Enjoy a relaxing and skin nourishing bath with this homemade herbal bath tea recipe. This DIY bath tea is easy to make and a lovely handmade gift idea – especially for Mother’s Day, birthdays, and the holidays. The tea bags are filled with dried flowers, Epsom salt and essential oils for a calming and purifying bath soak.
DIY Bath Tea
Taking a relaxing bath with a bath bomb, bath salts, or bubbles is one of my favorite ways to pamper myself. There’s something so calming about a scented bath. It’s my favorite way to unwind after a long day or soothe sore muscles after a hard workout.
Today I’m sharing a DIY Bath Tea recipe you can make in a few easy steps. This recipe can be customized with your favorite scents and dried flowers. Use as many or as little dried flowers you prefer. I used every dried flower I had on hand, but feel free to customize with your preference. I’ve also listed some of my go-to essential oils for making bath tea, you can find the list below.
What is bath tea?
A natural bath tea is a bag filled with nourishing beneficial indigents that can help soothe sore muscles, relieve tension, reduce stress, and soften skin. Bath tea can be made with real tea bags for one-time use or reusable options like organza and muslin bags. Mason jars and test tubes also make great storage options for a bathtub tea mix.
- Epsom salt – detoxifying, soothes sore muscles, reduces stress and inflammation
- Lavender & chamomile – calming and sleep-promoting benefits
- Calendula – antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Roses & cornflowers – soothes skin, adds fragrance, and beautiful to add in a bath tea recipe
How do you use bath tea?
Using real tea bags or reusable fabric bags, you can add your bag directly into the bath water and soak while the Epsom salt dissolves. The dried flowers will add fragrance to your bath water for a calming effect. The flowers can be tossed out once the bath is complete. Then rinse and dry the bag to refill at a later time.
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Bath Tea Supplies:
- Epsom salt
- Calendula flowers
- Essential oils – LAVENDER, LEMON, ROSE
- Tea bags – organza bags, muslin bags, or real tea bags
More bath tea ideas:
- Himalayan salt
- Milk powder
How to make bath tea (video tutorial)
- Mix 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil with 1 cup Epsom salt.
- Add 3 tablespoons of Epsom salt inside a small organza bag (or until the bag is filled halfway).
- Layer a heaping tablespoon of lavender, calendula, chamomile, cornflowers, and roses.
- Make a knot and store in an airtight jar until ready to use.
- To enjoy the botanical bath tea, drop one bag into bath water or hang under running water.
Test tubes with cork tops make a beautiful gifting alternative. This method requires pouring the ingredients into the water. While it may require a little more cleanup after a bath, it does make a lovely gift idea. To make a bath salt test tube, fill Epsom salts halfway, then layer dried flowers on top. Wrap twine around the top and finish with a small tag.
I created 3 printable gift tags to use depending on the size of the jar. The small tags work perfectly with a smaller test tube, medium tag for the large test tube, and the large tag for a jar container. Find the PRINTABLE TAGS HERE.
DIY Bath Tea
A calming and skin nourishing bath tea recipe made with Epsom salt and dried flowers.
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup dried roses, lavender, calendula, cornflowers, chamomile each
- 3-5 drops essential oil
Mix 3-5 drops of essential oil with 1 cup Epsom salt.
Pour about 3 tablespoons of Epsom salt inside a small bag (or until the bag is filled halfway). Use organza, muslin, or real tea bags.
Layer a heaping tablespoon of lavender, calendula, chamomile, cornflowers, and roses.
Knot bag closed and store in an airtight jar until ready to use.
To enjoy the herbal bath tea, drop one bag into bath water or hang under running water.
Looking for more handmade ideas to make? Try this homemade soap, sugar scrub, and bath bomb!
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