GREEN TEA INFUSED BODY BUTTER
Updated: Sep 23, 2020
WHY GREEN TEA?
Simply because it’s a pantry staple ingredient with lots of benefits for our internal and external health. There is nothing like a cup of green tea after a heavy meal to soothe that hardworking tummy. Since we are making something to apply on the skin let’s see what good can come out of it. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties in green tea may make it an effective treatment for acne and oily skin. According to research , the polyphenols in green tea, when applied to the skin, help reduce sebum secretion, this helps by causing acne breakouts.
Lets get a little technical about the science behind green tea:
Green tea, made from the same plant as black tea (Camellia Sinensis), is more potent than its counterpart simply because it is processed differently. Black tea is fermented, while green tea is just dried and steamed. The minimal processing leaves it with its green color, and also with more antioxidants and other nutrients, which contribute to its wealth of benefits. From flavonoids to catechins, from amino acids to vitamins, there's a lot that you can do with green tea for your skin's needs.
Did you know that green tea also acts as a booster in the DNA repairing. Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG that fights DNA damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer. That means it’s also a potent anti-aging ingredient that combats signs of aging when ingested or applied topically. The benefits of green tea for skin expand to your hair, too! Green tea leaf fibers are proven to stimulate hair growth, thanks to catechins and polyphenols stimulating cell turnover in hair follicles.
KEY INGREDIENTS USED IN THE BODY BUTTER:
GREEN TEA LEAVES:
FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL:
The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties that can help protect against harmful microorganisms.This is especially important for skin health, as many types of skin infections, including acne, cellulitis, folliculitis and athlete’s foot, are caused by bacteria or fungi.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL:
And peppermint oil can be a true skin saver if used properly.
"Peppermint oil naturally cleanses the skin and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect which soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne
Lets see the recipe:
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also, if you want to use this n the face replace fractionated coconut oil with oils like jojoba oil,sunflower oil,apricot oil as they have lower comedogenic rating. to see the best type of oils for oily skin type check out my other blog post here
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