sugar scrub, keep on reading!
DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub
- 2 cups of white sugar (or brown sugar, I prefer white)
- 1 cup of organic virgin coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of green tea/matcha powder
- 2 tea bags of organic green tea
- 1 tea bag of chamomile tea
Gather your ingredients and mix 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of coconut oil together in a medium sized bowl. Add in the matcha powder and green tea bags and stir. Next add the next cup of sugar and the chamomile and stir until crumbly. Store in an airtight container!
See, its super easy! If I make this again, I will probably use 2 1/2 cups of sugar because I prefer my scrubs to be a bit more dry. But all of this (including taking/editing the pictures and writing this post took me less than an hour. And that included an impromptu fishing session!
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Don’t forget about the free Slurpee at 7/11 today!
Speaking of free….I have a code for you to get free shipping from our friend’s at Carol’s Daughter that I will link below for you! (affiliate link)
[EDIT: After I wrote this post, I decided to go and try the scrub and holy guacamole! My skin had never felt that soft. And even now, a day later, it’s still super soft! Best scrub ever!!]