Elevate your bath with these 15 DIY bath tea recipes and transform your bathroom into a spa. I found it essential to take some time to unwind and clear my mind while soaking in herbal bath tea from the comfort of my bathtub.
When life becomes overwhelming or tense, think about soaking the body and mind in herbs with DIY herbal bath teas you can make yourself.
Herbal baths can be incredibly therapeutic, providing aromatherapy, physical relaxation, and mental clarity. You can create your own herbal bath tea recipe blends, add them to a muslin bag or cheesecloth, and tie them off. Add this bag to warm running water in your bathtub, and the herbs will infuse into the bathwater.
What is Bath Tea Good For?
Depending on your needs, you can choose various herbs. Each herb has unique benefits.
The warm water and the aroma of the herbs and oils can help relax the mind and body, promoting calm and tranquility.
Soothing sore muscles.
Taking a bath with warm water can help to soothe sore muscles and joints, making it an excellent option for people who suffer from conditions such as arthritis.
The warm water can help to increase blood flow and improve circulation throughout the body. Such as the Chinese art of scraping the skin. Does Gua Sha work?
Some herbs and oils used in bath teas have natural detoxifying properties, which can help to remove toxins from the body and leave the skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Detox bath for kids typically contain Epsom salt, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and helps detoxify the body and remove impurities through the skin.
Bath teas can boost skin and body care, as herbs and essential oils can help moisturize and nourish the skin. In addition, aids relief of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Herbs such as chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, and passionflower can promote sleep and relieve insomnia.
Overall, bath tea can be a great way to unwind and promote overall wellness, and it also can be a great way to take care of yourself after a long day.
When you’re done soaking in the herbal bath tea, remember to take time for yourself with self-care activities like reading a book or meditating before bedtime.
How do you make bath tea for self-care?
Making a bath tea is a simple process that involves steeping herbs, tea leaves, and other botanicals in hot water. YOu can do it in two ways:
Brew herbal tea and let it steep for about 20 minutes.
Strain the herbal material and pour the liquid directly into your bath. Simmer the tea instead of steeping if you use roots or bark, such as ginger or cinnamon.
Add the essential oils directly to the bath tube.
Combine all the dry components in a mixing bowl and give them a good stir to combine.
Blend in the essential oils, transfer into teabags, muslin bag or cheesecloth pouch and tie it closed.
Place the filled pouch into your warm bath for at least 15 minutes before removing it from the tub. The longer you allow the herbs to soak in the water the more therapeutic benefits you will receive from them.
Make DIY bath tea bags.
DIY bath tea bags are a simple and easy way to enjoy your favorite bath tea blends. You can purchase pre-made muslin bags or make your own by cutting a piece of muslin fabric, cheesecloth, or any piece of fabric into a small square and then sewing the edges together to form a bag. Just make sure it’s something water can move through so that the herbs can infuse the bath water.
Once your bath tea bags are filled and sealed, you can store them in an airtight container to keep the tea fresh.
DIY Bath tea recipes
Here are my favorite DIY bath soaks that you should give a try.
Infuse your bathwater with chocolate that pampers your skin and relaxes your mind. The cocoa and tea ingredients can provide various benefits to the skin, including hydration, exfoliation, and nourishment. I love to add these chocolate bath bombs to boost the effect.
- 1/2 cup of cocoa powder, 2 black tea bags or 2 tablespoons of loose-leaf black tea, 1/2 cup of honey (optional), 10 drops of peppermint oil (optional)
2. Milk and honey
Whole milk is rich in lactic acid, which can help to exfoliate and smooth the skin gently. Black tea is high in antioxidants and can help to protect the skin from free radicals and improve its overall appearance.
- 2 cups of whole milk or 1 cup of powdered milk, 2 black tea bags, 1/2 cup of honey (optional), 20 drops of vanilla essential oil (optional)
The anti-inflammatory ingredients of this bath tea contain ginger, turmeric, and Epsom salt. They reduce inflammation and redness and ease the pain in the body. I suggest making this herbal bath tea recipe with the first method, which will allow you to simmer ginger and turmeric for 20 minutes before adding them to a bathtub.
- 1/2 cup of Epsom salt, 1/4 cup of ginger powder, 1/4 cup of turmeric powder, 20 drops of lavender oil (optional)
4. Mint and cucumber
The mint and cucumber bath is designed to lower the body temperature and provide a refreshing and soothing sensation.
Pour a mint and chamomile infusion into a bathtub filled with lukewarm water, followed by cucumber slices.
While a cooling bath may be refreshing in hot weather or after exercise, it should not be used by people who already feel chilled or cold, as it could make them feel more uncomfortable. Ensure the water is comfortable to the touch before getting in the bath.
- 1 cup mint leaves, 1 cup dried flowers of chamomile, 1 cup of cucumber slices, 20 drops eucalyptus oil
5. Vanilla and strawberry
This scented bath can be a delicious and refreshing way to pamper your skin and relax muscles and your mind.
- 2 cups of freshly brewed strawberries or 2 cups of dried strawberry leaves, 2 black tea bags or 2 tablespoons of loose-leaf black tea, 1/2 cup of honey (optional), 10 drops of vanilla essential oil (optional)
6. Thai Bath
A Thai bath tea recipe includes a variety of ingredients that provide a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The Epsom salt will help to detoxify the skin and ease muscle aches, while the dried lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, pandan leaves, and jasmine flowers provide a relaxing and soothing aroma.
