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.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
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.
Matcha is an excellent ingredient to include in handmade natural skincare products. It is rich in antioxidants which help reduce acne. It reduces inflammation and evens skin tone. It helps to calm skin irritations.
In this article, we will detail a homemade matcha soap recipe.
- White glycerin soap. The glycerin soap I use has shea butter in it, which is good for moisturizing the skin. If you cannot find such glycerin soap that has shea butter as one of its ingredients, you can add shea butter yourself to the product we are making
- Essential oil. We will use vanilla fragrance
- Matcha tea powder
- 100 grams of white glycerin soap (3.52 oz). As explained above, if you need to, add 10g (0.35 oz) of shea butter
- Half a teaspoon of matcha powder
- 3 grams of vanilla essential oil (0.10 oz)
Steps: Homemade Matcha Soap Recipe
1- Place 100g of glycerin soap in a bowl (if shea butter is needed, add it now as well)
2- Slowly melt the glycerine soap in a bain-marie, which is a hot water bath. A hot water bath is done by placing a small pot in a larger pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually melt whatever is inside the small pot without causing it to burn. As it melts, make sure to mix every now and then
3- Add half a teaspoon of matcha powder, about 2g, and mix well
4- Cool the mixture until it is at room temperature
5- After it’s at room temperature, add 3 grams of the vanilla essential oil
6- Mix thoroughly
7- Make sure the mold is clean and disinfected with pharmaceutical alcohol 70%. Pour the mix into the mold
Note: If you notice bubbles forming on the surface of the mix after having poured it, just spray it a little with the alcohol and it will eliminate them
8- The mix in the mold takes approximately 3-4 hours to solidify. You can then remove it slowly and carefully from the mold
9- Finally, wrap the soap bar with a cling film (wrapping Nylon) to protect the soap from forming condensation on its surface. You can start using the soap the next day
This is our final product, homemade matcha soap
Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
You can see the steps explained in this article in the video below starting at 11m