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Liliana Morosini

Green tea solid shower butter

This solid shower butter contains two valuable ingredients from the Japanese skincare routine, namely green tea powder (matcha tea) and camellia oil. The latter is produced from the camellia (green tea) seeds and is known to be anti-aging, soothing and especially good for dry skin. Light and penetrating, it is rich in vitamin E and non-comedogenic.
The Japanese beaty routine also use camellia oil to strengthen the air and for makeup removal. It’s one of the few oils that is gentle with the eyes when used in makeup removal milks.
Matcha green tea powder, which has antioxidant power, has been included in this solid cosmetic formulation in small doses to achieve a pleasant green. Don’t exceed or it will stain!

If you want to expand your knowledge about this topic, I suggest you check this interesting post from Formula Botanica to learn more about green tea properties and use in handmade cosmetics.

The base of this solid shower butter consists of shea and cocoa butters, which leave the skin soft and velvety. 
The formulation also includes an emulsifier, Xyliance, which makes this handmade solid cosmetic particularly suitable for use in the shower, forming a light and pleasant milk when in contact with wet skin.

Solid cosmetics are the best choice for a conscious skincare, but the second reason I love them is because they look beautiful. Make sure to use a mold you like to sparkle joy every time you use it!

Handmade solid shower butter ingredients

  • 65 g of cocoa butter
  • 16 g of shea butter
  • 8 g of Xyliance (emulsifier)
  • 2 g of camellia oil
  • 3 g of carnauba wax
  • 5 g of Thé vert à la menthe AZ fragrance
  • Q.s. matcha green tea powder

Solid shower butter recipe

  • Melt the cocoa butter, Xyliance and carnauba wax in a double boiler.

  • When they have melted completely, add the shea butter and a pinch of green tea powder for light coloring (do not overdo it or it will color the skin).

  • Stir well melting the matcha tea lumps and remove from the water bath as soon as the shea butter has melted completely.

  • Wait a few minutes letting it cool slightly and add the fragrance and camellia oil.

  • Pour into silicone molds for chocolates.

  • Allow to firm up in the refrigerator or freezer for no more than an hour. You can then remove the butters from the mold immediately (wait a few minutes to prevent them from breaking), but I recommend avoiding touching them for at least a day to make sure they reach their final consistency. If you handle them too soon, they will still be too soft and may spoil.

How to use this handmade solid shower butter?

Wash your body as usual and then spread this DIY solid body butter on the wet skin a few seconds before turning off the water, taking advantage of the steam from the shower. It should not be rinsed off.

 Notes and substitutions

  • Carnauba wax could be substituted with candelilla, upping the dose a little. Beeswax has not given me good results with solid butters containing an emulsifier.

  • Cocoa butter is in my opinion essential in solid body butters. Shea butter can be replaced with another butter similar in properties and especially consistency, such as mango butter.

  • Camellia oil can be substituted with other oils.

  • You can use the fragrance you prefer while keeping in mind the maximum dosage recommended by the product sheet. If you use an essential oil hover around 15 to 30 drops (check the essential oils dosage chart).

  • Matcha tea powder is mainly used for coloring in this solid body butter recipe. If you do not have it, you can omit it. Green tea in loose leaf is not suitable for this purpose and is different from matcha green tea, which is in a very fine powder and can be dispersed easily in cosmetics.

  • Xyliance emulsifier, also known as emulsifying wax number 2, can be substituted for Olivem 1000 if you want to keep using a emulsifier that is allowed in natural cosmetics.