These DIY green tea sugar scrub cubes are easy to make and use.
You can pick up one scrub cube and give your skin good exfoliation.
These contain sugar, which keeps your skin hydrated; coconut oil for extra moisturization; and green tea, rich in anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Making this scrub an excellent addition to your Fall skincare routine.
So here’s what we’ll cover in this post:
- DIY green tea sugar scrub recipe.
- How to make green tea sugar scrub cubes,
- how to use them, the skin benefits, and also
- ways to pack them as gifts.
Let’s get started.
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How to make DIY green tea sugar scrub cubes
Here are the things you need to make your DIY green tea sugar scrub cubes.
Ingredients and tools
- 1 Green tea teabag: You can use more if you like, but I usually make my DIY scrubs with ingredients available in my kitchen.
- 1 cup white sugar: If you do not have white sugar, it is okay to use brown. It just means your sugar scrub cubes will be brown.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil: This is the ingredient that binds everything.
- A container with a lid: to store the scrub cubes.
- A bowl and spoon: to mix your ingredients.
- An ice tray: to form the cubes.
Note: If you are creating these DIY green tea scrub cubes with an already steeped tea bag, ensure the leaves are fully dry before using them.
Because water may keep the ingredients from bonding to form the cubes.
As if that’s not enough, water can contaminate the scrub and cause mold to grow in it.
Lastly, the water may melt the sugar and harden the scrub cubes like candy.
Recommended DIY skincare ingredients
- Coconut oil
- Epsom salt
- Baking soda
- Glycerine soap base
- Castile melt and pour soap base.
- Liquid castile soap
- Mica powder
- Soap molds
- Essential oils
- Mason jars
- Candy thermometer
- Pyrex measuring cup
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mix the sugar and green tea leaves in a bowl,
- Then add the coconut oil and mix until well combined,
- Next, spoon your green tea sugar scrub into the ice tray, and press down to make it firm.
- Pour a little more (about 1/4 of a tsp) coconut oil on the scrub cubes to make sure it sets well at the bottom,
- Then place the ice tray in your refrigerator for several hours or overnight to let it set (mine was ready after a few hours).
- To release the green tea scrub cubes, turn the ice tray upside down, twist it slightly, and the cubes will come out easily.
- Store your DIY green tea sugar scrub cubes in a container with a tight lid in your refrigerator.
How to use your green tea sugar scrub cubes
- I usually bring my green tea scrub cubes out of the fridge before getting a bath or shower.
- It helps soften the coconut oil in the cubes so you can easily use it.
- Also, you don’t want to apply a hard cold scrub cube on your body. Or do you?
- Anyway, gently exfoliate your skin with the green tea sugar scrub cubes after a warm shower.
- Then rinse with warm water after several minutes. (I prefer to let the water dry on my skin).
- But if you are cold, pat your skin dry and get dressed.
- You can apply more coconut oil or any other moisturizer to your skin or just let it breathe.
DIY Green tea sugar scrub benefits
Green tea has many benefits for the skin when consumed or used as a body scrub or face mask.
Let’s discuss them.
Homemade green tea scrubs are excellent skin exfoliants.
They remove dead skin cells and reveal a brighter complexion.
The sugar particles gently slough off the top layer of the skin for the regeneration of new skin cells.
High in antioxidants
Another benefit of green tea is that it is high in antioxidants known as catechins.
Which helps protect the skin from free radicals and oxidative stress.
These antioxidants help reduce signs of aging and promote a youthful appearance.
Green tea contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help soothe and calm the skin.
This makes it an excellent ingredient for people who have sensitive or irritated skin, as it can help reduce redness and inflammation.
Green tea has been shown to have antibacterial properties that help fight against acne-causing bacteria.
So using a green tea sugar scrub on a regular basis can help keep your pores clear and reduce breakouts.
Exfoliation with green tea sugar scrub brightens the skin
Green tea’s natural caffeine content can help improve blood circulation, giving your skin a healthy glow.
This can also help reduce dark spots and make your skin more even-toned.
Green tea sugar scrub hydrates the skin.
Some green tea sugar scrubs contain oils or honey, which help in skin hydration.
And because sugar is a natural humectant, it draws moisture to the skin.
Meaning using a DIY green tea sugar scrub can keep your skin hydrated, soft, and smooth.
Green tea regulates oil secretion on the skin.
Also, using green tea on the skin may help reduce the secretion of excess oil on the skin.
Which keeps your skin more balanced and less oily.
May help with relaxation and stress relief
Another benefit of green tea is that it has a soothing and calming aroma.
So including it in your skincare routine can help you relax and reduce stress.
Green tea sugar scrubs are versatile.
DIY green tea sugar scrubs are versatile.
This means you can use them on your face, lips, or whole body.
So when you exfoliate your face, don’t forget your lips.
Improves skin elasticity
Drinking green tea or applying it to the skin as a face mask or body scrub can help improve skin elasticity.
Feel free to open up that tea bag and use the tea leaves as a face mask or scrub.
Green tea bags can help depuff puffy tired eyes.
Lastly, placing cold green tea bags on your eyes can help reduce puffiness.
So the next time your eyes are puffy, just brew some green tea, let the tea bags cool, then place them on your eyes.
How to customize and pack green tea scrub cubes as gifts
Before we end this post, I want to show you how to use these scrub cubes as a budget-friendly handmade gift idea and some smart tips to do that.
- Try other shapes of ice trays to make more attractive, gift-worthy scrub bars. *wink*
- If you have soap dye, maybe add a few drops to give it a richer green color, or use green matcha tea.
- Pack the scrub bars in small paper bags, and decorate them with a cute twine bow tie and a DIY label.
- Avoid using glass jars for gifting because you can only add a few bars per jar, plus you don’t want to see empty spaces in the containers.
- Also, mason jars are expensive and may stretch your budget.
- Try to customize it by adding a few drops of either lemon, orange, or your preferred essential oil.
Those are just a few ideas for customizing and gifting these DIY green tea sugar scrub cubes.
Please let me know how you customized yours and some tips I can use.
Boom! DIY green tea sugar scrub cubes
So that is how to make DIY green tea sugar scrub cubes with coconut oil for a moisturizing exfoliation.
I hope this post has shown you how to make sugar scrub cubes.
Also, how to use them and their benefits.
Plus, tips to make them as a gift idea.
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