Scrubs are one of my favorite pampering products. I just love how they leave my skin feeling refreshed and invigorated!
As a mom, pampering isn’t always something I can spend a lot of time on. So, I love when I can incorporate a product that leaves me feeling pampered into my regular routine. Scrubs are perfect for that!
This Essential Oil Matcha Green Tea Sugar Scrub Soap is a cleanser and a scrub all in one! It will leave your skin feeling fantastic. And by making it yourself, you get to control what ingredients go into it.
Why will you love this scrub soap?
Coconut oil is so beneficial for the skin. It’s great at hydrating and decreasing water loss in dry skin. And it might also help speed up wound healing! It is naturally antibacterial and antifungal.
Shea butter is also highly moisturizing and great for the skin. It’s nourishing and even anti-inflammatory. Shea butter contains a compound called lupeol cinnamate, which was discovered to reduce skin inflammation and may be beneficial for anyone with acne.
It is thought that matcha tea is great for the skin as well. It is believed to treat inflammation, improve your complexion, and diminish signs of aging.
Cedarwood essential oil reduces skin irritations, like acne, and is anti inflammatory.
Geranium essential oil is a stress reliever and the scent is uplifting. It helps to reduce feelings of sadness, anxiety, tension, and fatigue. This is turns help to increase a sense of well-being and relaxation. This oil also helps to increase concentration and improve mental function.
Bergamot essential oil is another mood lifter. It is a great oil for easing worry and calming nervousness. Bergamot essential oil is stimulating and will increase your energy by improving your circulation.
Ready to give it a try?
Essential Oil Matcha Green Tea Sugar Scrub Soap Recipe
- 1 cup clear glycerin soap base
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup shea butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 10-15 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 10-15 drops geranium essential oil
- 10-15 drops bergamot essential oil
- 1-2 tablespoons of Matcha Green Tea powder
- Soap mold
For these first steps, you can use the microwave or the double-boiler method. I prefer the double-boiler method.
To use the double-boiler method, place a pot of water on your stove over medium heat. Cut up your soap base and place it in a large, glass mason jar or a glass bowl that will fit into your pot. Set it in your pot of water. Stir the soap base until it is completely melted.
Add the coconut oil and shea butter to the melted soap base. Stir until both have melted and everything is completely combined.
If you are using the microwave, cut up and add the soap base to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat until it is completely melted. Add the coconut oil and shea butter to your bowl and stir until both have melted completely. Microwave for 15 second increments if necessary until everything is melted.
Remove your jar or bowl from the heat and continue by adding in your essential oils.
Measure the matcha tea powder into your bowl and stir until it is well incorporated into the other ingredients.
Add the sugar and mix until a thick paste is formed.
Press this mixture firmly into your soap mold and allow it to set for at least two hours. I usually let mine cool and set for 24.
Store in an airtight container until you are ready to use. If you live in very hot climate, it’s best to store the extra scrub pieces in the refrigerator. Enjoy!