Please do excuse the awkward Christmas music. This was a video I did at holiday time, and these are gifts I gave my family for Christmas! My mom absolutely loved the scrub and I swear by the milk bath. Mmmm chocolatey! The video shows you how to put these together. But the recipes are really simple.
Step 1: Get Yourself a Bowl.
I have a vintage milk glass one that makes it easier to see what I am up to.
Step 2: Pick a Recipe!
Matcha Sugar Scrub:
- 3/4 cup of regular granulated sugar (fans of raw sugar can use that, too)
- 3 green tea bags, or 2 tsp matcha powder
- olive oil
To make: mix sugar and tea in the bowl. Add oil just until it looks like wet sand. Pack with a spoon into your container. To use: scoop some out and rub into skin in gentle circular motions. This is even suited for use on your face! Just make sure to follow with a toner to wisk away extra oil. Olive oil is great for the complexion, softening skin, helping to heal scars, and even clearing blackheads (its basic chem, like dissolves like; olive oil dissolves the icky oily junk in your pores). Green tea is a powerful antioxidant and the caffeine (while a small amount) may help perk up your complexion. Sugar is a light abrasive and will help slough off dead skin cells.
Chocolate Milk Bath:
- 2 tbsp Hershey's Cocoa Powder
- 1/3 cup dry milk powder (this is where it is okay to have whole milk)
To make: mix together in the bowl and funnel into your container. To use: put 1/3 of the mixture into your bath water. The proteins, fats, and enzymes in the milk help to soften your skin. The caffeine in the chocolate helps with circulation and may help firm your skin. Plus, it smells really great.
Step 3: Make According to the Recipe Directions.
Pretty self explanatory. If you like more oil in the scrub, however, feel free to add more.
Step 4: Enjoy It!
These are made with things you have in your own kitchen. No surprise ingredients, no preservatives added.