- 2 cups of Epsom salt, 1 cup of dried lemongrass, 1 cup of dried kaffir lime leaves, 1 cup of dried pandan leaves
- 1 cup of dried jasmine flowers, 20 drops of lemongrass essential oil
7. Skin Soothing Tea Blend
Use herbs with anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritated skin, reduce redness and calm down the skin (Chamomile, Calendula, Lavender). Rose petals are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Comfrey and Plantain are known for their ability to heal wounds and reduce inflammation.
- 1/2 cup chamomile flowers, 1/2 cup calendula flowers, 1/2 cup tablespoon lavender flowers, 1/2 cup tablespoon rose petals, 1/2 cup comfrey leaves, 1/2 cup plantain leaves
8. Sleepy Time
It’s perfect for promoting relaxation and sleep. Herbs with calming properties and Epsom salt help with sore muscles, release tension and improve circulation. In addition, lemon balm has wonderful cleansing properties. You can follow this lavender bath salts recipe.
- 2 cups of Epsom salt, 1 cup of dried lavender flowers, 1 cup of dried chamomile flowers, 1 cup of dried lemon balm leaves, 1 cup of dried passionflower leaves, 20 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
9. Rose Scented Soak
It’s my favorite herbal tea bath! Feeling like Cleopatra, a rose-scented bath tea provides a relaxing and rejuvenating experience and a beautiful rose aroma. Don’t forget to add these rose petals bath bombs and rose water to double the effect.
- 2 cups of dried rose petals, 1 cup of dried lavender flowers, 1 cup of dried chamomile flowers, 1 cup of dried lemon balm leaves, 20 drops of rose essential oil
10. Lavender Oatmeal
A Lavender Oatmeal Bath Tea is a type of bath product that combines the soothing properties of lavender with the skin-loving benefits of oatmeal that has anti-inflammatory properties. When using oatmeals, grind them in a food processor before mixing them with the herbs.
To elevate the moment, Infuse your bath water with these lavender bath bombs.
- 1 cup of dried lavender flowers, 1 cup of ground oatmeal, 20 drops of lavender oil, 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
11. Safe for Babies
When making a tea blend for babies, it’s important to use only safe and gentle ingredients appropriate for their delicate skin and immune system. For example, fennel seeds are known for their anti-colic properties; they can help ease stomach discomfort and relieve gas and bloating. Dill seeds also have similar properties to fennel.
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- 2 tablespoons chamomile flowers, 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, 1 teaspoon dill seeds, 1 teaspoon licorice root
12. Green tea bath
Green tea is known for its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help to protect the skin and improve its overall appearance.
- 4-6 green tea bags or 4-6 tablespoons of loose-leaf green tea, 2 cups of Epsom salt, 20 drops of peppermint essential oil (optional)
13. Invigorating Citrus Bath
This bath tea is easy to make and a great way to refresh and energize the skin and senses. Dried citrus peels such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit contain high levels of vitamin C, which can help to brighten and tone the skin. Lemongrass is also known for its invigorating properties. It can help to energize the body and uplift the mood.
- 2 cups of dried citrus peel, 20 drops of sweet orange essential oil
14. Cooling peppermint
A cooling peppermint tea bath is a great way to refresh and invigorate the skin and senses on a hot summer day. It can also help to ease muscle tension and headaches. It is one of the proven natural remedies for pregnancy headaches.
- 2 cups of peppermint tea (freshly brewed or tea bags), 2 cups of Epsom salt, 20 drops of peppermint essential oil, 2 cups of baking soda (optional)
15. Rosemary bath soak
A rosemary tea bath has soothing and invigorating properties and is excellent for relaxation, stress relief, and improved circulation.
- 2 cups dried rosemary leaves, 20 drops rosemary essential oil
I turned my freshly harvested rosemary into a small jar full of flavor and aroma that I use in a bath and cooking.
Common Bath salts
- Epsom salt releases tension and improves circulation. It also contains magnesium, which helps relax the body and promote well-being.
- Himalayan salt has high mineral content, which can help to detoxify the skin and improve its overall appearance. In addition, it helps ease muscle aches and improve circulation.
- Dead Sea salt is known for its high mineral content, which can help to detoxify the skin and improve its overall appearance. It is also said to help ease muscle aches and improve circulation. It also contains magnesium, which can be absorbed through the skin to help relax the body and promote well-being.
You can also combine herbs and salts in a bottle.
Mixing Up the herbal Bath Teas
Mixing different bath teas can provide a unique and personalized experience and various therapeutic benefits. However, it is a creative process, so have fun blending your favorite scents and healing ingredients. Here are a few things to bare in mind.
- When experimenting with different ingredients, start with small amounts and gradually increase to find the perfect combination.
- Before using any new ingredients, do a patch test to ensure you’re not allergic to them.
- Make sure to research each ingredient’s properties to ensure that they will have the desired effect and avoid any negative interactions.
- When mixing different bath teas, try to stick with ingredients that have similar properties. For example, lavender and chamomile have similar calming properties, which can be mixed to create a relaxing bath tea.
- Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with caution.