Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe
Green Tea is incredibly popular these days. It’s considered a super food in today’s world of healthiest foods to eat or drink. However, this little leaf that’s made into a tasty beverage, isn’t just for drinking! While the health benefits for the inside of your body are endless, green tea can be beneficial for the skin as well. It can be used in a toner, facial masks or scrubs. Lotions, soap, shampoo and conditioners. In fact, Nature’s Garden has developed a brand new Green Tea bath bomb recipe that incorporates the mighty Matcha!
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Let’s Talk About Green Tea
Before we get started, though, let’s talk about what Green Tea can do for your skin. Green Tea contains polyphenols called catechins. These powerful antibacterial agents that are responsible for effectively delaying the signs and symptoms of aging. Also present are high amounts of enzymes, amino acids, vitamin B, folate, manganese, potassium and magnesium. These nutrients are perfect for improving your skin complexion and giving you a healthy glow. Not only will it improce the skin’s elasticity, but the antioxidants, tannins and Vitamin K in green tea can help treat puffy eyes and dark circles.
Green tea is perfect for those that suffer from acne. It is also wonderful for correcting sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It can even promote new hair growth and prevent common problems like dry scalp and dandruff! It’s amazing stuff, that’s for sure! There’s no time like the present on getting started with treating your body right! Trying out our new bath bomb is the perfect way!
Did you know? There are four main varieties of green tea prepared in Japan. Each type depends upon it’s leaf length, method of processing, and season of harvesting. However, the most common kind of green tea that I am sure we are all familiar with is, Matcha. This is the leftover powder of green tea and it is also called “Dust”. While this green tea has a more subtle, aroma and natural sweetness than the other varieties, this tea is more common in traditional Japanese ceremonies.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients you can find at Nature’s Garden
- Citric Acid
- Baking Soda- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Argan Oil
- French Green Clay Powder
- Bentonite Clay Powder
- Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance Oil
- Green Tea C/S
- Green Tea Powder
- 8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
- White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
- Natures Garden Apron
- Gloves for Soap making
- Mask for Soap making
- Safety Glasses
- Bath Bomb Molds
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need
- Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
- Mixing Bowls
- Mixing Spoon
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts
- 300 grams Citric Acid
- 600 grams Baking Soda
- 5 grams Bentonite Clay Powder
- 5 grams French Green Clay Powder
- 18 grams Argan Oil
- 18 grams Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance Oil
- 5 grams Green Tea C/S
- 5 grams Green Tea Powder
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Before You Get Started
Before you get started on creating your bath bombs, it’s important to take a few precautionary steps. Always clean and sanitize your work area. Plus, you will want to make sure all of your utensils packaging materials are clean and sanitized. We strongly suggest that you should wear gloves, safety mask, safety glasses and protective clothing when preparing this recipe. Have a spray bottle filled with the witch hazel ready to go and all your equipment within arms reach. These steps will allow your creating to run smoothly with no interruptions!
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance Oil
While we could have used our Green Tea Fragrance Oil in this recipe, we chose to use Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis. This fragrance oils is an unique, refreshing combination of fresh lemon pulp, orange rinds and tropical kiwi along with middle notes of eucalyptus, cassis, green tea, and bamboo. The base notes are of cedarwood and vanilla! A very uplifting, fresh green fragrance! It works perfectly in cold process soap, with no discoloring, accelerating, ricing or separating. The scent retention was strong and perfect!
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Let’s Talk about a Few of the Ingredients
For this recipe we will be using citric acid and baking soda. Citric Acid can be used for many different industries and products. It can be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, hair care, bath and body products, soaping, and cleaning purposes. When used in soaps, it works as a water softener, and helps to produce better foam. When used in bath bombs and combined with baking soda, citric acid is responsible for the actual “fizzing” action of the bath bombs. Baking soda. Many skin care benefits come from baking soda. It gives the skin a silky and soft feeling, helps to treat many skin conditions and is also great for exfoliating the skin. For hair care, baking soda can be used in a rinse to make the hair softer and give it a silky feeling.
French green clay powder is a perfect addition to this bath bomb recipe. French Green Clay is the most frequently used clay by health professionals and spas to treat skin conditions, to nourish the skin, and to remove impurities. This clay is light green in color when dry, but turns dark green when wetting agents are added. The reason French green clay is green is because it contains actual decomposed plant material; making French green clay very nutritious for the skin. It contains some very important minerals such as, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Potassium, Copper, and Selenium. Since French Green Clay powder is so full of healthy minerals, it can be added to mineral baths to help nourish the skin, remove impurities, relieve sunburn, and to aide in the relief of arthritis pain.
