green tea and honey facial scrub
we spend a reasonable amount of time investigating nutrition, food
and health… its a passion. at a certain point it was inevitable to want
to put the same caliber of ingredients on the body as in the body. this
recipe includes green tea/white tea (loads of antioxidants, vitamins
and minerals makes it both anti-aging and good for problem skin),
honey (anti-bacterial, anti-oxidants, enzymes and an amazing natural
moisturizer & skin softener) and apple cider vinegar (pH balancer).
I do want to say organic is damn important here… this is food for your
skin. give this easy recipe a try and you will not be bummed.
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbl brewed green tea -room temp
2 tsp raw honey
1/4 cup plus 2 tsp raw sugar
4 oz mason jar
Brew your tea by placing 2 tsp (or 1 tea bag) green or white tea
in a pint mason jar or ceramic mug. bring a cup of filtered water
to boil. remove from heat, cool 30 seconds then pour over your
tea. let steep for 1-3 minutes before straining/removing tea bag.
set aside 2 Tbl of green tea to cool. enjoy the rest of the tea while
you prepare the scrub.
In a four ounce mason jar add apple cider vinegar, honey and
raw sugar. once the tea has cooled to room temperature, add 1
Tbl green tea. stir slowly & thoroughly, scraping the sides as
you go. after a few minutes the honey will loosen and you will
have a nice grainy mixture. you want a consistency like cake
batter: too thick and the mixture will feel rough on the skin, too
thin and it will be runny & hard to apply. add a bit more of the
tea if you need to thin or sugar to thicken. your facial scrub is ready!
Ideas: take a nice warm shower, gently cleansing your skin.
turn off water and towel dry. w/ a clean spoon, re-stir your face
scrub then plop a quarter-sized dollop to your palm. set spoon
aside. w/ your fingers, scoop up the dollop and apply to your face,
rubbing in circular motions, keeping clear of the eyes. softly
massage the mixture into your face (or whole body!) for a few
minutes. rinse gently w/ warm water and pat dry. to use as a
mask, leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. if you have
sensitive skin, use 1-2 times a week, combo, dry or oily skin can
handle 3 times or up to every other day. this is your skin not a
piece of wood... soft, soft, okay!
There are no preservatives, store in the fridge! use a spoon
to dole out your scrub as dipping your fingers can introduce
unwanted bacteria (had to say it, but duh!). a four ounce jar
last us just under two weeks. best made in small batches.
The best green tea i’ve ever had is actually a 'white' tea from BPC.
white tea is incredibly high in antioxidents, polyphenols and all
the good stuff green tea is known for, with a lower amount of
caffeine. white tea is actually the first leaf buds to be picked
off the green tea plant, Camilla sinensis.
!i've been adding some pretty neat stuff to our scrub, toss me an email if you would like to chat about it!