How to Make a Homemade Green Tea & Honey Body Scrub
I started making my own homemade body scrubs lately. Why spend so much money for body scrubs that I know I can make my own for a fraction of the cost and it will still do the same job! Plus these days who knows what ingredients are in these scrubs. I can pronounce the two ingredients I used in this scrub. Green tea and honey from a local bee keeper! I am also trying to support local businesses and several other reasons which I won’t get into here. Support local business as much as you can. I got a deal on this small glass jar of honey which I will use again to store my body scrubs. I got it for a $1.50 and the glass jar was well worth it plus I get honey!
Of course you can put sugar into the scrub as well and I will do that later for my body scrub. I’m actually using this one more as a facial scrub and the green tea will exfoliate your skin. Even better is that green tea is known to fight redness and inflammation when used topically. It is also great to help fight acne.
Step 1: Brew a cup of green tea (either teabag, loose tea, or k-cup)
Step 2: Mix in 1 tbs of honey
Step 3: Apply on face or hands
Step 4: Let it sit for about 5 minutes, rinse, pat skin dry and moisturize
Optional: After applying on face then rub it into your hands well and rinse.
Here are the more detailed instructions here. First I drink a cup of green tea first, then I break open the bag or the Tazo k-cup from my keurig machine. There is a lot of green tea inside this one k-cup!
You can either mix it inside a glass jar or a bowl with a wide opened mouth.
Now add your ONE tablespoon of honey. It’s more than enough to get the tea all moist as you can see in the final picture below.
Last you will either store it a glass jar with lid or put it on your face. I don’t have further pictures but it’s easy enough.
Clean your skin with a mild cleanser, then still damp apply the scrub and I apply it all over my face and throat. I scrub a little more in my T-Zone esp my nose, forehead, and jawline.
I let it sit on my face for at least 5 minutes. It’s plenty of time. I pat a little extra on spots where I might have a pimple or a little redness. Then rinse off and moisturize.
Your face will feel so clean and refreshed but not tight at all. It’s so smooth. I even started using it on my hands as well.
My face is clearing up beautifully, and even older acne spots are clearing up. My pores aren’t as enlarged and I noticed my skin tone isn’t as uneven either.
I use it just once a week on Sundays. It’s a little messy so a great time to use this would be in the shower. Just turn off the water and then rinse off after a few minutes.
Just one tea bag will make enough for at least 2 facial scrubs.
Let me know how this works for you if you use it? I love it and will not buy store bought again!This post may contain affiliate/referral links.