19 February 2018

Non Greasy Matcha Green Tea Body Butter Recipe

This non greasy matcha green tea body butter recipe quenches dry skin.  

I feel like I can't get enough moisture in my skin this winter.  I like making body butters because they are thick and full of good ingredients.

Body butters are easy DIY lotion recipes because they don't have water, which means that you don't need to use a preservative.

Most body butters are made with coconut oil and carrier oils.  This makes them excellent for moisturizing, but these oils are, well, oily.

It's not uncommon for your skin to be oily for several minutes after using a homemade body butter.  At night, this doesn't bother me at all.  But in the morning or during the day, I don't want to transfer oil to everything that I touch.

I wanted to make a non greasy body butter, so I had to play with the ingredients.

Most body butters are made by melted the ingredients, letting them cool and set up, then whipping.  This one doesn't need melted, so it saves a lot of time.  You can whip this up in about 10 minutes.

Keep reading to learn about each ingredient, why I used it, and how to make this non greasy matcha green tea body butter.  


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Shea butter gives this body butter its bulk, and it takes the place of coconut oil.  Shea butter is high in vitamins A and E, so it's moisturizing without being greasy.

For the oil, I used grapeseed oil.  It's a lighter oil, so it soaks into the skin quickly.

Aloe vera helps soothe the skin, which is what my dry skin needs.  It also helps add bulk without adding oil.

I used vitamin E more more nourishment and to act as a natural preservative.

Arrowroot powder is excellent for absorbing excess oil, so it also helps cut down on the oil in the recipe.

You can make this with just the ingredients that I mentioned, but I also added matcha green tea.  Matcha powder is full of antioxidants to help reduce the signs of aging.

When I was a waitress, I would always look at people's hands.  Your hands will almost always give away your age even if your face doesn't.  So it's important to take care of your hands and use a good moisturizer and anti aging products like this green tea.  




In a medium sized bowl, whip the shea butter until light and fluffy.  I used my Kitchenaid with the whisk attachment on speed 10.


Add the grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel, matcha green tea, and arrowroot powder.  Whip for about 10 minutes on high or until it becomes light and fluffy.


Spoon into a mason jar with a lid.

I use it twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, on my hands.  I sometimes use it on my feet when they get dry.  

This recipe will last about three months in a covered jar.  For a longer shelf life, store in the fridge.  

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.