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I love adding matcha into my skincare recipes. The aroma smells of a subtle green tea. Adding peppermint essential oil into the mix is a match made in heaven!
Matcha contains an ingredient called epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG for short. This antioxidant helps to rejuvenate skin cells and smooth blemishes.
I love adding vitamin E oil to my lotions and body scrubs. It’s very moisturizing to the skin and helps to soothe any skin irritations.
Peppermint essential oil has an uplifting aroma that aids headaches. This oil is strong so a little goes a long way!
Now you’re probably wondering what optiphen plus is. Am I right? Optiphen plus is a preservative that does not contain parabens or formaldehyde.
If you are bringing this Matcha Mint Body Scrub Recipe into the shower with you, there is a chance water might get into your container. When water comes into play products tend to become moldy at a faster rate. Adding optiphen plus will increase the shelf life of your products. If you don’t intend to use this salt scrub in the shower then there is no need to add a preservative.
Also, coconut oil can cause the bottom of your shower to become slippery. Be careful and cautious when using your body scrub!
Dead Sea Salt vs. Epsom Salt:
I chose to use dead sea salt instead of Epsom salt. Both are widely known for their healing properties but differ in composition. Dead sea salt contains magnesium and several other minerals such as potassium, calcium, and sulfur. Epsom Salt contains magnesium and chloride.
While their benefits are common, both have their stronger points. Epsom salt is great for sore muscle aches and pains, as dead sea salt helps with dry and scaly skin.
Below I have included free labels that you can download, print, and use for your amazing creations. I use these Avery Full Sheet Stickers for all of my handmade health & beauty products.
- I included two different sizes that will fit regular and wide mouth mason jars.
- I use these Avery Full Sheet Stickers for all of my handmade health & beauty products.
In a bowl, combine the course dead sea salt and matcha powder.
Add fractionated coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and peppermint essential oil. Mix.
Then add optiphen plus and mix well.
Store in an airtight container.
This Matcha Mint Body Scrub Recipe leaves the skin feeling so soft and smooth!
After getting out of the shower I feel like I don’t even have to put on lotion. My skin literally feels that good even after washing off the scrub. The coconut oil seeps into the skin leaving it nice and shiny, but not too oily.
With optiphen plus, the shelf life of this recipe is a month. If a preservative is not included the shelf life is 1-2 weeks. This recipe fills one 8 ounce jar.
I often get questions about the difference between a salt scrub and a sugar scrub. One difference is that sugar tends to be more course than salt making it more gentle on the skin. But if you’re really looking to exfoliate the skin I do recommend using salt!
If you have any questions about making your very own Matcha Mint Body Scrub Recipe please comment in the section below. I’m always happy to help!
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- 1 cup course dead sea salt
- 1 tbsp matcha powder
- 1/3 cup fractionated coconut oil
- 10 drops vitamin E oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 g optiphen plus
- In a bowl, combine the course dead sea salt and matcha powder.
- Add fractionated coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and peppermint essential oil. Mix.
- Then add optiphen plus and mix well.
- Store in an air tight container.
- If you plan on using this scrub in the shower, add the optiphen plus preservative. If there is no chance of water getting into your product you can leave out the optiphen plus.
- With optiphen plus, the shelf life of this recipe is a month. If a preservative is not included the shelf life is 1-2 weeks. This recipe fills one 8 ounce jar.
- Be careful when being used in the shower. Coconut oil tends to make the floor slippery.