Anti-aging skin care products are top of mind for most women over 40. Learn how to make a DIY anti-aging Matcha Green Tea Salve with coconut oil, essential oils and other natural ingredients.
Over the years, I have become a huge fan of matcha green tea. It’s an amazing drink with lots of health benefits. I love making matcha lattes, and putting it in other drinks like this Matcha Orange Refresher or Sparkling Matcha Lime Mocktail. You can even make Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream!
I’ve started using it in my homemade beauty products too. I love that you can use it as an eye shadow. You can make soaps like these Matcha Green Tea Soap Bars. And today I’m sharing a recipe for Matcha Green Tea Salve.
Skin Benefits of Matcha Powder
I love how Matcha Tea can be used in body products to give nourishment to the skin, help reduce blemishes and fine lines, detox skin and reduce redness. It is a good source of antioxidants as well, so with all those great Matcha benefits, what better ingredient to base a skin salve on?
Yes, it does have a more unusual green color to it, but let that just be a reminder of the goodness that comes with the green.
This balm uses other natural base ingredients like beeswax and coconut oil as well, plus the essential oils that have been added for the anti-aging effect and health benefits they also provide.
You can use it daily for prevention, or use as needed for issues with the skin. If you have an old scar you’d love to see fade, try a consistent use of this salve on it and you should see a difference over time.
Frankincense oil and Myrrh oil are both very powerful essential oils known for their benefits for the skin. They help balance it and reduce fine lines, as well as keeping it clear and healthy. Geranium oil is another lesser-known oil that is used in many skin care products. It’s not my favorite scent, but it works to clear blemishes and balance the skin too.
The combination of all of these wonderful natural ingredients makes this Matcha Green Tea Salve work for your skin.
Matcha Green Tea Salve Tutorial
- Place water into the bottom pan of the double boiler, and place on the stove on medium heat. You need to be sure the water will touch the top pan. Measure the beeswax and place into the top pan of your double boiler and heat, stirring regularly until melted.
- The beeswax takes a few minutes to heat up enough to begin melting, and you don’t want to rush this process. Burning it can lead to a mess and a loss of its benefits, so just be patient and let it melt slowly. I keep a set of tools specifically for balm making so that the wax build-up isn’t a big deal and I use a rubber scraper and a spoon. Keep stirring to break up the lumps and help them to melt.
- While you are waiting for it to melt, go ahead and measure the coconut oil and get it ready. If it is solid in the jar from storage, you can soften it by placing it in a bowl of hot water. At the same time, set out your balm containers with the lids removed so they're ready to fill.
- Once the wax is melted and there are no lumps left in it, dd in the coconut oil and stir. Then add the sweet almond oil and stir, and then let those all melt down until the mixture is clear.
- Next, add in the essential oils. The frankincense and geranium are both thin oils. You will want to be cautious when adding them, so that you don’t over-pour in any drops. The myrrh on the other hand is the opposite. It is a resin and it is very thick. Stir the oils in well.
- Next, measure out the Matcha green tea powder and add it to the mixture. Let it melt in for a few seconds and then stir it in slowly. It can tend to clump up, so you may need to use the back of a spoon or your scraper to push those clumps up against the side and break them up. Be sure to scrape the sides of the pan and get all of the tea, then stir or whisk until it is well combined and there are no clumps in it.
- Now you are ready to pour. Fill your containers to just below the top edge. Do not place the lids on just yet.
- Leave the salve out on the counter to cool fully at room temperature, which will likely take about 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of your containers. You will see the salve go from see-through to solid as it cools. Check the bottom middle of containers to see if it has cooled thoroughly before placing on the lids, because it will build up moisture inside the container if you put them on too early and ruin the salve. Once cool, place on the lids on.