Herbal bath tea recipe with healing green tea and lemon oil
Did you know that Cleopatra used to bathe in various oils and sometimes only milk? She did so because she wanted to make her skin look fresh and youthful. The natural ingredients in oils and milk have a soothing effect on skin and give it a natural glow. Pouring buckets of milk into a tub would not only be expensive but also ridiculous. Try an herbal bath tea recipe instead!
Herbs have been used for thousands of years for their various positive effects on the body, whether used internally or externally. When digested along with food, herbs have various vitamins and minerals that have a positive effect on health. Various spas, boutiques, and health stores sell herbal bath teas as well because using these sachets in bath water is good for your skin.
However, these can be expensive so it is a better idea to make them at home with a simple herbal bath tea recipe.
Not only will you have smoother, softer skin, but with an herbal bath tea recipe you'll find yourself more relaxed because of the soothing smells most herbs have. You can add oils for their additional beneficial effects and inviting fragrance.
Herbal bath tea recipe: healing green tea and lemon oil
1/4 cup dried jasmine green tea
1/4 cup jasmine flowers
1/8 cup fresh mint leaves
1 handful of dried cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
A few drops of lemongrass oil
Take a mesh cloth cut into a square shape. You can also use fresh pantyhose. Place the green tea and flower petals in the center of the square or into the pantyhose. Do not add the essential oils yet. Bring together all the ends of the square together and wrap string around the ball of herbs. Tie the pantyhose from the top of the little ball where you have placed the botanical ingredients of your herbal bath tea recipe. Bring a pot of water to boil and place the ball inside after turning off the heat. Let the tea leaves soak in the hot water. This part is a lot like making tea, except you have just made a homemade tea bag, one which is much bigger than an actual tea bag, and shaped like a ball.
Now fill a bath tub with water temperature to your preference and pour in the herbal tea water as well as the herbal tea bag. Now add all the oils. Light a candle, bring a book or put on some music, and enjoy your herbal bath. Just take caution to place a bathmat nearby so you don't slip in case of an oil slick.
Lemongrass oil has antifungal and antimicrobial properties, helping cuts heal faster. Lemongrass oil has been added to this herbal bath tea recipe not only because of its beneficial health properties, which make skin look better, but because of its soothing smell.
Olive oil makes skin softer and helps heal wounds without leaving scars.
Cinnamon is a crucial ingredient in this herbal bath tea recipe because of its antimicrobial properties and because it simply smells amazing! Take a hot bath during the holidays with cinnamon twigs thrownin and let it take you back to memories of childhood Christmases and cookies and cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.
Green tea is an essential ingredient for an herbal bath tea recipe because of its anti-aging properties. The antioxidants it contains fight free radicals and carcinogens to make skin look younger.