After a recent 30 mile trail run, Mizuba’s founder, Lauren, knew she needed something seriously soothing to help her recover. While the most common way to enjoy matcha is to drink it, the awesome fact is that matcha is also a great supplement alongside many herbal-homecare recipes! (See our favorite face mask).
Thankfully, Lauren had Epsom salts at the ready – famous for helping ease tense, inflamed muscles! However, why stop at just Epsom salts, when you can make the mineral go a little further?
Epsom salts help replenish magnesium, which helps out 325 or so enzymes in your body. But we also added coconut oil for soft skin, and to help bind the scrub. The lemon juice and zest adds a bit of fresh, exfoliating zing, while the dried lavender adds more exfoliation, and an aromatherapy component. Last but not least, we added our sweet, culinary organic matcha for its awesome detoxifying, anti-inflammatory properties (thanks, chlorophyll!) Matcha’s concentration of antioxidants and polyphenols are a great aide in skin rejuvenation and protection.
Draw a warm bath to open your pores, and soak all this goodness in! We highly encourage an active, energetic lifestyle, and we’re so thankful that matcha helps keep our bodies healthy to run the race, throw the ball, or simply take a beautiful walk. Enjoy this soak and scrub post-activity to help you relax, recover, and get ready for your next adventure.
Here’s the recipe!
Matcha Epsom Salt Scrub & Soak
1 cup epsom salts
2 tablespoons culinary organic matcha green tea
1 tablespoon culinary grade lavender
2 tablespoons coconut oil
The juice of ½ lemon, + zest
Combine all ingredients in a jar, and stir well! Give youself about 40 minutes for a warm, relaxing bath.
How much Matcha Epsom Salt Scrub & Soak should I use?
Chart courtesy of: www.naturalnews.com
Children under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath
For every 50lbs larger - add in an additional 1/2 cup of salts.
*Note – please consult your doctor or health professional if you are pregnant, dehydrate easily, or have open wounds/skin inflammation before engaging in a Epsom salt bath.
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While we feel the need to "go green" all the time, we know that this particular month has people *really* getting their green game on. So let's not make things any harder than they have to be. In five minutes you could be enjoying your very own pint of Mizuba matcha ice cream! Scroll down for the recipe.