Green Tea Sugar Scrub

It’s a well-known fact that green tea is great to drink (and I personally try to have a cup of it each day), but it can also have great benefits when used on the skin. One of my favorite ways to use green tea is in a sugar scrub.
I’ve used sugar scrubs for a while, both on my face and body, and have really loved the results. I have very dry skin and a sugar scrub is a great way to make it feel baby-soft again.
This green tea sugar scrub is great way to freshen the skin.

What you need:
— 1 cup of sugar
— coconut oil
— 1 green tea packet
— jar
— small mixing bowl
— two spoons
— pot and stove

Directions:
1. Measure out one cup of sugar into your mixing bowl and set aside.
2. Melt a few spoonfuls of coconut oil on the stove. The oil will be mixed into the sugar, so make sure there is enough for all the sugar. Once there are no more clumps of oil, turn off the burner.


3. Put the tea packet into the coconut oil and let steep. The longer it sits, the stronger it will be.
4. Once the oil has taken on a greenish tint, remove the packet.


5. Mix the coconut oil into the sugar. If there is too much oil, add some sugar to balance it out.


6. Open the green tea packet and mix the leaves into the sugar/oil.
7. Put in the jar and store in a cool place.

Tips and Tricks:
“Cool place” is especially important
Coconut oil melts easily, and a hot day can liquify it. Pop it in the fridge for a bit, and it will be good to go.
— Rinse well
The green tea leaves will stain if not rinsed down the drain. Flush them from the sink or tub with lots of water. If they do stain, a little bit of scrubbing will take them out.
— Careful in the shower
Sugar dissolves in water. Take a smaller bowl of the scrub with you into the shower so you don’t ruin the entire batch.

— Brown sugar or white sugar?
When choosing sugar for your scrub, keep in mind what you want to use it for. Brown sugar has a finer grain than white sugar and is better for the face, while white sugar is best for the body. I use white sugar for my green tea scrub and use it on both my face and body, and I have not had any problems with it.

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