Who doesn’t want better skin? What if we told you that green tea moisturizer can help to moisturize, and improve the health and appearance of your skin? It doesn’t have to cost much, either. There are plenty of products available on the market, but we’re not going to be looking at those, we’re going to be looking at how you can make your own green tea moisturizer. If you’ve never made your own skin care products before, don’t be intimidated, it’s actually really easy!

There are a lot of uses for green tea, and skin care products are just one of them. Besides being able to make a green tea moisturizer, you can even cook with tea. (Check out our article about cooking with tea.)

To get started, you will need a few “tools” to make Green Tea Moisturizer at Home:

  • Utensils for measuring the ingredients (Measuring cup + spoons)
  • A regular sized spatula
  • A small saucepan
  • A tea infuser
  • A Strainer
  • An immersion blender

Next, gather up these ingredients:

  • 2 cups of simmering, not boiling, water.
  • 1 and 1/2 cups oil almond oil (Can substitute with apricot seed oil, gradeseed oil, etc..)
  • 1/2 cup of shea butter or coconut oil
  • 8 tablespoons of beeswax (grated)
  • 3 table spoons of aloe
  • 4 tablespoons of green tea leaves
  • Essential oils as desired

Here’s how to put it all together…

  1. Put your saucepan over the stove, and on a low low heat, slowly melt down the beeswax and the coconut + grape seed oil.
  2. Boil the water, let it cool down for a few moments, and then steep the tea the same way you would if you were going to drink it, for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea leaves and give the water some time to cool down. Discard the leaves.
  4. Combine the oil and beeswax from earlier, the tea and the aloe vera, and mix them using your immersion blender.
  5. Use your spatula to put this moisurizer into any container that you have handy. Keeping old moisturizer containers and washing them out is not a bad idea, or you can use any jar or whatever you have around the house.

That wasn’t so hard…

And now you have your own, homemade green tea moisturizer!

There you have it, an easy-to-make “recipe” to create your own green tea moisturizer at home. This is a great way to be frugal and have some fun making something for yourself, but most importantly it’s the best way to know exactly what ingredients are going into your skin care products to ensure you’re living a clean, healthy lifestyle.

Are you interested in seeing more recipes for this type of stuff, or should we stick more to drinkable tea recipes? Let us know in the comment section below and we’ll tailor our future updates to make sure we’re showing you exactly what you’re interested in seeing!

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6 COMMENTS

    • We’re working on some new articles that will list a bunch of other uses for green tea, keep an eye out we’ll post them to our Facebook page 🙂

    • That’s really good question, Tara! This recipe was submitted by a writer who is no longer contributing to the site, and I haven’t been able to get ahold of them to ask about their first hand experience with this, but I did track down a more detailed recipe for a basic moisturizer that explains that heating up the water and the oil to emulsify with the other ingredients. Since this other recipe is for a basic moisturizer, it stands to reason that you could also simply add your green tea leaves to this other recipe (Or substitute brewed tea for the water!).

      They do a better job of explaining the process, here’s the particular step where the water and oil are combined : http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-moisturizer/step4/Instructions/

      Our article is from 2013, I think it’s time we re-vamped it and added some photos of the process, thanks for the heads up!

  1. You need to have an emulsifier in this recipe or else this lotion just wont work. Im assuming you are using the water in the recipe. You will also need a preservative in this lotion. It needs a preservative. Any time you introduce water to a recipe, bacteria is now going to grow. im a student, not a teaacher, but these are abasics 101.

    thanks

    • No, thank YOU! This is one of our older articles from a previous contributor, and it definitely needs some work, so thanks for taking the time to correct us. We will work on getting this article updated so that we aren’t spreading any incomplete information. Do you have any recipes in particular that you’d recommend, or any other tips we should include? We’ll credit you, of course.

      Thanks again for taking the time, and for visiting us here at Tea Perspective 🙂

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