This gentle, nourishing herbal bath tea recipe softens your skin and soothes your nerves. Deeply relaxing and restorative, antioxidant-rich lavender, rose and green tea help fight the signs of aging.
Scented with precious rose essential oil, this yummy aromatherapy bath recipe's sweet, floral scent brings you back to a healthy place of quiet peace.
Cool fact: 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body, so bathing in herbal bath tea really does improve your health. Not only do you get the nourishing effect of the ingredients, but you also de-stress during your time in the tub. Truly one of the nicest bath products you can use to take care of yourself!
1/2 cup Rose petals
1/2 cup Lavender flowers
1/4 cup Green Tea leaves (try a rose or jasmine flavored tea)
3 drops Rose essential oil (substitute Palmarosa if cost is an issue)
3 drops Lavender essential oil
1 drop Geranium essential oil
Combine the rose petals, lavender flowers and tea leaves in a dark glass or PET plastic jar.
Drop in the lavender, geranium and rose essential oils, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the mixture. Use a stainless steel spoon to gently stir everything together.
Cap the jar and let it sit for at least 24 hours before using to let the aroma 'cure' (longer is better.)
To use your rose scented bath mixture, scoop a few spoonfuls into a small organza or muslin drawstring bag. Fill about half full - it will expand in the water. Buy muslin bags.
If you don't have a bag, put a few spoonfuls into the center of a square of double thickness cheesecloth, pull the edges together and tie it closed with a string.
To get the most benefit from your aromatherapy bath recipe, boil a kettle of water, then steep the bag in a bowl of very hot water for 10 minutes or so. (Yes, you're making herbal tea for your bath!)
Pour the herbal bath tea into your bathwater BEFORE YOU GET IN then check the temperature to make sure the bath water is not too hot. Drop the herbal bag in the water, slide in and relax for 20 minutes.
For a truly luxurious bath, add a tablespoon of aromatherapy carrier oil to extra-moisturize your skin.
Dry off without rinsing, and lock in moisture with a good body lotion, such as this Lavender Lotion recipe.
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Click on the links below for more easy bath and body recipes and have fun making your own sweet, restoring homemade bath products!
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