This week I spent a lot of time playing on Pinterest. I could say it was all in the name of research, I do have a ton of leftover matcha from the blind taste test that needs to be used soon, but if I'm honest I was procrastinating. I have exactly seven days until I kick off my epic road trip and there is a ton of work to be done before I leave. I have posts to write, photographs to take, and ice cream recipes to finish developing. Then there is the cleaning, packing, and other household nonsense that needs to be finished before I can start my vacation.
So did I get any of that accomplished?
Absolutely not, but I did manage to figure out what to do with the leftover matcha I wasn't going to drink. DIY Body Scrub has been on my to-do list forever and a day, so I decided to tackle the project just in time for Mother's Day. Make some for yourself, your mother, even your mother's mother (grandmas like to smell good too you know!)
Mint Matcha Body Scrub
makes approximately 2 cups
1 pound Epsom salt
2 Tablespoons culinary grade matcha
⅔ cup Sweet Almond Oil or other carrier oil (see notes)
16 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- In a bowl combine combine Epsom salt, matcha, and carrier oil. Using a dropper, add essential oil, then stir until well combined.
- Store in a plastic container with a lid that is easy to remove.
Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils for aromatherapy purposes. If you can't find Sweet Almond Oil feel free to substitute with Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Grape Seed Oil or another carrier oil of your choice.
If you're working with an unfamiliar oil, you may want to consider doing a patch test first. Place a small drop of oil on your wrist and rub it in. If no redness or inflammation occurs within 24 hours you should be safe to use the oil.
If you plan on giving this as a gift you may want to avoid using a nut or soy based oil, unless you're 100% certain no one in the house is allergic to either of those ingredients.
Where to find Epsom salt: your local pharmacy should sell it, although I found it for half the price at the grocery store.
In an effort to be open with my readers I want to let you know that Red Leaf Tea provided me with 12 matcha samples for a blind taste test. Unlike the previous post this post is not sponsored; however, the leftover samples were used to create this recipe. All other ingredients were purchased on my own.
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