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

filtered water

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!