Contributed by: Crystal Miller
Using bath teas are gaining popularity as a new enjoyable bathing experience! The idea behind them is to combine certain herbs that can be simmered and steeped for about 15 minutes and then add these to your bath water. The herbs can be combined for better relaxation, or revitalization, or even calming herbs, depending on what your goal is.
After you mix your herbs together you put them in a small bag, made from cheesecloth and put them in a pan with a few cups of water. Boil them for about 15 minutes, then cover them and let them steep for awhile. This is then added to your bath water.
To simplify you could also add the herb mixture right to the pan of water and strain them through cheesecloth or a dish towel. If you don't want to spend the time boiling, straining, waiting you can also put the herbs in a coffee filter in your coffee maker and run water through them. They don't get quite the steeping time but the aromatic effects would be very useful as well.
Here are some recipes for bath teas that you can prepare and store in a container to use as often as you would like a nice refreshing bath. You can look for the dry herbs at health food stores or search for on-line sources.
Herb Tea for Relaxation
Mix these ingredients together and store in a container. When you want to use them, measure out 1/2 cup of them and bring to a boil in 1 to 2 cups water. Turn off heat and allow to sit and steep for about 15 minutes. Strain and add to your bath water.
Here is another combination that will also provide ingredients for skin softening.
Soft and Relaxing Bath Tea Mix
This recipe also easily doubles or triples. Combine the above ingredients and store in a container. When you want to use them, simply put 1/2 to 1 cup in a pan and bring to a boil with 1 to 2 cups of water. Turn off heat, cover and let sit for 15 minutes to steep. Strain and add to your bath water.
Copyright: Crystal Miller, 2004
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