Exfoliating Green Tea Body Scrub

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Heading into Summer, exfoliating scrubs are the best way to get your bod bikini and leg bearing ready. The scrub action of sloughing away dead skin cells is great for boosting circulation and blood flow, which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and uneven skin tone. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and is a great detoxifier: how this translates to the skin is that it helps with bloating, water retention and drawing impurities out of the skin. Coconut oil is an A-class body moisturiser, leaving the skin soft and supple and super moisturised. If you’re heading out into the sun, make sure you apply SPF, as coconut oil can act as a tanning accelerator and lead you to burning.

1 tablespoon loose leaf green tea

3 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons coconut oil

Stir the three ingredients together, and allow the tea to steep into the oil for 30 minutes before use. Apply as a body scrub all over the body and face, if you’re not sensitive, and wash excess thoroughly.

PS. I’ve been using this as part of my Wedding body care, and I’m loving the ease of throwing it together fresh.