This blog is 1 of many that covers the Post Holiday December Craft in Style Box! For this box, many of the DIYs are creative and interchangeable. You can make: DIY Matcha Bath Soak, DIY Oat Bath Soak, DIY Lavender Bath Soak, DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub, DIY Coffee Scrub, DIY Oat Scrub and more!
How gorgeous are these Matcha Bath Soaks? They are irresistible! This is the perfect way to invigorate and smooth the skin. Matcha is rich in antioxidants, making this a great soak for detoxing after the holidays, summer, or anytime.
Best of all, it’s simple to make and stores easily. So let’s get started!
Supplies to Make DIY Matcha Bath Soak
December Post Holiday Recovery Craft in Style Box
1 cup epsom salt
2 tbsp. matcha
and a glass jar for storage
That’s all! It’s so simple. And here’s how to make it.
In a large bowl, combine the epsom salt and matcha and stir until evenly blended. The matcha will coat the epsom salt easily making this lush green. If necessary, you can add 1 or 2 mists of water from a mister bottle if your ingredients are not blending – but that’s not likely necessary.
To Use Your DIY Matcha Bath Soak
You can store your Matcha Bath Soaks in a glass jar for a few months. To use them, add around 1/2 cup or up to 1 cup in a tub of warm water. Please be careful to note that matcha is a type of green tea that contains caffeine. This soak may give you a zip of energy so it’s best in the morning or when you are feeling run down. If you are looking for a bath soak that’s perfect for late at night, these Floral Milk Bath Soaks are perfect.
Caffeine has an added benefit of diminishing puckers in the skin and smoothing cellulite. That’s why Coffee Scrub is so popular in the summer!
About Your Bath Soak Ingredients
This DIY Matcha Bath Soak is also a lovely health elixir. Matcha is full of a compounds known as catechins. Most notably, EGCG, a powerful antioxidant, is a catechin found in the tea. Many believe EGCG reduces damage to cells and can potentially prevent cancer. But of course that is quite a dramatic claim that has not been backed by studies yet! Green tea consumption (at five or more cups per day) was associated with lower risk of death and cardiovascular disease. Fourteen separate studies also confirmed that green tea is linked to a decrease in cholesterol.
For epsom salt, although the compound has been used for hundreds of years, it’s health benefits are more anecdotal than scientific. People use it to ease muscle soreness and stress. It’s great for recovery for inflammation, muscle fatigue, or just physical exhaustion from a workout. It is full of magnesium, a mineral that most people are deficient in. Whether or not this can be absorbed through the skin is up for debate.
Remember, these ingredients are a part of the Craft in Style Holiday Recovery Box, which you can still get until the end of the month! After that be on the lookout for our Upcoming: Ultimate Bath Soaks DIY Kit and our Ultimate Body Scrubs DIY Kit to get all these supplies. And check out below for even more recipes.
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