Are you still on the hunt for that HG status moisturizer? Sometimes, our HG just cannot be found on the shelves of markets. Sometimes, we all just need to whip it up ourselves! And have I got news for you. Today, I'll be sharing a DIY green tea moisturizer with you all lovely people.
This recipe is quick and simple, with nourishing oils and two kinds of butter. It has indeed been so incredible for me that I want you all to know about it. It has a silky texture, mesmerizing green color, and feminine aroma.
Read on for the ingredients, instruction, and benefits of this deeply hydrating DIY green tea moisturizer. Who knows, this might just be the HG product you've been looking for!
Why Make This DIY Green Tea Moisturizer?
In our routine, applying serums brings essential active ingredients to work on our skin from the inside. Then, applying moisturizer locks-in those active ingredients to do their best work. Plus, moisturizers save us from the early development of wrinkles caused by aging and dry, unmoisturized skin.
With how vital moisturizer is, hundreds and hundreds of different moisturizers line the shelves of our markets nowadays. With so many to choose from, this begs the question — why make this DIY green tea moisturizer?
Of course, you can spend hundreds of dollars on products on the market. Unfortunately, on the ingredients label of most of them, you will read alcohol, perfumes, mineral oil, artificial colors, sulfates, etc. None of these spell anything good for our skin.
So, if you don't want to spend a fortune on moisturizers that are packed with harmful chemicals, preservatives, and other toxic ingredients, you can make your own. I used to think high-quality moisturizers are supposed to cost money. You pay for the quality, I thought. So, I used to shell out $30 for a famous brand of cream or balm that is so small. But it would only last me 1 to 2 months.
Some may argue that the effort of making it is what you're paying for in moisturizers that you buy. But once you get the hang of making stuff for your own, all your efforts will make sense. Today almost all my skin care is homemade and natural. To make this DIY green tea moisturizer, I used two kinds of butter, essential oils, and of course, green tea leaves.
DIY Skin Care
Store-bought moisturizers, toners, and washes are packed with unnecessary ingredients plus a hefty price tag. The beauty of DIY skin care is you are in control. You have the power to wield ingredients that will best benefit your skin. If you use this power wisely, no unnecessary or harmful components will make it into your DIY products.
Getting started with making your own skin care products and choosing which ingredients to use could seem overwhelming and pricey. However, once you get to know the right ingredients and find how to supply yourself with them, you'll see that DIY-ing is easy and fun.
Moreover, making your own moisturizer with green tea can actually save you money in the long run. Ingredients for this moisturizer is quite low-priced. The moisturizer itself can last you 2 to 3 months. Meaning you will only need to buy the ingredients for this once to twice a year.
Benefits Of The DIY Moisturizer With Mango And Shea Butters
- Moisturizes dry skin
- Softens skin, making it look plump and healthy
- Helps soothe acne and diminish blemishes
- Reduces skin inflammation (e.g., swelling, redness, etc.)
- Anti-aging and anti-free radical agent (a.k.a. youthful skin promoter and protectant)
- Provides relief to itchy and peeling skin
- Naturally boosts collagen production
- Reduces inflammation
- Moisturizes dry skin
- Deeply moisturizing — treats dry patches, flakiness, and even sensitive skin
- Natural source of vitamin A (this helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines)
Rosemary Essential Oil
- Helps skin fight against free radical damage
- Reduces under-eye puffiness and improves circulation to put a glow back on your face
- Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties (enables you to get rid of pimples once and for all)
Bergamot Essential Oil
- Helps to unclog pores and balance sebum production
- Perfect in moisturizers
- Nourishes the skin
- Combines effortlessly with other essential oils
Lemon Essential Oil
- Natural detoxifier
- Antiseptic — aids in clearing up pimples and acne
- Removes excess oil and unclog pores
- Tightens the skin — preventing wrinkles and fine lines from forming
- Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
- Treats oily skin
- Fights signs of aging
- Treats oily skin, acne, and blackheads
- Soothes the skin
How To Make This DIY Green Tea Moisturizer With Mango And Shea Butter
From the benefits above, it’s easy to set our hopes on this moisturizer becoming our HG. I won’t hold you any further from finding out. So, here is the recipe for this super nourishing moisturizer!
DIY Green Tea Moisturizer With Mango
And Shea Butter
- small saucepan / double boiler
- mesh cloth
- small heatproof glass bowl
- small glass jar
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup mango butter
- 2 Tbsp green tea / matcha tea
- 7 drops rosemary essential oil
- 8 drops bergamot essential oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
How To Prepare and Use It?
- Measure out the green tea and use a coffee grinder to crush it into a fine powder.
- Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and warm the shea and mango butters in a small heatproof glass bowl in the pan. Or if you have double boiler you can use that instead.
- Stir in the green powder with a spoon, then cover and simmer on the lowest heat setting for 1 hour.
- Use cheesecloth to strain the tea out of the oil over a medium bowl.
- Add the 25 drops of essential oils. Mix well.
- Let the oil cool until it’s almost solid.
- Whip the mixture - 5-6 minutes on high if you use a stand mixer, or until smooth, if whipping it by hand. It should look like foam and form peaks.
- Store the moisturizer in a glass jar at room temperature. If stored in the fridge, the cream will harden and will be more like a butter.
- Use on clean face, after applying toner and serum. You can use this moisturizer with essential oils and hibiscus both mornings and evenings.
Making your own moisturizer with two kinds of butter and essential oils is easy and fun. Couple this with the calming properties of green tea and the beautiful green color, and you have all the reasons to try it out!
Don't be daunted by the idea of making something on your own. It can seem complicated in the beginning. But, with proper motivation, like the lovely moisturizer, you'll get out of this, you'll be busy whipping up your own products in the kitchen in no time!
Moreover, DIY things make fantastic gifts — all your effort and love into one product! Another advantage is that you can control the ingredients and aromas, so you make the product exactly the way you like it.
I hope you enjoyed the post. If you made this DIY green tea moisturizer, be sure to share how you like it! You can leave a comment below, or you can share it on Instagram and tag @pretty.blooming. And don't hesitate to comment or message me for any questions about the recipe.
One last thing. If you are new to essential oils and don't know where to start, be sure to check my extensive post Getting Started With Essential Oils - A Beginners Guide.
Thank you for reading the blog!
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