Glam - August 13, 2021

3 Bath Tea Recipes for Every Mood

Are you looking to relax more at home? (Who isn’t these days, right?!) Make your own bath teas for a fragrant, calming, and inexpensive spa experience from the comfort of your own bathtub.


What is Bath Tea?

Bath tea is a simple way to create your own lifesize tea bath for soaking. They’re made from ingredients that promote muscle relaxation, have aromatherapy benefits, and make your skin look and feel amazing. Common bath tea ingredients include dried herbs and flowers, essential oils, oatmeal, coconut oil, and epsom salts

To use a bath tea, simply add a scoop of your homemade dried mixture to a bathtub full of hot water. As the dried herbs, flowers, and other ingredients soak in the water, they open up, or bloom, and release healing, fragrant compounds to turn your bath experience into a home spa.

How to Make Bath Tea

The fun part about bath teas is that you can easily make your own recipes. Customize the ingredients to create a blend of your favorite scents and healing ingredients.

All you need to do is gather the ingredients for your bath tea in any proportion you like—yes, you don’t even have to measure. For a more floral blend, add more dried lavender. For a more soothing experience, use more oatmeal or oat flour. There’s really no wrong way to do it.

You can package the mixture into individual tea bags, drawstring muslin bags, or simply store it in an airtight apothecary jar, which looks lovely on a bathtub or bathroom counter. Then, when you’re ready to relax, draw a bath, sprinkle some in, and step into your personal spa.

Bath Tea Recipes

Here are three of our favorite bath tea recipes for any mood.

1. Coconut-Oatmeal Bath Tea

This combination is soothing, calming, and warming. It’s perfect for dry, itchy or inflamed skin in the fall or winter. Coconut oil is hydrating, while oatmeal helps to soothe irritated skin and relax muscles. 

To make it, combine 1 cup oat flour (or grind 2 cups of whole oats into a fine powder in a food processor) with 8-10 coconut oil capsules and ½ cup cup dried rose petals. Divide the mixture between tea bags with at least one coconut oil capsule per bag. 

2. Invigorating Citrus Bath Tea

This bright, zesty combination is full of energy and life. This is a great tea to use during the summer, as it’s light and refreshing to match the weather. 

To make citrus bath tea, combine 2 tablespoons of dried lemon (or orange or lime) peel, 1 tablespoon dried lemon balm, and 1 tablespoon dried mint. This makes enough for one bath. Feel free to double or triple the recipe. 

3. Lovely Floral Bath Tea

For a relaxing and delicious-smelling floral bath tea, reach for dried flowers like lavender,  chamomile, and rose. You can add oat flour or cocoa butter for an extra soothing touch. 

To make floral bath tea, combine ½ cup each dried lavender buds, dried rose petals, and dried chamomile. Add 10 drops of chamomile essential oil

You can store your bath teas in a cool, dry place for up to three months. Whenever you need one, you’ll have an instant escape. Pair with a facial steam or gua sha session for a true spa-like experience!

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