Using scrub, once or twice a week, has become a part of many people’s shower routine. Using scrub will help in making your body squeaky clean, soft, supple, and brighter. This green tea emulsified sugar scrub is creamy, soft to touch, does not separate from the oil, and is also non-greasy on the skin. It helps to exfoliate skin deeply while making your body soft, brighter, and beautiful thanks to its powerful ingredients.
So, let’s take a look at what is an emulsified body scrub and how it is different from regular DIY scrub.
What Is An Emulsified Scrub?
The main difference between a regular scrub and an emulsified scrub is the extra ingredient called an emulsifier. The job of an emulsifier is to allow oil and water to mix.
When emulsified scrub comes in contact with water, the emulsifier helps to convert the scrub into a lotion-like solution on the skin. It also helps to rinse off the scrub without leaving an oily residue on the skin.
Emulsified scrubs are more like a midway between a lotion or a cream than a regular scrub. They have a creamy, thick texture and are very moisturizing.
Some of the basic differences between regular scrub and emulsified scrub are –
|REGULAR SCRUB||EMULSIFIED SCRUB|
|Does not contain an emulsifying agent||It contains an emulsifying agent like emulsifying wax NF.|
|Does not convert into a lotion-like solution on the skin.||It converts into a lotion-like solution on the skin after mixing with water.|
|Can separate over time.||Do not have to worry about separation.|
|It will leave a greasy residue on your skin, tub, and even floor.||No greasy residue, easy to wash off completely.|
|It does get hard in winter and becomes liquidy in summer.||It does not get hard in winter and liquidy in summer.|
Benefits Of Green Tea Emulsified Body Scrub
This emulsified sugar scrub is made with ingredients that are very beneficial for achieving healthier skin. Let’s take a look at what are the ingredients and how they are useful for skin-
Shea butter has anti-inflammatory and healing properties which help in minimization of irritation due to dry weather and other environmental causes as well as eczema-like conditions of the skin. The fatty acids and vitamins in it help in making skin soft and moisturized.
Shea butter also helps boost collagen production, and also promotes cell regeneration thanks to its moisturizing and antioxidant properties working with unity.
Olive oil is a great moisturizer for dry and chapped skin because it penetrates deeply. It is rich in fatty acids which help to make skin soft and glowing. Olive oil has a high content of antioxidants and Vitamin E which help to maintain the elasticity of the skin and also enhance the skin cell regeneration process.
Olive oil can fight off bacteria because of its antibacterial properties and can hence prevent acne. It is also best for oily & sensitive skin or if you have any skin conditions like dermatitis.
Matcha Green Tea Powder
The Catechins’ in it that help trap and deactivate free radicals in your skin, thus slowing down signs of aging. The anti-inflammatory property of the matcha green tea powder also helps in reducing redness, soothes the skin, and makes it appear fresh and healthy.
Sugar helps with exfoliation and removes the first layer of dead skin cells along with impurities and excess oils. Exfoliation will make your skin look brighter than before due to the removal of dirt, dead cells, and oil from your skin.
Emulsifying Wax NF
It is extracted from the fatty acids of plant oils. It is a common ingredient for making skin care products like lotions and creams. It helps to combine water and oil and converts the mixture into a lotion-like solution.
The emulsifying wax NF converts an emulsified body scrub into a lotion-like solution after mixing with water. It helps to make a scrub non-greasy on the skin and also exfoliates dead skin cells.
Its primary function is to act as a thickener and give the scrub its texture. When used in emulsified sugar scrubs, it thickens the scrub without the weight and waxiness of waxes. Due to this, the oil does not separate from the scrub mixture.
It is a type of saturated fatty acid that is extracted from vegetable fats and oils. It also acts as an emulsifier while making scrubs.
Recipe For Green Tea Emulsified Sugar Scrub
- 20g Shea Butter (Buy From Here)
- 50g Olive Oil (Buy From Here)
- 4g Matcha Green Tea Powder (Buy From Here)
- 20g Emulsifying Wax NF (Buy From Here)
- 20g Stearic Acid (Buy From Here)
- 1g Liquid Germall Plus (preservative) (Buy From Here)
- 1 Teaspoon Green Tea Leaves (optional) (Buy From Here)
- 85g Sugar
- First, prepare a double boiler system and weigh all your ingredients.
- Now, add olive oil, shea butter, stearic acid, and emulsifying wax nf into a heat-resistant mixing bowl.
- Place the bowl into the prepared double boiler system to melt everything.
- Once the mixture has melted, remove it from the heat. Wait for 30 minutes to let the mixture be at room temperature or you can keep it in the freezer for 10 minutes and then remove it from the freezer. The mixture will look opaque, white, and soft to touch.
- Now, take your hand blender and start blending the mixture until it becomes creamy.
- Then, add your preservative and mix it well.
- When your preservative is mixed, then add sugar, matcha green tea powder & green tea leaves and mix them well.
- Store it in an airtight glass container.
- Cleanse your body with a soap or shower gel and apply the scrub on your wet body.
- Use water to make it more slippery on the skin. The scrub will turn into a smooth lotion-like consistency after applying it with water.
- Wash the scrub using water and pat your skin dry with a towel. You will get smooth, soft, moisturized skin with no oily residue on skin.
2. Always do a patch test before applying any new product to your skin.