We all know that Matcha green tea powder is bursting with antioxidants and that consuming some every day is a huge step towards overall optimal health and wellness. What many people might not be aware of is that Matcha is also great for your body – from the outside in.
The skin absorbs, to a certain extent, everything that we put on it. Consider all those moisturisers, sunscreens, soaps, lotions and potions we use without too much thought. Do you really know what is in them? All those chemicals can be absorbed into your body – for better or worse.
Why not give your body a break, and boost its wellbeing with a Matcha green tea bath?
The high antioxidant levels of Matcha are wonderful for rejuvenation of the skin and for their protective qualities. Science proves that the polyphenols content in green tea is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, helps heal sun damage, and is anti-carcinogenic.
Bathing in a hot Matcha bath opens pores, and by using Epsom salts as well, circulation is boosted and your skin will feel silky smooth and soft.
Fill a bath with comfortably hot water, and add one cup of Epsom salts, two or three tablespoons of matcha powder, and four drops of 100% pure peppermint essential oil. Swirl it all and jump in! Sip a cup of Matcha for the full experience.
There will be a pale green residue from the Matcha in the bath – don’t panic! This will clean off easily with a wet cloth after you have emptied the bath
The best time to have a matcha bath is early in the evening, a few hours before bedtime. It can be quite stimulating or even energising, but you won’t get any caffeine jolt – so sleep won’t elude you a few hours later.
There is nothing quite like immersing yourself into the vibrant, verdant waters of a matcha green tea bath. Yes, Matcha green tea powder is expensive. We’re not suggesting you bathe in it every night. But once in awhile, this might just be the very best thing you can do for your body and mind. Give it a try!