DIY Matcha Sugar Scrub with Mint & Lime Essential Oils

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This nourishing DIY Matcha Sugar Scrub with peppermint and lime essential oils provides an energy boost and leaves the skin smooth and elastic. This easy matcha scrub recipe is made with refined white sugar, nourishing coconut oil, and essential oils. The homemade scrub is all-natural and makes a lovely wellness gift. 

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DIY Matcha Sugar Scrub

Since I published my anti-aging matcha face mask a few years back, I have dreamed about a scrub version. Today, I feel excited to present you with this Matcha Sugar Scrub Recipe.

I’m a big fan of matcha powder (the beverage and the scrub) because it has many health benefits. And this matcha scrub is no different. 

Coconut oil moisturize, soften, and soothe all irritations. Boost your shower routine, scrub away the day, and reveal soft, glowing skin with the glow-boosting scent. Exfoliating is a step in your daily routine that is extremely important. This DIY matcha scrub buffs away dead skin cells and leaves your skin silky smooth.

My matcha sugar scrub provides intense exfoliation and a healthy glow. Coconut oil furthers, smooths, and nourishes the skin. 

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Matcha Scrub Benefits

Yes, matcha powder can be a great skincare ingredient. 

Matcha is a finely ground-down powder from the same plant as the green tea leaf – called Camellia Sinensis. 

It’s similar in its properties to green tea but on a much bigger concentration.

It contains more antioxidants and caffeine, meaning it’s hugely popular in the drinks world as a pick-me-up/wake-up drink in the mornings.

Here’s a quick rundown of the possible matcha scrub benefits for your skin:

Antioxidant: Matcha is a rich source of antioxidants and is an excellent ingredient for combatting inflammation. Matcha powder is perfect for you if your skin is red and irritated. 

Exfoliating: Sugar is an excellent exfoliator. My matcha sugar scrub refreshes your skin by removing all dead skin cells and promoting circulation. Your skin will look and feel softer and smoother after using this product.

Anti-aging: The EGCG found potently in green tea is a potent free-radical scavenger. It helps neutralize them, which reduces oxidative stress and can accelerate cellular aging. When used topically, the caffeine in green tea can energize the skin and promote skin firmness over time. 

Moisturizing: Coconut oil is very hydrating. It helps lock moisture into the skin when you exfoliate in the shower.

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Ingredients & Supplies

You’ll only need a handful of ingredients to make the best Matcha sugar scrub. 

Matcha powder: One of the critical features of matcha is its methylxanthines, which stimulate circulation in the skin, prompting the skin’s renewal system, making it look plumper, firmer, and revitalized as if you’ve just walked out of a spa.

Coconut oil: It helps skin retain moisture, making it soft and smooth. Since it’s packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, it may also keep your skin supple.

Essential oils: Essential oils are the best way to give your skincare products a beautiful, all-natural scent. I use lime and peppermint essential oils for this matcha sugar scrub recipe. But you can use whatever essential oils you like and have on hand. 

Shelf life & storage

Store this DIY scrub in a dry and dark place. You can keep the matcha scrub for several months. The only precaution necessary is to ensure no water or moisture enters the storage container.

How to use the DIY matcha scrub?

You can use this homemade matcha scrub when taking a bath or shower. 

Wet and soften your skin with warm water, then rub the matcha scrub over your body. Massage your skin with gentle and circular motions. Then shower off. 

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How to make Matcha Sugar Scrub

Step 1:Melt Coconut oil

Put the coconut oil into a glass jar and melt it using a double boiler. (You can fill a small saucepan with water and bring it to a boil). Place the pot in the water and heat until the coconut oil melts.

Step 2: Add scent

Once the coconut oil is melted, remove the jar from the water bath, add the essential oils, and then stir to mix.

Step 3: Mix

Add the sugar into a medium mixing bowl and mix with the matcha powder. Pour the coconut oil over the sugar mixture. Using a spoon, mix until the sugar is moistened and everything is well combined. Stir in the chia seeds and mix again. 

Step 4: Package and store

Transfer the Matcha sugar scrub into a storage container. 

DIY matcha body scrub

Matcha Sugar Scrub FAQ

Is this Matcha Sugar scrub suitable for the face?

Yes, this DIY matcha sugar scrub is also perfect for your face. You can tweak the ingredients to make them suitable for your face or body or use less of the scrub on your face to avoid irritation.

Is Matcha scrub good for the skin?

Matcha helps to absorb and prevent excess oil and sebum on your skin, which can help to reduce the appearance of acne and blackheads. Matcha naturally produces energizing properties, which help to stimulate skin cells and blood flow to help reduce the effects of aging.

Does Matcha dry out the skin?

If you have dry skin, Matcha can benefit the skin immensely! Combine equal parts of matcha powder with coconut oil to make a face mask for dry skin. This face mask will soothe and revive your skin. For acne-prone skin, prepare an antibacterial face mask.

How long should you leave Matcha on your face?

Just leave it on for 20 minutes, and that is it. Just wash it off with a wet towel afterward. We recommend cleaning your face before applying the matcha face mask to your skin.

Does Matcha remove toxins?

Matcha is rich in chlorophyll, which is the natural green pigment in the leaves that helps with removing the secretion of toxins and heavy metals by enhancing liver conditions and detoxification.

Does Matcha slow aging?

High antioxidant-rich foods such as Matcha green tea slow the aging process by preventing oxidation, inhibiting DNA mutation, and helping restore damaged DNA.

If you like my beauty recipes and want more DIY skincare and healthy living tips, follow me on Instagram 🎉 This is the best place for broader DIY beauty stuff, behind-the-scenes, what I’m working on in real-time, and more!

💡 Do you dream of a perfect skincare routine (and products) but feel it’s impossible since your budget is limited? Grab the recipes I’m using to craft 100% natural DIY beauty products that give top beauty brands a run for their money!  ❤️ HOMEMADE BEAUTY MADE SIMPLE ❤️

matcha sugar scrub

Matcha Sugar Scrub

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This nourishing DIY Matcha Sugar Scrub with peppermint and lime essential oils provides an energy boost and leaves the skin smooth and elastic. This easy matcha scrub recipe is made with refined white sugar, nourishing coconut oil, and essential oils. The homemade scrub is all-natural and makes a lovely wellness gift.

Instructions

    1. Melt coconut oil using a double boiler (or on the stovetop).
    2. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the essential oils, and stir to mix.
    3. Add the sugar into a medium mixing bowl and mix it with the matcha powder. Pour the coconut oil over the sugar. Using a spoon, mix until the sugar is moistened and everything is well combined. 
    4. Transfer the Matcha sugar scrub into a storage container. 

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