This is the recipe for a quick and simple DIY green tea moisturizer with nourishing oils and butters. It has truly been so amazing for me that I want you all to know about it. It has silky texture, mesmerizing green color and feminine aroma.
Read on for the ingredients, instruction and benefits of this deeply hydrating DIY green tea moisturizer.
Why Make This DIY Green Tea Moisturizer?
Of course you can spend hundreds of dollars on products. And unfortunately on the ingredients label of most of them you will read: alcohol, perfumes, mineral oil, artificial colors, sulfates, etc.
However, 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.
Therefore I used to shell out $30 for a popular brand of cream or balm that is so small, so it would only last me 1 to 2 months.
Today almost all my skin care is homemade and natural. To make this DIY green tea moisturizer I used butters, essential oils and of course green tea leafs.
DIY Skin Care
Getting started with making your own skin care products could be overwhelming and pricey.
However, once you get to know the oils and butters, and supply yourself with a few basic ones, you will see that using them is easy, fun and in the long run cheap.
Difference Between Moisturizer And Serum
I used to think that serums and moisturizers are interchangeable and I only need to use one of them.
That isn’t exactly trues. Serums and moisturizers help the skin in different ways.
Serums are thinner and lighter than moisturizers and have a great variety of functions. Usually, serums contain active ingredients that you want to penetrate as deeply as possible into your skin.
Moisturizer is what you apply last, to lock the moisture inside your skin while letting the skin breathe.
The reason moisturizers are thicker than serums is so they can they can create a thin film on the surface of the skin and help the active ingredients of your serum do their best work. How smart, huh?
Benefits of the DIY Moisturizer With Essential Oils And Hibiscus
- Moisturizes Dry Skin.
- Treats Acne And Blemishes.
- Reduces Skin Inflammation.
- Anti-Aging And Anti-Free Radical Agent.
- 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.
- It is natural source of vitamin A, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Rosemary Essential Oil
- Rosemary oil is your friend in the fight against free radical damage.
- It reduces under-eye puffiness and improves circulation to put a shine back on your face.
- Due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties, rosemary oil can help you get rid of the pimples once and for all
Bergamot Essential Oil
- Begamot essential oil helps to unclog pores and balance sebum production.
- Perfect in moisturizers.
- Nourishes the skin.
- Combines easily with other essential oils.
Lemon Essential Oil
- Lemon essential oil is a natural detoxifier.
- It contains antiseptic properties that aid in clearing up pimples and acne.
- Removes excess oil and unclog pores.
- Tightens the skin, preventing wrinkles and fine lines.
- Green tea has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Treats oily skin.
- Fights signs of aging.
- Treats oily skin, acne and blackheads.
- Soothes the skin.
DIY Moisturizer With Essential Oils And Hibiscus - Recipe
small saucepan / double boiler
small heat-proof glass bowl
small glass jar
1/2 cup shea butter
1/2 cup mango butter
2 Tbsp green tea
7 drops rosemary essential oil
8 drops bergamot essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
How To Prepare and Use It?
1. Measure out the green tea and use a coffee grinder to crush it into a fine powder.
2. 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 heat-proof glass bowl in the pan. Or if you have double boiler you can use that instead.
3. Stir in the green powder with a spoon, then cover and simmer on the lowest heat setting for 1 hour.
4. Use cheesecloth to strain the tea out of the oil over a medium bowl.
5. Add the 25 drops of essential oils. Mix well.
6. Let the oil cool until it’s almost solid.
7. Whip the mixture - 5-6 minutes on high if you use a stand mixer, or until smooth if whip it by hand. It should look like foam and form peaks.
8. 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.
9. 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 butters 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
Moreover DIY things make awesome gifts. Another advantage is that you can control the ingredients and aromas so you make the product exactly the way you like it.
If you make the DIY green tea, be sure to share how do you like it 🙂
One last thing - if you are new to essential oils don't know where to start from, 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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