Keep your chill, stay mindful, and find a moment of calm while pampering your skin with this DIY bath tea recipe.
DIY Bath Tea with Essential Oils Recipe
1 cup whole dried oats
1/2 cup dried lavender buds
1/2 cup dried chamomile
1/2 cup dried rose petals
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup coarse Himalayan salt
10 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops German Chamomile essential oil
5 drops Rose essential oil
Muslin cotton drawstring pouches, approximately 5 inches long by 4 inches wide
How to make bath tea:
1· In a food processor or blender, grind oats for up to 30 seconds to make a fine powder.
2· Combine oats, dried flowers, salt, and essential oils in a bowl. Mix well to thoroughly combine.
Can’t bring yourself to use 5 precious drops of Rose in this DIY? I get it! Rose is the most expensive essential oil and that's because it takes about 5,000 lbs. of rose petals to distill 1 lb of essential oil. (about 2 cups) - Mind blowing, right? You can try Geranium, Joy, or any other floral favorite (like Ylang Ylang, my favorite) and soak in luxury!
3· Scoop mixture into pouches, filling a little more than halfway. This recipe yields 3-5 pouches.
4· Store in a cool, dry place. These tea bags will hold their freshness for up to three months.
How to use bath tea:
1· Hang the pouch over the spout while your tub fills with hot water.
2· When the tub is full, take the pouch off and let it float in the tub, continuing to steep in the bath water.
3· Climb in and soak your worries away!
Green living tip: When you’re done, empty and rinse the sachet to reuse later!
What is in a DIY bath tea?
As promised, infusing your bath with these ingredients will deliver silky, smooth skin and a much needed relaxing aroma. How?
• Oatmeal is a prime ingredient for self-care purposes. Great for dry skin, oatmeal is the skin conditioner you’ve been looking for and even easier to find at local grocery stores.
•Dried flowers add a touch of fragrance and flair! They’ll add glamour to your bath and appealing gentle scents, even to the likes of Cleopatra.
• Salt is just the ingredient for ultimate relaxation. When added to your bath tea, it’s just the kind of “sit back and relax” we’re eager for!
• Essential oils– well, they’re a given! Soothing, luxurious, with tranquil scents-everything you want in a bath, thanks to the Lavender, Rose and German Chamomile trio! Bonus: The scent can transport your senses to a field flush with flowers.
We only use and recommend Young Living essential oils and have used them since 2014. Over the past five years, essential oils have become very popular, and sadly with all the talk of essential oils many sellers have jumped on the “profits wagon.” Now you’re able to find them everywhere, from the dollar stores to boutiques - this is why what I’m about to tell you is very important.
If you're pretty new to the whole concept of essential oils, for now, the short easy answer is that essential oils are aromatic, highly concentrated plant extracts that are carefully obtained from the plant.
They're harvested from farm-grown or wild-crafted plants, herbs, and trees. Then they are carefully extracted through steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing.
Young Living developed its groundbreaking Seed to Seal process, which preserves the integrity and potency of essential oils through every step of the production process, allowing them to produce the best essential oils in the world. This one part is why these oils are so pure!
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