Bath Tub Tea makes a perfect DIY Mother's Day Gift!
Tea isn't just for drinking. Turn your whole bath into a tea for soaking in. Here's my recipe for bathtub tea:
1. Start with 1 cup of bath salts. Use what you've got. Epsom, Himalayan, Dead Sea salts, whatever. The magnesium in the salts helps to ease muscle soreness.2. Stir in 1-2 Tbsp of dried or a handful of chopped fresh herbs. For an invigorating mix, I like Peppermint and Lemon Balm. Lavender and Chamomile are great for relaxing. **Note - fresh herbs won't last long, so make sure you use the tea bag right away if you use them! 3. Add optional extras. 1-2 Tbsp Oatmeal will turn the bath into a milky, moisturising heaven. A scoop of Bentonite clay draws out toxins and tones the skin. Essential oils can enhance the scent and mood of the bag as well. 4. Tie all the ingredients into a square of cheesecloth, making a 'tea bag'. This prevents little bits of herb and oatmeal from sticking to your bare skin. Leave a long tail of string for the next step. 5. To use, hang the bag from the bath faucet using the long string tail. Turn on the water, as hot as it will go, for a few minutes to extract the maximum benefits from the herbs. Then fill the bath to your perfect temperature. Enjoy the bath, using the tea bag as a scrubber. You can even drink herbal tea while in your tea bath! Bath Tea Bags make great gifts, and are easy for kids to put together. Enjoy!