DIY: Job's Tears Natural Cleanser, Scrub, & Mask

When I want a break from my daily green tea I like to have a cup of Korean (Asian?) tea called yulmoo cha, or job's tears tea.  It's a creamy/nutty tea that I remember drinking back in high school with my friend Emily -- we used to load it up with sugar and a dollop of whipped cream.


Of course back then I was completely oblivious to its health benefits --  I just loved how it was less like tea and more like a latte.  But upon doing a bit of research I found out that job's tears is a popular ingredient in many Asian beauty products.





Job's tears is a broad-leaved, branched grass that is native to China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia.  It contains numerous amino acids -- lysine, arginine, B1, adenoisine, and thiamin -- and is considered a nutritious and healthy food in Asian countries. Job's tears is also known to be nourishing to the skin, helping to clear blemishes and soften coarse skin.

The tea is pretty inexpensive -- about $5-$6 for a tin at the local Korean market.  Here are a couple of recipes for a simple cleanser, scrub, and mask:

Job's Tears Cleanser


Dissolve one teaspoon of Job's Tear's Powder in 1/2 cup warm milk.  Gently wash face.  The lactic acid in the milk acts as a gentle exfoliator, removing dead skin cells and leaving your face baby soft. 

Job's Tears Scrub & Mask


Mix one teaspoon of job's tears powder with 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey to create a thick paste.  Apply on face for 15-20 minutes.  Slowly massage the face, using the tea grains to exfoliate the face, then gently rinse off.  This mask/scrub will reduce blemishes and redness.

Don't forget to enjoy a cup of yulmoo cha afterwards!

11 comments:

Tanya said...

Ohhhh awesome!! Imma have to try this!

Hercy said...

Very informative, I've never heard of Job's tears before.. I'll def try out that Korean tea, cos 1. It's Korean and 2. I love teas! Looks so yummy~

Honeybee Housewife said...

Awesome! I am going to do the face wash tonight.

Mallory Taylor said...

Yummyy(: Thanks for showing this! xo

♥ Ani~熊貓 ♥ said...

it looks yummy !! =]

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swati said...

wow...I have never heard of this in India...probably its known by a different name...is it like a tea dust or something with vanilla flavoring????would it be possible for you to post a little background on this product...

swati said...

wow...I have never heard of this in India...probably its known by a different name...is it like a tea dust or something with vanilla flavoring????would it be possible for you to post a little background on this product...

swati said...

wow...I have never heard of this in India...probably its known by a different name...is it like a tea dust or something with vanilla flavoring????would it be possible for you to post a little background on this product...

swati said...

wow...I have never heard of this in India...probably its known by a different name...is it like a tea dust or something with vanilla flavoring????would it be possible for you to post a little background on this product...