I have a revolving dried herbs collection that I typically use in both my bath bombs and facial steams. Most recently, I’ve found a new little way to enjoy them – bath tea bags!
I tried a bath tea bag a couple of years back, but only recently did I start making my own at home. The whole process is super simple – basically all you need is some cheese cloth and a couple of herbs – either from your own garden, or bought pre-dried in bulk (I get mine from Wendy Wildcraft and SunSoul Creations on Etsy).
Here’s the bath tea recipe I’ve been enjoying the most these past few weeks. It provides amazing skincare benefits and has a very soothing and relaxing scent.
DIY Herbal Bath Tea Bag Recipe
What You‘ll Need
- Cheese cloth, unbleached cotton muslin, or pre-made resealable tea bags
- String (optional)
- Herb blend (see below)
The Herb Blend (+ all of its benefits!)
- Lemon balm – an antioxidant/helps fight free radicals, has astringent and antibacterial properties that help cleanse pores, helps protect skin from UV damage (1)
- Calendula petals – has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties, helps heal scars and thread veins, soothes varicose veins, moisturizes and nourishes the skin (2)
- Peppermint leaves – has anti-inflammatory properties, helps soothe and soften irritated and dry skin
How to Make a Bath Tea Bag
Here are the steps on how to put together your bath tea bag:
Step 1: If you’re using cheese cloth, start by cutting it into a square. (Any size is fine but I usually cut mine at least 12″ x 12″ so I have some extra cloth leftover at the top to tie a knot.)
Step 2: Lay out the cloth and place your herbs in the center. I typically stick to an almost equal ratio of all three herbs (with just a little less peppermint, and a little more calendula).
Step 3: Cup the herbs in the center and tie a knot in the cloth. (Or use a string if you prefer).
Step 4: When you’re ready to use your bath tea bag, simply hang it over the faucet and let the hot water run through to infuse your bath water!
After you’ve filled up your bath, don’t forget to hang up your bath tea bag and let it dry. You can reuse it up to 3 more times!
Have you ever tried a bath tea bag, or made your own at home? Do you have a favorite herbal blend?