Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Oil Moisturizer | HelloNatural.co Shark Tank is one of my favorite shows. It gives hope to the dream that one day I’ll invent something super duper and go on to fame and fortune. That thought usually comes to me when I have my hand crammed down my jar of coconut oil, wishing I had a Spatty Daddy. (Does getting your hand stuck in a jar bode well for grand inventions? Probably not.)

Having scraped out every last bit of coconut oil, it was time to whip up a replacement. A gallon-sized Costco tub is better for hand access but not so much for a tiny bathroom. Which brings us to a perfectly good invention: green lotion. Something that’s totally awesome for your skin.

Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Oil Moisturizer | HelloNatural.co You might remember green-tea infused oil from this SPF lip balm. I love this stuff. You get the benefits of coconut oil and green tea all in one. A coconut oil moisturizer hydrates without clogging pores, and green tea can actually reverse sun damage. Whipping it makes a nice frothy texture that’s easier to apply and feels less greasy (if that bothers you). And did I mention that it’s green? No it won’t turn your skin green, but it does make me smile every time I see it.

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Whipped Coconut + Green Tea Moisturizer
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons loose green tea
Instructions
  1. Use a double boiler on medium heat to melt the coconut oil.
  2. Stir in the green tea.
  3. Cover and simmer on lowest heat setting for 1 hour.
  4. Strain tea from oil with cheesecloth.
  5. Let cool until almost solid.
  6. Then whip until creamy, 3-5 minutes.

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  1. Alishaphyta says

    It took a long time to get the coconut oil to solidify again . . . Also, I heard that heating the coconut oil can be damaging to the nutrients.

  2. Erica says

    I may or may not have stunk up the house by adding a bit of coffee in this and burning it .-. oops

  3. Peyton says

    made this today then slathered it on my freshly shaved legs after my bath.. feels like heaven on my cotton bed sheets!!! but I want to ask, even though I whipped it, mine isn’t very creamy. las soon as I handle it it sort of melts back into oil… I guess what i’m trying to say is it’s not the same consistency as a store bought lotion. I assume this is the same for everyone though, correct? either way, love this moisturizer! amazing on dry sections of the feet too:)

    • Lexie says

      Hi, I haven’t tried this myself coz I only discovered this blog today but it seems more people complain of the consistency. So how if only half of the oil is melted and infused and then the other half folded in as the infused oil cools down or as it gets whipped? Hope it works and doesn’t separate

    • Jes says

      You can blend it with another oil, one that’s liquid at room temperature like almond, olive, or camellia seed oil. I personally love camellia seed oil because it’s very light and absorbs easily. You can play with the ratios until you get a consistency you like.

  4. Doreen says

    Once you figure out the expiration date like when you notice it goes rancid please let us know thanks! :D Excited to try this but since a little goes a long way Im wary of making a bigger than small batch incase the rest expires x_x

    • Angel says

      Coconut oil may cause clogged pores on some, but not on my highly acneic skin. I’ve used coconut oil on my face for the past two years as both an oil cleanser and a moisturizer. It has not caused any breakouts. In fact, it seems to clear up existing acne quicker.

      As with anything, YMMV. For example, I was told for years that I was crazy when I told salespeople that silicone based products caused severe acne on my face. Time and time again, I’ve read and been told that this is a myth and that silicones can not cause clogged pores or acne. Well whatever it’s doing, it breaks me out like nobody’s business so I avoid it at all costs. Since eliminating all skincare containing silicone, my face is in much better shape. I used to get daily breakouts, not anymore.

      I love this recipe. Can’t wait to try it on my puffy eyes. I use tea bags but they are messy and time consuming. This, I can just slap on and go about my business.

    • Jes says

      Aveeno makes little packets of colloidal oatmeal. I bet that would mix fairly well. As for the tea, I use the powdered matcha kind for pretty much everything because it’s not only easier to blend, it’s far more potent.

  5. Shannon says

    Hello!

    Do you think the consistency would allow for storing in a large air pump bottle to prolong the freshness and prevent contamination?

    Many thanks!

    • Jane says

      Unlikely. I just made it yesterday and it’s “butter”. It is amazing, btw. You can maybe add 1 tbsp of a liquid oil to make it a bit runnier so you can pump it out. I added 1 tsp of jojoba and 1 tsp wheatgerm + 10 drops of Lavender Essential oil and 1 tsp of cornstarch to cut on the grease. It is absolutely perfect. Heavy, but soaks in reasonably quick and then you feel like you are wrapped into a cashmere blanket.
      My next batch will be with pure organic Argan and Grapeseed oils.
      Good luck.
      Thanks author for posting!!!

  6. Heather says

    Is it possible to use bag green tea instead? Then you wouldn’t have to strain it out… or you could just take the leaves out of the bags?

    • vk says

      I used a tea bag for this and it turned out fine. Mine was not as deep green, but I am sure that is simply because I should have used a few more tea bags. I only used 2 for about 2 cups of oil, should have used 4.

    • Jane says

      Yes I used tea bags yesterday. I just sinked them to the bottom of a mason glass jar, and let the cotton threads outside (with its small labels). Once I put the lid on, it caught the threads. and prevented them from falling into the jar. I placed the jar with oils and tea into boiling water for 2 hours on very low heat, and once I was happy with the color (very dark green – I used 8 tea bags (!) for about 6 oz oils), I took the lid off, pulled out the tea baggies, put them on a small plate to cool down, and in about 15 min, I squeezed all the remaining oils back into my main batch. Worked like a charm.

