Nothing will melt your troubles away like a long soak in a warm luxurious tea bath.
Gone are the days where the only tea you would have is in a mug, nowadays you can enjoy your ’tea’ by soaking in it.
What do we mean? Well, people are mixing herbs and natural ingredients to make tea bags that they then add into their bathwater or hang on the tap while the water runs into the bathtub and then soak in it.
Depending on the ingredients one uses to make their tea bags the benefits can range from soothing the skin to relieving muscle stiffness and of course melting your problems away.
TikTok users have caught onto the trend with some posting their own favourite recipes.
If you are interested in making your own bath tea bags here are a few recipes we found online.
Two things you can’t go without are muslin bags that you can tie up or sealable tea bags a variety of herbs.
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Martha Stewart’s tub tea recipe
Dried organic lemon verbena
*She suggested sealable teabags for this recipe.
The peppermint and lemon verbena will rejuvenate and refresh you whilst lavender is well known for its soothing and calming properties that can ease headaches, anxiety and stress.
Calming and Soothing bath tea
1/4 cup dried milk
1/4 cup organic oats
1/3 cup epsom salt
1/3 cup dead sea salt
1/2 cup dried lavender
1/2 cup dried chamomile
5-10 drops lavender essential oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
This recipe from Under a Tin Roof has lavender and chamomile which work to soothe the mind and muscles. Along with skin softening and moisturizing milk, oats, and coconut oil, this makes for the perfect combination. Best for before bedtime so you can have a pleasant night’s sleep.
The Disney Princess
Dried Rose Petals
Dried White Sage
Pink Himalayan Salts
This recipe from Elle is ever rose lovers dream. The petals infuse into the hot water to create a floral-scented bath. The sage helps with clearing your mind and the pink Himalayan salts balance the pH and ease sore muscles.
Silky Oat Bath Tea Recipe by Militza Maury
1 cup oat flour (you can blend dry oats in your blender)
1/4 cup dried lavender buds
2 – 3 tbsp cacao butter shaved
empty teabags or filter bags
glass jar to store your finished tea bags
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In a large bowl, blend all of your ingredients together
Fill a tea bag with the blend. Depending on how much you stuff it, you can make 6 to 8 large teabags with this recipe.
Fill a bath with hot water, place the tea bag to steep for a minute.
This recipe is perfect for anyone that has been experiencing skin irritations because the oats release a gel that soothes and heals the skin. The cocoa butter will help keep the skin deeply moisturized.
Self-Love Bath Tea
TikTok user April who goes by @_pipsqueeak on the platform came up with this soothing self-love tea bath.
1 organza bag
2 cups Epsom salts
2 tbsp loose lavender
2 sticks cinnamon
2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1 handful dried rose petals
1 tsp dried lemongrass
1 tsp dried chamomile flowers or two chamomile flower teabags)
1 tsp dried hibiscus flowers
4 drops lavender essential oil
5 sprays rosewater
@_pipsqueeakIf my bath doesn’t look like a magical cup of tea then I’m not interested. ✨🕯🥀 ##bathritual ##bath♬ She Share Story (for Vlog) – 山口夕依
This bath teabag consists of solely loose leaf tea, which includes rose, hibiscus, chamomile and lemongrass.
Place these into a small bag and seal
Add the rest of the ingredients directly to your bathwater (plus another helping of rose petals to decorate).
Now go soak in a nice tea bath and email me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.