Herbal Bath Tea Recipes

Good afternoon! It's been an exciting week for our business with lots of surprises we hope to reveal soon. It's also Friday! The week's stresses are almost at a close, and you can come home to relax. A bath sounds nice, right? How about we spice it up a little! Or "herb" it up a little - ha ha ha... Tough crowd, tough crowd. After some research and testing, we have come up with three herbal bath recipes for you to enjoy! These are perfect as thoughtful, homemade gifts for others or for yourself. You need to have a treat now and then!! 

Here's the materials you'll need:

  • Mason jars
  • Muslin cloth bags or muslin scraps
  • Measuring cups
  • Paper (for labels)
  • Dried herbs (we purchase ours at Stringtown Amish Grocery Store, but you can find them online here.)

Renew + Uplift

  • 1/3 cup dead sea salt
  • 1/3 cup epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup dried lavender
  • 1/2 cup dried rose hips, crushed
  • 5-10 drops lavender or rose essential oil

This bath tea has a perfect combination of ingredients to ease your worried mind and renew your skin. Lavender carries properties to ease depression and ease the mind. Rose hips help to regenerate new skin cells and can rehydrate to keep moisture in. Add epsom salts to relieve sore muscles and aid in stress relief. Sea salt helps reduce water retention, increases circulation, and relaxes the muscles. 

Calm + Soothe

  • 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 milk bath is heavenly! Lavender and chamomile work to soothe the mind and muscles. Along with skin softening and moisturizing milk, oats, and coconut oil, this makes for the perfect combination. Use this bath before bed to have a pleasant night's sleep or to banish stress!

Relax + Revive

  • 1/2 cup dried milk
  • 1/2 cup organic oats
  • 1/2 cup dried lavender
  • 1/2 cup dried jasmine
  • 1/2 cup dried spearmint
  • 5-10 drops lavender, jasmine, or spearmint essential oil

This gentle bath is excellent for children, as spearmint acts as a much gentler herb than peppermint containing less menthol. Spearmint helps to relax the body and cool it down by reducing your body temperature. Adding jasmine helps to increase your feelings of happiness and optimism and enables deep breathing to soothe your worries. Revive your skin with jasmine's effect on increasing skin elasticity. Perfect for a morning bath to start your day!

When you are finished mixing your herbal bath teas, scoop them into mason jars. Label each jar with the ingredients you used, their properties, and the date you made them. These bath teas can last for up to six months! I bought these muslin bags from Michael's, but you can cut muslin fabric into squares and tie them closed with twine. This works just as well. When you are ready to test them out, place the tea bag into your bath and leave it until you are ready to get out! The water most likely will not change color, at least not anything drastic. You should be able to dump your herbs into the trash or compost and reuse your muslin bag. 

We hope you enjoy your weekend and have fun making your herbal bath teas!

xoxo Kayla