About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.
Today I will show you how to DIY matcha body scrub. The matcha tea powder is not only beneficial as beverage but also in skincare products. Among its benefits:
- It improves the health of the skin and hydrates it
- It rejuvenates the cells
- It reduces aging signs on the skin
- It helps protect against the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation
- It reduces infections
- And others
That is why I have chosen to include it in the natural handmade skincare products that I make. In this article we will use it in a body scrub. In a later article, we will include it in a soap.
- Avocado oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Matcha tea powder
- Essential oil – I will use chamomile oil because it looks like the scent would suit the color of the matcha
28.35 grams = 1 ounce
29.6 milliliters = 1 fl oz
Steps To DIY Matcha Body Scrub
1- Add 200 grams of sugar
2- Add 60 ml of avocado oil
3- Mix well
4- Add 2-3 grams of matcha tea powder. That is about half a teaspoon
5- Add 10 drops of essential oil
6- Stir all the ingredients well
7- Scoop the scrub into a jar and you’re done!
How To Use The DIY Matcha Body Scrub
- Rinse your skin with warm water
- Using a popsicle stick, apply the scrub onto the skin. Gently rub it on your skin in small circular motions for about 30 seconds. Use your hand or an exfoliating glove.
- Rinse your skin with water
- Apply a body cream
Since we didn’t add any preservative to our scrub, we have to be careful when we use it not to introduce any water in the scrub as it may spoil it. That is why it is better to scoop it out of its jar with a popsicle stick or something similar.
We could add a preservative like phenoxyethanol to protect the scrub, in which case we add 1% of the preservative to our mix. For example, if we prepare 100g of scrub, we add 1g. If we make a 200g scrub, like in this article, we add 2g.
Here is another excellent scrub: Soapy Body Scrub for Smooth Skin.
There is a nice article here: How to Use Body Scrub Effectively for Soft, Radiant Skin
Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
You can see the steps explained in this article in the video below between 03m40s and 10m40s