As I continue on the hunt to use up everything in my kitchen before I move, I stumbled upon a plethora of different whipped coconut oil body butters. With 3/4 of a jar of coconut oil in my cupboard, I started to think of different ways I could add some flare to it. I noticed green tea seemed to be a popular addition, green tea also has great health benefits for skin such as,
- Helps reduce redness
- Fights aging
- Good for acne prone skin
Those are just a few of the benefits of using green tea on skin! Now not only is this a very practical DIY, but its a very economical one as well. With only two ingredients, coconut oil and loose green tea, it;s very quick to make as well.
Using a double boiler, or if you hate doing dishes like me, in a microwavable bowl, melt your coconut oil. Than add you loose green tea, give that a quick mix and let the mixture sit for about an hour to allow the tea to steep and infuse the oil.
Once the mixture has infused together, using a cheesecloth or an old hand towel, strain the tea from the coconut oil and pour into a mixing bowl. I used an old hand towel, because I didn’t have any cheesecloth on hand, and it worked just fine, if you don’t have either you could even use a very fine mesh strainer or china cap!
Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, or even doing it by hand, whisk the coconut oil until it is light, fluffy and whipped about 5 minutes. A quick tip, I put my melted oil in the freezer for 2-3 minutes just to help it cool down so it wouldn’t take as long to whip! You will end up with a nice fluffy whipped consistency, it has a lovely lite green tea scent! You can use this on your face or body, it’s non-greasy and leaves your skin feeling great, and you get all the wonderful benefits of green tea!
Green Tea & Coconut Body Butter
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons loose green tea
- Using a double boiler or a microwave safe bowl melt the coconut oil.
- Once melted, Stir in the loose green tea.
- Let steep for about 1 hour.
- Strain tea from oil using a piece cheesecloth or an old hand towel.
- Let cool until almost solid, stick in the freezer to speed up the process.
- Then whip using a hand mixer or stand mixer about 5 minutes until whipped and creamy.