  7. Carolina says

    Hey! I love this recipe, I tried it a couple months ago and i loved it. Im from argentina and the warm weather is here to stay all summer! So do you have any recomentations on what to add for it not to melt, maybe beeswax or shea butter? what do you think?
    I hope you can help me ! thank you very much :)

    • Jane says

      You can definitely add beeswax! It’s just playing around with it – it is very easy to overdo it and your batch can become much too waxy. Start with 1 tsp on beeswax per 500 gr of oils and see how you like it. If you think you can do more, remelt and add another 1/2 or 1 tsp. Amount of beeswax is very personal, I think.

      • Jes says

        I personally think matcha is always better. The antioxidants are far more concentrated because matcha is more potent. I definitely feel the difference when I drink it, too!

  8. dora says

    love everything you do! please keep posting new stuff!
    I wanted to ask how long should it usually take the coconut oil to start to set before you can whip it? i imagined it would be quite quick but its been sat here cooled for about 45 minutes now and still in liquid form… :)

  9. Jessica says

    Ladies! I love this blog! :D Its changing my life…well, lifestyle. ;)
    One question for making this marvellous sounding moisturizer…
    With what do you whip it? :)

    • Elya says

      in a pot, boil some water. Place the oil and tea leaves in a bowl that will fit over the pot with water. Think like melting chocolate.

  10. Elena says

    I discovered this blog just yesterday and already I’m in love. Here in Italy we know is you still use just natural products, unfortunately .. Anyway, I am Italian and unfortunately I’m not good in English but I am committed. in particular, this would moisturizer as you use it? Thanks

  11. Kaleigh MacKay says

    Question – when you whip it – does it stay whipped? I’m asking because I want to make some for my mom but would have to mail it to her….. So would it stay how it looks once whipped? Or would it melt and lose consistency?

  12. says

    I can’t wait to try this. What about infusing with other herbs? I’m interested in the healing properties of thyme, lavender, lemonbalm… Any adjustments in the process?

    • says

      That’s a great idea Susan! You can definitely add other herbs to the infusion – just make sure none would be irritating to the skin. Thyme might be good for the body but I’m not sure I would put that one on my face.

  13. Margaret Woods says

    Hi
    Would I be able to use Matcha Green Tea powder in this recipe? If it can be used,how much would you suggest adding to the oil?
    Thankyou

    • says

      You’re talking about using matcha to infuse rather than loose green tea? You can definitely try it – just use a couple of heaping tablespoons and make sure to strain it completely. And you can definitely still whip the coconut oil.

    • says

      Hi Jocelyn – no need to store it in the fridge. As long as you strain out the green tea really well, the coconut oil is fine at room temp and will last 3-6 months (though you’ll probably have used it up by then!).

  14. Bree says

    I also used jasmine green tea! Added a tsp. or so of dry peppermint. Turned out amazing! I’m thinking it would be awesome for oil pulling as well!

  15. says

    I am making this now, in my slow cooker, with bags of Jasmine Green Tea. It doesn’t look as dark, but it still worked! I would recommend the slow cooker for those who don’t have a double boiler (on lo e to melt the oil, and on warm to brew the tea). I’m waiting for it to solidify, then I will whip it and post the results on my blog, linking back here. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. says

    Hi
    I love this idea, and I like to try it.
    So I hope you can help me a little
    Is for all skin types?
    And is just for the face o can be used like body lotion?

    • says

      You can definitely use all over (face + body). It’s especially good for dry or mature skin. If your skin is oily, try it for a few days and see how you like it. It won’t clog your pores but it might be too oily for some.

  17. Melanie says

    I made it this afternoon and it’s a little runny but still lovely! Did I whip it a little too soon?

    • says

      Melanie, you might want to pop it into the fridge for a bit. If your home is too warm the coconut oil won’t set up enough to whip. Hope that helps! Mine is completely liquid if I don’t keep it in the fridge during the summer. :)

    • gerbermom says

      If you strain out the tea really well, it should last a long time, like 6 months or more. Coconut oil has natural preservative properties so a jar of it will last quite a while.

  18. says

    Thanks so much for a wonderful and simple recipe. I made a jar for myself and one as a little treat for my mum yesterday. I smothered myself in it last night and woke up feeling great. My mum was really delighted.
    Thanks again!

    • says

      Ooh sorry I didn’t think my last comment had been delivered so tried again and now I’ve left two (and can’t delete one)! It deserves it though ;-)

  19. says

    Thanks so much for a wonderful and simple recipe. I made a jar for myself and one as a treat. For my Mum today. I’ve just smothered my face in it before bed and it feels wonderful. My Mum delighted too. Thanks again!

  20. Natasha says

    This is amazing! I was wondering if I could just use matcha powder, though. I feel like it would be a little easier, but I’m not sure if the powder will mix with the coconut oil or not. Hmm… what do you think?

    • gerbermom says

      It’s totally shelf stable! Mine has been sitting on my dresser for a couple of months now and it’s fine.

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