How to Make a Bath Tea



If you've never tried a bath tea, then maybe now is the time!

Not only is bath tea a lovely addition to the tub, but a great gift idea that is so easy to make, you can involve the kids and turn it a fun family project.

And with holiday season coming up (in some parts of the world), this might be the perfect gift idea for a special family member or friend.

Let's get busy!

Necessities for Making Bath Tea

  • Dried herbs of choice
  • Bowl in which to mix herbs
  • Organza bags (or large sized tea bags)

Method

Here's the fun part: There are no set rules about proportions! You might want to combine scents that work well together, or colors that work well together, or anything else that strikes your fancy. 

Have fun with it!

Below are the herbs I used for my 'Floral Therapy Bath Tea'.

I combined 2 different roman chamomiles:  one with whole flowers (pricier but prettier) and a 'regular' chamomile. This was purely experimental and it turned out very well.


Other Herbs to Consider

  • Nettle
  • Lavender
  • Witch Hazel
  • Licorice Root
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon Balm
Bag up the mixture in a largish organza (or other suitable) bag. 
Leave a little extra room in the bag so the herbs can expand a bit when they get wet.

If you want to use these as gifts, package them up with a fun and creative label and rejoice at your ability to give your own unique hand-crafted item as a gift.

To Use

Drop a bath tea sachet into the tub while filling it. Squeeze the bag a few times to release the aromatics. Enjoy the bath and the super easy clean up!

Do Tell

Have you ever used a bath tea? Which kinds of ingredients were in yours?

Comments

Jody Atkins said…
I’ve made rollled oats calendula a nd chamomile before now really soothing and healing for the skin, (and great after sunburn!)
if you use enough oats can turn the water milky, a la cleopatra!
Lise M Andersen said…
Hi Jody — oh yes the oats and milky Cleopatra idea is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
Vickie Crabtree said…
I use Epsom salts, Dead Sea, pink hemilaying salt, lavender and rose, along with jojoba oil, sweet almond and fractionated coconut oils, and Junurper, and lavender essential oil. I then put them on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven on warm for about four hours mixing it so everything is incorporated. Last year with a recipe, put them in the jars and they hardened up. It has to have time for the liquids to blend. I have also just let them sit if I'm not in a hurry to need them.
Lise M Andersen said…
Hi Vickie - Thanks for sharing! The addition of salts is an excellent idea!