Lavender Bath Teas

Lavender bath teas are an easy way to have a scented and therapeutic bath even if you aren't comfortable with or don't have essential oils.

A few herbs you could try are lavender leaves or buds, rosemary, mint, chamomile flowers, rose petals, rose hips, thyme, basil, grated or dried ginger root, marjoram, or sage.

You can make a bath tea by taking a couple of handfuls of herbs of your choice, place them in a gallon jar and pour boiling water over them. Steep for about one hour and add to your bath.

Lavender, rose and rosemary is stimulating and refreshing combination.

Ginger and lavender will help your circulation and sore muscles. This one is warming.

Lavender and chamomile will help you relax and sleep and is good for skin conditions.

Lavender and marjoram will help you relax.

Another way is to use your favorite dried herbs and flowers by just tossing a handful in your bath. This can be somewhat messy.

If you have fussy plumbing or don't like to clean herbs off of you and the tub, you can do like I do.

Just place the herbs in a muslin bag and place under your running tap. You can even take the muslin bag and gently rub it on your skin as you enjoy your bath. This is a easy do ahead project. Store the filled muslin bags in a jar in your bathroom so they are ready when you need them. You can put what ever amount of herbs in your bags that you like. Personally I prefer to use the essential oil. but this can be a fun change or good if you have your own herbs in your garden.

Here are a couple of recipe ideas. You can use more herbs if you desire. It's all a matter of preference.

Lavender bath tea # 1 Refreshing Bath
muslin bag
3 tablespoon lavender buds
1 tablespoon mint leaves

This one is refreshing, so don't do this before going to bed.

Recipe # 2 Sensual Bath
muslin bag
2 tablespoons lavender buds
2 tablespoons rose petals

Recipe # 3 Soothing bath
Muslin bag
3 tablespoons lavender buds
2 tablespoons oatmeal
2 drops of lavender oil
This one is soothing on sunburns.

Bath teas are fun, so go ahead, get those creative juices flowing. Try some of these and then experiment on your own. Enjoy :)

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