DIY Moisturizing Green Tea Body Wash

DIY Moisturizing Green Tea Body Wash

For people who live in extremely cold climates, the fall and winter months can be extremely challenging. The beginning of fall, however, is that pleasant transition between the hot summer and the inevitable frigid temperatures and snow-covered roads that are to come. People who live in warmer states don’t have to deal with the snow; rather, they just experience the same colder, dryer weather that everyone experiences during the fall and winter. 

When the weather is cold and dry and the inside air is dry from indoor heating, your skin suffers. Your skin needs moisture and while eating hydrating foods can help with this process, you often need to apply hydrating ingredients. The body wash in this article, for example, contains all-natural ingredients that work to replenish moisture and fight dryness. One of the standout ingredients is green tea, which contains potent antioxidants that fight the effects of aging. Several studies confirmed that green tea may even protect skin from skin cancer caused by sunlight. You can learn more about that below. 

Green Tea

Green tea fights skin cancer by promoting DNA repair. Researchers attribute this ability to the powerful antioxidant known as EGCG, which fights DNA damage from UV rays. As a result, EGCG may combat premature signs of aging, especially when applied topically or ingested. Green tea also exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to the high content of catechins, which are powerful polyphenols. The polyphenols help to reduce redness, irritation, and swelling by hydrating and soothing the skin. Additionally, the polyphenols also offer antibacterial properties, which may help to fight infection and unclog pores. 


The use of honey in skin care is not a new concept, but recent studies confirm anecdotal evidence about honey application to the skin. One of the primary benefits of applying honey on the skin is the anti-inflammatory nature, which may help with skin conditions like acne or psoriasis. A 2017 study confirmed that honey from the stingless bee exhibited a strong anti-inflammatory effect, and other reviews support that study. An older study also notes that honey may help improve the overall appearance of the skin. Honey may just keep the skin looking young and prevent infections on the skin that contribute to early signs of aging. 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a reputation of being a magical elixir for skin and hair care. The number one reason that people love coconut oil for the skin is the fact that it promotes hydration. The medium-chain fatty acids work to reduce dryness and help the skin retain moisture. After applying coconut oil on the skin, it forms a protective barrier on the skin, shielding it from environmental toxins and pollutants. Similar to honey and green tea, coconut oil also helps to fight the effects of aging. Not only does it soften the skin, but it also works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

DIY Moisturizing Green Tea Body Wash


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons green tea leaves
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 1/2 cup liquid Castile soap
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 15 drops essential oil of your choice


  • Add the coconut oil to a small saucepan over medium-low heat and melt. Once melted, add the green tea leaves and allow this to simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the shea butter to the saucepan and stir until melted. Remove from heat and allow it to sit for five minutes at room temperature. 
  • Once the mixture has cooled slightly, whisk in the remaining ingredients to thoroughly combine. 
  • Pour the mixture into a soap dispenser and use when ready. Make sure to shake before each use. 



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