We slather our skin with expensive soaps, moisturizers, and lotions full of chemicals … to make our skin appear fresher, healthier, and younger. It sounds a little silly when you put it like that, right? And, that’s the theory behind organic and all-natural beauty products – which are all the rage these days. There is no way covering our bodies in beauty products full of chemicals is making us any more beautiful, if anything it’s actually doing the opposite over time.
The problem with organic and all natural beauty products is that they are a bit pricey. And, sometimes our wallets can only afford the lotions and soaps and face creams that are full of chemicals. What if we told you that you could make an organic Green Tea and Coconut Cream with just two affordable ingredients, and it is not only good for you, but could save you hundreds of dollars a year on beauty products.
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Have you scoped out coconut and green tea based lotions at the store? Chances are you have, and you left them right there on the shelf because you couldn’t afford to pay that kind of money. Well, now you can make your own – at a portion of the price, with TWO simple ingredients. All you will need is loose green tea, or green tea leaves and a cup of coconut oil. Yes, it’s that simple!
Generally, with beauty products, we tell our readers that the recipes can be altered to their liking, for consistency reasons, you will want to stick to the script this time around.
In a saucepan combine 1 cup of coconut oil, and 2-3 TBSP of loose green tea. Obviously, you will want to put the coconut oil in first, if it is not already in its liquid form. Stir the oil and tea for a few minutes until it is mixed well, then leave on a low heat for an hour.
After your coconut and green tea oil has simmered for an hour, remove from heat. Now, you will need cheesecloth or some sort of filter, pour the oil through the filter and into a jar to remove all of the excess pieces of green tea. (If you don’t have cheesecloth on hand, be creative, use some old pantyhose or a thing piece of fabric.) You won’t want to dawdle during this process because the oil will become thick and difficult to manage as it cools.
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After you have filtered the tea out, let the greenish mixture cool. Now, it’s time to whip! You can use a hand-mixer or a good old-fashioned wooden spoon. When you are done, the finished product will be very thick, a beautiful minty green color, and smell amazing! You can use it as a body lotion, face moisturizer, or even as a conditioner for your hair!