Handmade: Relaxing Bathtub Tea
After a long day of working, there is truly nothing that relaxes you like a warm bath. We are taking the classic bath to the a whole new level with our relaxing bathtub tea bags filled with lots of essential oils and flowers especially chosen for their soothing and calming properties. This is a quick and easy project you can create at home to enjoy yourself or give as a thoughtful handmade gift.
Rose petals and rose essence is often used to as an anti-inflammatory and can be helpful in treating insomnia, fatigue and stress. Lavender, in both forms, can be used to relieve pain, enhance blood circulation and have calming and sleep-inducing effects. Chamomile is great for relaxing and calming, working well in our bath tub tea bags or a regular tea bag!
The Epsom salts are absorbed through the skin and work to relieve muscle tension and inflammation. Patchouli essential oil is said to be a mood lifter, great for releasing tension and inflammation. Sandalwood essential oil has calming benefits, said to be both a memory booster and a sedative. It's also an antiseptic agent and an effective anti-inflammatory agent that can be beneficial to circulatory inflammation.
Combining all of these elements, you have a recipe for the perfect bathtub tea to help unwinding at the end of a long, busy day.
There are so many ways to create your own bathtub tea, creating the perfect one for you by mixing up the florals and oils but this is the recipe we used for our bathtub tea!
Relaxing Bathtub Tea Recipe
3/4-1 cup Epsom Salts
1/2 cup Dried Rose Petals
1/2 cup Chamomile
4 sprigs Fresh Lavender (dried would work fine too!)
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
2 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
We made enough to fill a small 240ml jar as well as create 4 bathtub tea bags, ready for use.
Start with the epsom salts and add the essential oils. Stir though well so the salts absorb the oils. Next add the rose petals and chamomile. If you are using fresh lavender, peals off the tiny buds and mix it all through so it's evenly distributed.
We used a natural cotton fabric, cut into squares around 20cm by 20cm. Place around a few heaped tablespoons of the mixture onto the fabric. Bring the opposite corners in on both sides, tie in a bundle with twine. You can make all of your teabags up or just a few and put the remainder of the mixture in a jar to create more when needed. You can reuse your fabric to make more!