If you enjoyed making the floral bath salts last week, you’re going to love these bath tea recipes, they are such bliss! And, if you’ve never paired mint and Lavender together then you are definitely in for a treat. Whenever I’ve used this combination in a soap or a hand cream there’s always fantastic feedback on the aroma.
Each of the recipes below will fill between 8 to 10 herbal or flower bath bags, and although they can only be used once, they will last for about 4 months so it just makes sense to make up several at a time.
If you are going to gather your own flowers or herbs from the garden, pick them on a dry day after all the morning dew has gone, and then dry them in the sun, greenhouse or oven.
A Great Addition To Baths Tea Recipes
Oats are a great addition to your tea baths. They are like a superfood to the skin, as they cleanse, exfoliate, soothe and moisten, and are suitable for all sink types. Finely ground oats or oat flour are best. If you have a blender Oat flour is easy to make, just pop the dry oats in the blender, and a few blasts later you will have ready to use oats flour.
Mint & Lavender Oat Bath Tea Recipe
- Weigh the oats and place them into a bowl for mixing
- Grate the cocoa butter and add it to the oats, as the cocoa butter tends to melt whilst you are grating it speed is of the essence here. The butter can initially make the oats clump, just keep stirring and they will disintegrate. If they don’t they will be in the bag anyway so you won't even see them.
- Sprinkle in the mint and lavender and give the mixture a final stir.
- Place a couple of spoonfuls into each tea bag or muslin square, tightly secure the tea bags so that none of the contents can escape.
- Store the bags in an airtight jar or container until needed.
- To use the bath tea bags put one into the bath and run the hot water into the bath first.
- Cool the bath down to a nice comfortable temperature, then swish it around a bit and squeeze it a few times.
- Leave the bag in while you have your bath and use it like you would soap by gently rubbing it over your body.
More Bath Tea Recipes For You To Try
Bath tea recipes are super easy, and you can totally try throwing a variety of different ingredients into your bags.
I’ve tired lots of things, so I thought I’d share some of my weird and wonderful creations! All of these make amazing tea bags for your baths, and I encourage you to try them and get creative with your own recipes too!
Rosemary and Lemon Bath Tea
A super easy wonderful smelling bath tea that will leave your skin feeling good and the bathroom smelling great!
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1/4 cup Sea Salt
- 40g 4 tablespoon finely ground oats
- 2-3 tbsp fresh rosemary
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- Teabags or muslin squares
Mix together all the dry ingredients, blend in the essential oils and transfer into teabags. Store in a cool dry place away from moisture.
Earl Grey and Lemon Bath Tea
This earl grey tea bath can be modified to make loads of variations, you could use just about any tea, loose or from a teabag. The milk is changeable too, for example, instead of dried whole milk, you could use powdered goats or coconut milk.
- 100g Epsom salt
- 100g sea salt
- 2 tbsp Earl grey tea
- 50g dry milk powder
- 8 drops lemon essential oil
In a large bowl mix together the salts and tea. Add the essential oil and stir until they are fully absorbed into the salt. Stir in the milk and spoon into tea bags or a piece of muslin tied with ribbon or string.
The teabags will need to be stored in an airtight jar to keep them fresh and to stop them from becoming soggy.
Almond Delight Bath Tea
When almonds are ground and thrown in a warm bath they create a wonderful cleansing soothing milk. Almonds are full of vitamin E to help keep the skin supple and youthful. Team them up with skin loving herbs and flowers to create some super relaxing bath teas.
So here’s a few recipes I love that use almonds!
Sweetly Scented and Luxurious
- 2 tablespoons dried rose petals
- 3 tablespoons dried lavender flower
- 40z (125g) ground almonds
Relaxant For The Mind and Body
- 2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers
- 2 tablespoons linden flowers
- 40z (125g) ground almonds
Rejuvenate a Tired Mind and Body:
- 2 tablespoons dried rosmary
- 1 tablespoon dried lemon verbena leaves
- 40z (125g) ground almonds
Prepare as you would any of the other tea bags we have already discussed. Be sure to use ground almonds here.
Brown rice, and bran can make terrific skin smoothers and moisturizers, just make up a bath tea recipe as above or use a piece of muslin to make a pouch, see instructions bellow. Fill with brown rice and bran, then sew up the final edge and rub it over your body whilst in the bath.
Making Your Own Bags
So I know a few people who have struggled to get hold of the empty tea bags. For those of you who encounter the same problem, why not make your own? It’s super easy, and all you really need is a bit of muslin.
- To make an herbal or flower bath bag, cut out a piece fabric (preferably muslin or thin cotton) to approximately 8 inch (20 cm) square and then place the dried flowers or herbs
- Now simply gather up all the edges of the fabric and then secure with string or an elastic band.
- If you are giving them as a gift, tie a piece of ribbon around them (you can always remove it before using).
I love a good soak, so I often use one of these bath salts to help me wind down after a long, hard day. As you lie in a bath of hot water the atmosphere softens the skin and speeds up oil absorption allowing the essential oils to do their best work on your skin, mind, and body.
This can transform your basic bath into a wonderful therapeutic treat. Learn how to make these bath salts…