DIY Beauty with Tea!
At The Tea Collective we thought we would explore our teas ability to care for the body not only in the inside but the outside. Here are some beautiful recipes we have been experimenting with. Why don’t you try them too?
Green Tea Scrub
1 tbsp sweet almond oil
¾ cup natural sugar
1 tbsp The Tea Collective green tea of your choice (Organic Sencha)
1 tbsp The Tea Collective Organic Matcha
⅛ cup coconut oil 6 drops lemon essential oil, optional
In a small mixing bowl combine sugar, green tea and matcha powder. Mix together to combine. Add the sweet almond oil and coconut oil to the mix and stir until scrub forms. Add lemon essential oil for an added citrus scent. Mix once more to distribute evenly. Scoop into an airtight container to store.
Vanilla Tea Body Oil
250-300 ml almond oil
1/4 cup of your choice of The Tea Collective black tea (Assam Dejoo)
1 vanilla bean split
Recycled Tea Collective jar
Gently heat almond oil in a small pan. Add the tea and vanilla bean. Continue to heat on low for 1 hour to infuse. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain and transfer to a pretty bottle. Will keep for several months in a cool, dark place.
Chai Bath Bombs:
2 cups baking soda
1 cup powdered buttermilk
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon polysorbate 80
4 tbsp one of The Tea Collective Chai Blends (Gingerbread Chai)
In a large mixing bowl, mix the baking soda, powdered buttermilk, cornstarch, tea and coconut oil. Next, add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath and makes them bubbly. Mix together thoroughly. The mixture is perfect when it feels like wet sand. Shape them into balls with our hands. Leave to dry for 24 hours..
Matcha Face Mask
2 tsp of The Tea Collective Organic Matcha
1 tsp of water
1/2 to 1 tsp of Australian honey
1 tsp of virgin olive oil
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Then stir using a spoon until smooth Apply to face for 10-15 minutes Remove mask with a warm damp cloth.
Make sure to give them a go and let us know what you think - We loved them