Tub Tea Recipes For A Soothing Bath

Written by , MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Chaitra Krishnan MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Experience: 5 years
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Baths are amazing in so many ways! They help you relax, they soak and clean your entire body, plus they don’t waste a lot of water, unlike showers. A quick shower may be the better option when you are in a hurry and you want to run off to somewhere. But in all the other scenarios, hot baths remain the undisputed winner. Imagine coming home after a hectic day at work and slipping under the warm water filled with essential oils and bath salts. Baths help you nourish your skin and treat your senses with soulful fragrances all at the same time. And also, don’t forget about the fun bubble baths!

Having said enough about the amazing wonder that baths can do to your mood and skin, let’s move our focus to the main downside of baths — the cleaning after. The only possible reason why you wouldn’t take a bath would be the thought of lodged salts and herbs in the corners of your tub after the water has drained. But, don’t worry because we’ve got you a super easy DIY way that will help solve this issue. Just put the ingredients of your bath mixture in a tea bag, soak it in the hot tub and there you go! You just made yourself a hot tub of tea. Now, let’s take a look at how these tea bags are made.

How To Make Your Own Tub Tea Bags

How To Make Your Own Tub Tea Bags
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Making your own tub tea bags is fun and you also get a high level of customization. You can mix whatever scents and herbs you like and don’t have to go for the limited number of bags you get to buy in the stores. Also, when you’re making your own tub bags, you’re using only natural ingredients without any artificial colors or added chemicals. You can make tub bags with fresh herbs and use them instantly. But if you want to store these bags for future use or to gift someone, you will have to dry them well before sealing them in the bags.

You will need muslin bags for making the tub tea mixtures. These bags can be emptied out, washed, and reused. However, if you want a hassle-free experience, you can go for large pepper tea filters that you can just toss into the dustbin after use. These bags are easily available at grocery stores and supermarkets. You’ll also need a stapler to pin the open edge of the tub tea bags and also a piece of thread that will help you tie the bag to your faucet or to the side of your tub.

Coming to the ingredients of the tea bag, you can mix whatever herb you like in the quantity that you like! You may not get your favorite mixture in the first few tries, so keep experimenting without any fear because there’s no “wrong mixture” here. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to stay away from too many citric ingredients. But if you love the scent, you can mix the citric ingredients with others to attain a much better balance.

Coming to the ingredients of the tea bag
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Here’s a long list of ingredients that you may want to try:

  • Comfrey root powder: It promotes the growth of new skin cells, and relieves from pain and inflammation
  • Dried mint leaves: It anti-bacterial properties keep skin protected and also fights against acne
  • Rosemary: It helps with sore muscles
  • Ground oatmeal: It recovers skin from damage caused by pollution, UV rays, and chemicals
  • Green bath salts: It usually a blend of essential oils like lemongrass oil with spearmint that protects the skin against infections and keeps it fresh
  • Rose petals: Its calming scent, moisturizes the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Dried lavender: Its calming scent, heals minor cuts, and skin rashes
  • Pink Himalayan bath salts: It detoxifies and hydrates the skin
Pink Himalayan bath salts
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  • Eucalyptus leaves: It aids deep breathing and promotes relief from nose congestions
  • Parsley: It deals with bruises and inflammation
  • Stinging needle: It promotes blood circulation in the body and helps with joint pain
  • Epsom salts: It soothes aching muscles and relieves stress
  • Dried monarda (bee balm): Its anti-microbial properties protect your skin against infections and acne
  • Fennel seeds: It improves your complexion and nourishes your skin
  • Powdered milk or goat’s milk: It gently exfoliates your skin and keeps it moisturized from deep within
  • Dandelion flowers: It’s rich in anti-aging properties
  • Sage: It eases muscle stiffness and makes you relaxed
Eucalyptus leaves
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Before we wrap up, here are a few important points that you need to keep in mind. Store your tub tea bags in airtight containers or plastic covers. Keep it in a dry and dark place so that it lasts fresh for a longer period. If you are pregnant or if you have a serious health condition, hot water baths can be dangerous. This is true even if you’re in the water for just a few minutes.

Have you ever tried tub tea bags? What ingredients would you like to make a combination of? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Chaitra has a triple main bachelor’s degree in journalism, communicative English, and economics from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from St. Joseph's College, Bengaluru.

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