Bentonite clay is a light greenish/beige colored clay that turns an olive color when water is added to it. Also, Bentonite clay is used in face mask formulations to help clean impurities from the skin and adding bentonite clay to bath bomb recipes helps to make your bath bombs harder.
A green tea bath bomb wouldn’t be complete without, of course, the Green Tea Powder and we all know how awesome this is for your skin! We have also included Green Tea Leaves. These leaves are cut and sifted and will help give you some gentle exfoliation! While you can use any oil that you have available, we chose Argan Oil. This oil is very luxurious feeling and helps leave the skin soft, smooth and supple!
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Let’s Get Started
To begin with, you will need two mixing bowls. The first mixing bowl will be for your dry ingredients and the second bowl will be for your wet ingredients.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing The Dry Ingredients
In your first bowl, weigh out 300 grams Citric Acid, 600 grams Baking Soda. Using your hands or a large mixing spoon, combine these ingredients together until fully mixed. Set this bowl aside, while you get the wet ingredients together.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients
Next, in the second bowl, you will prep the wet ingredients. So, in the bowl, weigh out 18 grams of Argan Oil and 18 grams of Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis fragrance oil. Give these a stir with your spoon.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Wet and Dry Ingredients
Now we are going to add the two bowls of ingredients together. To the dry ingredients, add the bowl of wet ingredients.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Ingredients
Next, you will be mixing the ingredients together. Using your hands to combine the ingredients well. You want to be sure the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Dividing the Mixture
Now we are going to divide our mixture in half. Leave one half of the mixture in the bowl and place the other half of the mixture in another mixing bowl.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the French Green Clay and Green Tea Powder
Next, to the first bowl, weigh out 5 grams of French Green Clay and 5 grams of Green Tea Powder. Mix these ingredients together using your hands.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Green Tea C/S and Bentonite Clay Powder
Now you will take the second bowl of mixture and weigh out 5 grams of the cut and sifted green tea and the 5 grams of bentonite clay powder. Give this a good mix together using your hands.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Witch Hazel
At this time, we will begin using the witch hazel that was prepped earlier in your spray bottle. Begin with the first bowl and spray the mixture while mixing the contents with your hands. You want to keep spritzing and mixing until you have a crumbly dough-like consistency throughout all the bath bomb dough. Once the first bowl is done, you will set that aside and do the same with the second bowl.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Creating the First Half of the Bath Bomb
Now you will be forming the bath bomb and for this you will need your bath bomb molds. Keep in mind that each mold set will consist of two differently shaped parts. So, take one half of the bath bomb mold and fill it with the mixture that contains the green tea powder. Pack this into the mold half tightly and compactly.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Creating the Second Half of the Bath Bomb
Next you will be making the second half of the bath bomb. Using the mixture that contains the cut and sifted green tea, pack the other half of the mold tightly and compactly.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Putting the Bath Bomb Together
Now you are going to put the bath bomb together. Before doing so, lightly mist each half of the bomb with the witch hazel. Then, press the two halves together tightly. The mold should snap together. You can set this mold aside to set up and continue the process of packing the halves of the molds and putting them together with the remainder of the dough. This recipe makes 6 bath bombs.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Letting Them Set Up
Finally, you will give your bath fizzies enough time to set up. This can be anywhere from 24-48 hours depending on the humidity of your environment. Keep your bath bombs in a cool, dry area away from places that they could get knocked down or roll away.
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: Ready to Use
You can choose to keep your bath bombs in their molds until you are ready to use them. This makes selling or giving your creations easy, clean and simple! However, if you wish, you can also remove the bombs from their molds and package them how you prefer. When it’s time for a bath, simply drop a bath bomb into some warm, running bath water. Relax and enjoy a nice, soak in a beneficial bath!
Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe: That’s the End
We hope you enjoyed this new recipe from Nature’s Garden. Using green tea in any or all of your bath and body products is sure to give your skin some glowing, healthy results! If you would like to add another green tea bath product to your line, check out our Green Tea Blooming Bath Oil. This bath oil has some skin softening oils that will leave your skin feeling extra moisturized and luxurious!
If you would like to learn more about how amazing green tea is, follow this link to read about 10 Proven Benefits of Green Tea. It’s a very informative article that may inspire you to start adding this healthy beverage to your diet!
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