Winter is coming.
For real. The weather here in Michigan is all over the charts this week – 60 degrees one day and 95 the next. I thought when we moved here that I’d be done with the wild weather.
Turns out moving to the midwest just means tornado warnings come with weird wind storms.
And sheet lightning.
Can you tell I love storms? I seriously hardcore love them.
But this crazy weather has me thinking about winter…and dry skin…and how uncomfortable that is.
I mean, I’ve done sugar scrubs before (they’re so, super easy, and yummy!), and I love them for my face, but I have to use a LOT to get my whole body exfoliated (working on changing that!).
I use soap daily, and in the winter, it can be so incredibly dry that I always gravitate toward exfoliating soaps, and then follow it up with some heavy moisturizer or straight up olive oil if I feel like I really need it (and I have the time to allow things to soak in).
Normally, the exfoliating soaps that i use for my body have a bit more “scrub” than I prefer, likely because they use crushed walnut shells and the like.
I fell like sugar scrubs do a great job when you want gentle exfoliation (especially if you’re in the shower), so I decided to see if I could create a sugar scrub soap…turns out, I can!
DIY Green Matcha Sugar Scrub Soap
Ingredients for DIY Green Matcha Sugar Scrub Soap
- 1 cup clear glycerin soap base
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Shea butter
- 10-15 drops bergamot essential oil
- 1 cup white sugar
- 10-15 drops Cedarwood essential oil
- 10-15 drops geranium essential oil
- 1-2 tablespoons matcha powder
- Silicone Mold
How To Make DIY Green Matcha Sugar Scrub Soap
Grab a medium-sized glass bowl, and add your soap base. Melt the base in your microwave, 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each session until the base is completely melted.
Alternatively, you could melt the soap base in a double boiler instead of the microwave.
You do you.
Add the coconut oil and stir until it’s fully incorporated. You may need to pop the mixing bowl back in the microwave to accomplish this.
Add your shea butter and stir to melt the shea butter and mix everything together. If you need to add the bowl back to the microwave for another 30 seconds or so, that’s totally okay.
Next, you’re going to add the cedarwood, geranium, and bergamot essential oils to your soap mixture.
Add the matcha powder and gently mix until it’s fully incorporated with the mixture.
Carefully add the sugar and mix until it’s evenly distributed. The mixture will form a thick paste.
Press the paste firmly into your molds and allow them to set for 24 hours.
Store your soaps in an airtight container (I use a glass jar in my guest bathroom) until you’re ready to use them.
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