3 Organic Matcha Beauty Products to Try 2019
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of matcha? Is it the color green or the distinct earthy flavor? Whatever it is, matcha green tea is almost always associated with drink or food. It's easy to imagine why, given that it is a superfood celebrated for its superior health benefits.
For all the good things matcha brings, it's not only foodies and fitness experts that are obsessed with matcha green tea. Industries and companies have caught on the craze and are determined to incorporate matcha in their products and services. Things like candles, cocktails, and candies infused with matcha have become a thing and are embraced wholeheartedly by those who love it.
Matcha has also invaded the skin and beauty industry because it is a healthy source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that are great when applied topically. If you're ready to go green (literally) with your beauty products, here are exciting things you should check out:
If you love the taste of matcha then you know that it can be addicting. If you can't get enough of it, then there's good news because there are flavored matcha lip balm products available! Seriously, so many brands have come up with their spin and variation of it you can buy a matcha lip balm every month for a year and you won't run out of new ones to try out.
Mass-produced lip balms are often cheap and convenient, but if that's not your style, you can make your own. There are hundreds of recipes on how to make it and the beauty of DIY is that you can control the end product to make it as concentrated as you want and organic. This recipe infuses carrot seed oil to incorporate sun protection properties, which is useful if you live in a sunny area.
Matcha Lip Balm
Matcha Face Cleanser
Not all cleansers are made the same; some can take off all the product buildup and gunk but strips off all the moisture in the skin as well while others are gentle but can't get rid of hard to remove makeup. It can be frustrating to find the right cleanser for your face, especially if you have sensitive skin. Matcha, with its well-known antioxidant properties, is soothing for the skin, which makes it a great face cleanser ingredient.
Skin and beauty companies have their own blend of matcha face cleansers that you can choose from. They usually match it with ingredients that are great for the skin, including honey, hemp, and ginger, to name a few. Some ingredients that are not great for sensitive skin such as rose water and tea tree oil, but you can make your organic cleanser if you're up to it.
This tutorial makes use of matcha and honey and most of the ingredients are skin-safe as they are and organic to boot. If you are unsure about potential allergies, always do a patch test first or consult your doctor to be safe.
Body scrubs can be made with either sugar or salt and with the number of products out there, the choices are endless. It is an affordable body treatment that you can do by yourself at home. Branded body scrubs can be pricey for the amount of product you get, but if you have the funds, then go for it.
You can also opt to make your own and keep a week's or a month's supply on hand if you want. This homemade product uses brown sugar as the body scrub base. Brown sugar is less abrasive than regular sugar and salt, and generally, when you use the body scrub, it is advised to put it on gently to avoid scratching your skin. This DIY is easy as you literally only have to combine the ingredients and have it ready to use in as little as five minutes.
Matcha Body Scrub
Buy or Make?
It's no secret that the cost for skin and beauty products adds up and they can be expensive. Thankfully, products come in many price ranges and that there is always something you can buy no matter the budget. Taking care of yourself is worth it and if you have the means to invest in these products for your skin and confidence, by all means, go ahead. If you don't have the funds, then organic and easy DIYs are the way to go.
What organic matcha beauty product is your holy grail product? Share them in the comments.