Take your Tea in the Bath
Author: Lauren Hunsberger | Photography: Taryn Emerick | Posted In: Live | August 2021
trade your bubbles for tea leaves and increase the healing effects of your next soak.
Hot baths are known to aid with stress relief and melt tension. Toss in some herbs and flowers that are proven to soothe irritated or dry skin, decrease overall inflammation and deliver aromatherapy effects, and you have an elevated treatment for the mind, body and soul. Here’s how it works.
The skin is the largest organ, and it has an incredible ability to quickly absorb antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other properties. When you add ingredients to your bath, you can protect and nourish the body from the outside in.
The sense of smell is powerful, and herbs like chamomile and lavender are known to work wonders for calming the nervous system. When used as a bath, the steam delivers an added and potent aromatherapy perk.
Sometimes you just need something pretty. Much like having fresh flowers in the house, taking a bath with rosebuds immediately gives you something to smile about. Don’t second guess the power of small pleasures.
How To Brew Bath Tea
1. Place ingredients in a large cheesecloth sachet or wrap in cheesecloth, tightly tying closed with string.
2. Begin filling your bath.
3. Boil three liters of water
and bring the pot into your bathroom.
4. Place the tea bag in the pot and let steep for 10 minutes with the bathroom door closed (so no steam escapes).
5. Pour the pot with the tea bag into the bath water and stir.
6. Brew a cup of tea, light some candles, play some relaxing music, and enjoy!
Our Recipe of Choice
1/4 Cup Oats
6 Tablespoons Jasmine Pearls
3 Tablespoons Chamomile
4 Tablespoons Lavender
4 Tablespoons Rose Buds
3 Tablespoons Coconut Milk Powder