Herbal bath tea soothes and cools summer skin rashes, bites, and minor sunburns, while it calms and relaxes. You can make it in minutes from the herbs in your garden. This DIY herbal bath tea project makes a lovely and unique gift for those who could use a little spa time in their hectic schedule. Bring the healing power of herbs to your bathing rituals.
Skin Soothing, Cooling Rose – Chamomile Herbal Bath Tea Bags
Herbal baths are an ancient health practice that infuses the cooling, soothing actions of herbs in water for an essential self-care practice. If you are a person who enjoys baths use these herbal bath teas to wash away the stress and infuse your self-care time with fragrant and soothing herbal flowers. While you could just dump a bucket of flower petals into your tub, like my friend Kami McBride does, these herbal bath tea bags lessen the mess, and allow you to preserve summer’s herbal bounty for year-round use.
The herbs in this DIY project can be herbs that you grow yourself or herbs that you purchase. Please use organic herbs. Other herbs and flowers may be contaminated with pesticides, artificial fragrance oils, and chemical dyes that you do not want in your bath water.
The Herbs for Herbal Bath Tea
Chamomile is calming and promotes relaxation. It’s useful for relieving stress and promoting sleep and relaxation.
Rose is astringent, cooling, and soothing. The fragrance uplifts and restores the mood, while it quietens irritation.
Lavender is calming and skin soothing. It relaxes the mind. It calms sunburns, eczema, and other mild skin irritations.
Comfrey is rich in mucilage to soothe and quiet inflammation. It promotes the healing of broken skin and rashes while quietening pain.
Yield: 12 Baths
- 2 cups chamomile flowers, dried
- 1 cup rose blossom petals or buds, dried
- 1 cup lavender flowers, dried
- 2 cups comfrey leaves, dried, broken
- 12 large Press ‘N’ Brew Tea Bags
- Add the herbs to an 8 cup mixing bowl. Stir with your hands, breaking up the comfrey leaves and mixing well.
- Using a ½ cup measure fill each tea bag with ½ cup of the herbs.
- Press with an iron set on “cotton” to seal the tea bags. Alternatively, you can use reusable muslin tea bags or muslin drawstring bags that you can sew yourself.
- Package in a wide mouth Mason jar with a tight sealing lid. This recipe will fill one 2 quart jar for gift giving.
- Drop the bath tea bag into an empty bathtub. Fill the tub with hot water so that the tea bag remains immersed. Add 1 cup of Dead Sea Salts if desired. Leave the tea bag in the tub during the bath. The herbs are soothing for skin irritations, minor sunburns, eczema-type rashes, poison ivy, and summer heat rashes.
- Soak in the tub for at least 30 minutes. A wet tea bag can be used as a poultice on rashes, too.
Where to buy the ingredients:
While it would be nice if everyone had a prolific organic garden to grow these fragrant and medicinal herbs, I realize that is a luxury, not all my readers have. You can purchase these ingredients from reputable herb suppliers such as Mountain Rose Herbs and Starwest Botanicals (available on Amazon or through their website).
Since dried herbs are so light, a quarter pound of each herb should be sufficient for this project. You can also purchase the large press and seal tea bags directly through these herb suppliers.
Do you want to harness the power of herbs for soothing skin irritations?
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