Monday, 6 April 2015

DIY Beauty | Green Tea Sugar Scrub


DIY Beauty Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Hi guys,

I have read a lot of blog posts about coffee and tea based scrubs recently and decided to put together a post with my favourite tea scrub of all time, my own! I have used this scrub numerous times over the years and love how it makes my face, lips and body look and feel. Tea scrubs can be amazing for the skin, especially green tea as it has all kinds of health benefits such as fighting inflammation, reducing stress, protecting the skin and best of all preventing wrinkles. Most supermarkets stock these teabags but they offer different variations, please stick to pure green tea though as they aren’t blended with anything else.

As well as green tea I used *Viridian Nutrition`s 100% Organic Ultimate Beauty Oil (from £9.85 for 200ml) which contains a broad range of potent antioxidants including Vitamin E, Alpha-Carotene and Beta Carotene. This oil is vegan, kosher and organic and supposed to be used in salad dressings and smoothies but I honestly can`t stand the taste of it so I put it to better use and added it to my facemasks and sugar scrubs.

Onto the ingredients now, but first...Always do a patch test 24 hours before use, to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. I normally do this on my inner forearm as its most like the skin on your face. *If you are pregnant or breastfeeding please ask your doctor for advice before using any oils as they may not be suitable for you.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Sugar (add more or less depending on preference)
1 Tbsp. of Viridian Nutrition 100% Organic Ultimate Beauty Oil (substitute for Light Olive Oil)
1 Tbsp. of honey such as Manuka or Lavender. If you can’t get one of these then normal runny honey is fine.
1 x Mint Tea bag
2 x Green Tea bag
2 x drops Vitamin E Oil (£1.59) (Skip this step if you are using beauty oil which contains Vitamin E)
3 x drops of any of the following oils to help with particular skin concern

Great for all skin types and smells amazing! This is great for mature skin and minimising scars.
An anti-bacterial oil which is great at reducing pores and will help with acne prone skin.
Will help to improve skin tone, firmness, and skin elasticity. Can also help sun damaged skin.
Great for sensitive and mature skin.
Great for acne prone and oily skin.

Method
Get a small clean container and add the contents from the tea bags and the sugar, give it a good mix to make sure it’s combined. Add the beauty oil, honey and all essential oils and mix thoroughly until it’s a scrub like texture. If you require the scrub to be coarser, don't add as much oil. Equally if you like it a little more loose then add in some more oil until you have the desired consistency.

Use

Double cleanse your face if you are using it this to treat your face, this will ensure it is clean enough before layering a generous amount of the scrub (it may fall off but just keep adding it until it sticks). I normally leave on my skin for about five minutes to infuse it with goodness from the oil and tea. If you are treating your body with this scrub then grab a nice hot shower and work over the desired areas before removing. It may leave your skin a little slippery so wash your skin again with your favourite shower gel.

Green Tea Sugar Scrub
Creepy Face!
Have a go; let me know what you think. If you really want to go all out and give your skin a good old clear out, I would suggest a green tea steam before the exfoliation step. All you need is a bowl of hot water with 2 x green teabags (leave to stew for about five minutes) and a towel to cover your head whilst you relax. This will help to open up the pores and infuse your skin with so much love and attention that you will be reaching to do it every week (or maybe more). As this is made with all organic and natural ingredients, you can be sure that your skin and conscience will thank you!

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4 comments

  1. Fantastic recipe for a scrub! Thanks for sharing, Lauren :) x
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    1. No probs love, let me know if you try it xx

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  2. Simple and effective, I like . Thank you

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    1. Your welcome, i hope you try it out and like it xx

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