I think my obsession with green tea, grows every day. I’m even having some, as I type this introduction! It absolutely amazing for refreshing & calming me down (I have no idea if that’s the actual use of green tea. But that’s what it does for me). So, when I was thinking of a new scrub to make, my mind instantly went to green tea. But, green tea by itself doesn’t smell all that great, so we added a hint of lemon to the mix. And the result is a winner!
Time: 5 minutes
- Air tight glass jar
- 1/2 cup ofEpsom/ Sea Salt
- 1-2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil (Any oil will do to be honest. But I think olive oil blends with the scents here better)
- 1-2 Green Tea Bag
- Hot water
I’m not sure if you’re interested in this. But, I wanted to share what each component does for your skin.
- Lemon Juice is a natural antiseptic & gives the scrub a light scent.
- Olive Oil is great for moisturising, you should try & use it for a massage sometime!
- Epsom Salt & sea salt are both great for exfoliating dead skin (knees, elbows etc). However, sea salt is more granulated & for heavier usage than epsom.
- Green tea has a very relaxing & fresh effect.
How to make a salt scrub:
Making scrubs is very simple!
- Start by putting the tea bags in hot water for about 4 minutes. Let it soak through completely. After 4 minutes, take it out of the water. But, don’t squeeze the excess water out.
- Open up the tea bag & add its contents to your salt.
- Add the oil & juice.
- Mix the contents. You should do this, till you have a paste. If you prefer a grainier scrub, increase the quantity of salt. On the other hand, if you feel it’s too dry, feel free to add more oil.
Once you’re done, make sure to store it in an airtight jar. This is done to preserve the scrub against moisture.
Things to keep in mind:
- If the oil is floating above the scrub, don’t panic. That’s completely normal. Just mix the scrub before use.
- Salt scrubs shouldn’t be used on your face, after shaving or on dry skin. It’s harsher than sugar scrubs & may burn.
- Salt scrubs should be used 2-3 times a week at most.
- Be careful about slipping in your bathroom. Olive oil is stickier than your average oil.
So, try it out & let me know, how you like our first salt scrub! Also, if you have a great recipe for scrubs, please feel free to share! We would love to hear from you.