Whether you’re looking to give yourself some self-love, need an anxiety relief, or want to give your skin some TLC, there’s an herbal bath tea for you! Water isn’t just for physically cleaning our bodies. It also has physical and emotional healing and cleansing powers.
Water can be transforming, comforting, and connects us with ourselves as well as with nature. Water, for me, is a ‘reset’ button in many ways. When you combine that with the magic of nature’s herbs, it’s a recipe for healing heaven.
I personally use herbal tea baths when:
- I’m physically or emotionally stressed
- one (or more) of my chakras is out of balance
- I need to have a one-on-one, calming conversation with God (the Universe, whatever you prefer)
- I’m anxious, for whatever reason
- my chronic illness symptoms are flaring
- I have insomnia or simply need better, restful sleep
- I need a moment to breathe, and connect with myself.
- I need a mood shift or pick me up
To be honest, I take herbal tea baths just as often as I take regular baths, if not more. Nature provides so many ways for us to connect and cleanse. It almost seems a waste to take a ‘regular bath’ now.
What is an herbal bath tea?
An herbal bath tea is a bath with herbs steeped in it, like a giant cup of tea. Pretty simple, eh? Herbal bath teas aren’t as strong as drinking teas. And, they shouldn’t be, because our skin is our largest organ and absorbs easily, so small amounts work just fine!
How does an herbal bath tea work?
Super simple! You just take your blend of herbs and add them to some kind of water-permeable cloth. I’ve seen people use burp rags, tea towels, and cheesecloth tied with string or ribbon. I’ve even seen people use old-but-clean pantyhose and socks. Personally? I use muslin bags. They’re easy, reusable, and I have a ton of them from making herbal recipes for my herbal studies classes. I can also use them to scrub my skin with the herbs (depending upon the herbal blend) before I get out!
Here are 7 Herbal Bath Tea Recipes for you to try!
- Oats + Calendula + Chamomile – Oats and calendula are both soothing to the skin, and calendula helps repair cells. Chamomile is an incredible herb for calming – mind and body – as well as an anti-inflammatory. This is my favorite, go-to herbal bath tea for cold, dry winter nights.
- Peppermint + Lemon Balm or Lemongrass + Epsom Salt – This herbal bath tea is uplifting and invigorating, perking up both the body and the mind. Epsom salt is also cleansing and gives the body a hefty dose of magnesium – something many of us are deficient in.
- Hops + Lavender – Soothing lavender and hops are a perfect combination for bringing about a restful state of sleep. I love reading in this herbal bath tea for awhile before climbing into bed.
- Rosemary + Lemon Balm + Lemon Zest (optional) – This blend is a great detox as well as a rejuvinating herbal tea bath. Rosemary is not only soothing for aches and pains, but also boosts memory – a great combination with pick-me-up lemon balm!
- Eucalyptus + Lavender + Epsom Salt – Eucalyptus is well known for it’s soothing properties, especially where coughs and the sinuses are concerned. When combined with lavender and cleansing Epsom salt, an herbal tea bath for winter colds is perfected.
- Sage + Lemongrass – We all know about burning sage for cleansing our environment, but sage is cleansing for our bodies, too. This blend helps clear our chakras and mind.
- Rose + Lavender – Rose and lavender are a combination great for simply relaxing and being with yourself. Florals, especially rose, give me a migraine so I’ve never enjoyed this luxurious combination and am a bit jealous of those that can!
What blends do you like for your herbal bath tea?
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