Sometimes it’s easy to forget how wonderful a nice, hot bath can be. Bathing is such a ritual and such a part of the everyday – you forget the joy you get from it. The chance to let the day run down the drain, to not hurry and just relax and meditate. That’s something you might associate with your evening cup of tea – the aromas, the steam rising out of the cup and just taking you away. As it turns out, tea isn’t just for internal bliss, but it can help you get clean as well – you can have a tea bath.
The following is a tea bath recipe for rejuvinating or relaxing skin – it can help deal with stressed skin. Stressed skin can manifest in dryness, fine lines , and redness. This bath can take care of that.
- 1 piece apple, finely sliced
- 3 heaping tablespoons of loose leaf chamomile tea
- 1 cup rose petals
Each individual components comprising this tea bath has specific functions to get your skin feeling rejuvenated. Chamomile tea gives calming effects and flavonoids and roses give anti-inflammatory effects that can help sooth irritated skin. In addition, apple is a rich source of antioxidants and Vitamins A, B and C.
- Boil 3 cups of water.
- Pour loose leaf chamomile tea on hot water and let it steep for at least 15 minutes.
- Fill your bath with water and add the tea infusion (include chamomile tea leaves).
- Add the sliced apple and rose petals.
Then just take a nice long bath and let the effects sink in. This isn’t the only tea bath recipe out there and just because the recipe isn’t out there, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it. Imagine a tea bath filled with blooming floral teas, or how many effects you could reap from a green tea bath? From various herbs and flowers, to the whole range of loose leaf teas out there – you don’t just have to drink your tea, you could steep yourself in it as well.