Benefits of Green Tea Soap

by Ocean Malandra

Green tea soap is an inexpensive way to get the anti-bacterial and skin-beautifying properties of green tea as part of your daily bathing ritual. Green tea soap is sweet smelling, non-toxic and leaves your skin fresh and clean. It also provides a few other great benefits that we will explore below.

History

Although green tea has a long history of use in Asian cultures, its use as an addition to soap is relatively new. However, even drinking green tea has been found to be good for the skin and so applying directly to the skin is a natural evolution.

Effects

Green tea is anti-bacterial and has been found to posses antioxidants that are good for cellular health. Soap products that utilize green tea as an ingredient will have the benefit of not only cleaning but protecting your skin.

Types

Green tea soap, made in a base of organic vegetable oil like olive oil, provides good-quality moisturizers as well as the antioxidant properties of the green tea.

Potential

Green tea has even been found to act beneficially against skin cancer cells. Applying it to your skin on a daily basis by way of green tea soap increases your skin's protection skin cancer.

Theories/Speculation

Green tea continues to show numerous applications for cosmetics and household cleansers.

About the Author

Based in San Francisco, Ocean Malandra is a travel writer, author and documentary filmmaker. He runs a major San Francisco travel website, is widely published in both online and print publications and has contributed to several travel guidebooks to South America.