One of the great things about green tea powder is that it exists in a powdered form making it easy to use in a number of applications beyond food and beverage consumption. Included below are some of the lesser known applications.
Health/Beauty: Facial masks, body wraps, massage oils, hair care, skin lotions, weight management, detoxification
Homeopathic/Alternative Medicine: Detoxification, glucose regulation, cancer prevention, mental and physical stress reduction, antidepressant therapy, immune system strengthening
Gourmet/Culinary: Pastas, noodles, seafood, mochi, flavor enhancement
Restaurant/Bakery: Cakes, breads, cookies, natural food dye, flavor additive, decorative
Retail Beverage: Hot and iced teas, frozen beverages, boba drinks, frozen yogurts, smoothie boosters/enhancers
|Active Ingredient||Benefit to Skin*|
|High in antioxidants (EGCG)||Reduces signs of photoaging, anti-inflammatory|
|High in chlorophyll||Reduces acne, reduces DNA damage, anti-inflammatory|
|High in polyphenols (catechins)||Beneficial for the treatment of certain types of rosacea|
While there are many types of clay for different skin types*, we recommend French green clay and Moroccan red clay for general body wrap purposes. Heat water (do not boil) to 185° F or 85° C, the optimal temperature to release the beneficial health properties of green tea powder. Sift green tea powder into hot water and stir. Add sea salt and clay to mixture and continue to mix until paste like consistency. If possible maintain a constant 185° F temperature while mixing ingredients to maximize the yield and bioavailability of beneficial compounds found in green tea powder. Allow mixture to cool until comfortable for application on body.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.