Whipped Coconut + Green Tea Moisturizer
A green lotion your skin will love! Get the skin benefits of green tea with this infused coconut oil moisturizer.
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Spoon coconut oil into a double boiler and heat on medium until melted.(If you don't have a double boiler, just do what I do: set a glass Pyrex measuring cup or other heat-proof container in the middle of a small saucepan. Pour water into the saucepan, so it reaches about 2 inches up the outside of the measuring cup. Then place your coconut oil in the measuring cup, and turn on the burner.)
Stir in the green tea, cover, and simmer on lowest heat setting for 30 minutes. Note: the water around the coconut oil should be simmering, not the coconut oil itself. This will help keep the beneficial nutrients in the tea from breaking down.
Strain tea from the oil with a cheesecloth.
Place in the freezer for 10–20 minutes until the mixture is almost solid (like a loose gel consistency)
Then whip 3–5 minutes until creamy.
Apply daily to both face and body to alleviate dryness. Can be worn alone or under makeup, but make sure to apply prior to putting on your sunscreen.
Store it in the refrigerator if needed to keep coconut oil from melting.
As long as you strain the tea out really well, it should last 3–6 months.
If you don't have loose leaf green tea, you can use tea bags. But if you notice your infusion looks weak, cut open the tea bag, remove the tea, and put it directly into the coconut oil.
*When it comes to coconut oil, some brands clog pores more easily than others. Dr Bronner's coconut oil is the only brand I'll use on my face because it doesn't cause breakouts. But if your skin isn't as sensitive as mine, feel free to test out other brands until you find one you like.