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If you are looking for a homemade soap that smells delicious and is great for aging skin (or any skin, for that matter), you’re going to love this bergamot and green tea soap. Simple to make with just a few all-natural ingredients, you’ll never buy store-bought soap again.

This delicious soap is infused with green tea and therapeutic essential oils (we’ll discuss the healing benefits of the oils in a bit) and leaves your skin feeling fresh and soft.

If you prefer making homemade soap and other skincare products over spending too much money on store-bought, check out some of the other DIY articles from this site.

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Healing benefits of essential oils

This DIY soap is made with bergamot, lemon and sweet orange oil, and green tea. Let’s discuss the healing benefits of these essential oils before diving into how to make this soap.

Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil

  • helps reduce anxiety
  • relieves joint pain
  • reduces inflammation
  • helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • heals wounds
  • great for acne

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • helps speed up healing
  • brightens skin

Benefits of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

  • reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • helps fight acne
  • brightens skin
  • promotes clarity
  • softens and smooths skin

You can see that essential oils are beneficial to the skin, especially aging skin. Let’s look at the healing properties of green tea for the skin.

Benefits of Green Tea Soap for Skin

  • reduces acne
  • hydrates the skin
  • controls excess oil
  • fights premature aging
  • reduces skin inflammation

Clearly, this homemade soap has amazing healing properties for your skin. The best part of it all is that you made it yourself.

If you’re into side hustles, you can whip up batches of this and sell them locally at farmer’s markets or on the Facebook marketplace in your area. I mean, why not?

what you need for this green tea soap recipe

Here is a list of ingredients required for this delicious green tea soap with essential oils.

  • ¾ lb Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 7 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 7 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • ½ tsp green tea
  • Soap molds
  • Optional (to make pouring easier): microwave-safe spouted 4-cup measuring cup, wooden craft stick for stirring, and spray bottle with rubbing alcohol.

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how to make green tea soap with essential oils

This green tea soap recipe yields 6 bars. To make more, simply double the recipe.


  1. Cut the soap base into 1-inch cubes and add them to the measuring cup. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until the soap base is fully melted. 
  2. Allow it to cool slightly but not thicken, then stir in the essential oils.
  3. Add the green tea and stir.
  4. Pour into the mold (optional) and spray with rubbing alcohol to reduce bubbles.
  5. Allow soap bars to set for -3 hours, then unmold.

Frequently asked questions

What is green tea soap good for?

Green tea clears pores, hydrates the skin, and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps control excess oils and prevent acne breakouts.

Can green tea be absorbed through the skin?

Our skin is made up of 3 layers, and everything we put onto our skin is quickly and easily absorbed through all layers.

What does tea soap do for skin?

Tea soaps are loaded with antioxidants, polyphenols, and B vitamins, which help fight aging and keep skin bright, smooth, and clear.

Iva Ursano
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Iva Ursano is a solo female traveler originally from Canada and currently residing in Guatemala. After hitting rock bottom in 2013, she completely reinvented her life at 52 years old, packed up two suitcases, and bought a one-way ticket to Central America. She runs this website for women over 50 to help them make the rest of their lives the best of their lives while feeding street dogs and helping the less fortunate in the town she now calls home, Panajachel. You can follow her on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram (Street Dogs of Guatemala)

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