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Soothing Tea Bath

Sep 22, 2016 BY Joy McCarthy

Is there anything more calming than a nice cup of herbal tea? Well, maybe a warm bath. Hmm . . . imagine if you could take a warm bath in a soothing cup of tea. Wouldn't that be the most relaxing thing ever?

Well, you're in luck, because Seanna Cohen, the holistic skincare expert behind lady parts post-delivery . But even if you're not expecting, this tea bath is wonderful for soothing dry, itchy skin (something we're all going to experience as the weather gets cooler). It's also great whenever you feel the need to just relax and chill out, thanks to all the beautiful smelling, calming herbs that go into it.

Check out how to make the tea bath in my video with Seanna!

Ingredients
  • 1 part lavender
  • 1 part calendula*
  • 1 part chamomile*
  • 1 part lemon balm
  • 1 part oats
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Store in mason jar until ready to use. (Makes a great gift!)
  3. When ready to take a bath, fill an empty unbleached paper or muslin tea bag and place in the bathwater.
  4. Let steep until you and the tea are done!

Notes

*Leave out if you have a ragweed allergy

This tea bath is full of healing herbs to soothe your skin and calm your mind. Here's a little bit about what each of them do!

Lavender

relaxing, calming and soothing for the mind

anti-bacterial

Calendula

anti-fungal

anti-inflammatory

great for soothing skin irritations and sensitivities

great for babies (especially helpful for diaper rash)

don't use if you have a ragweed allergy

Chamomile

similar to calendula

anti-inflammatory

skin soothing

calms and relaxes mind

avoid if you have a ragweed allergy

Lemon Balm

traditionally used to soothe stress and anxiety

calming, sedative effect

soothes nervous system

anti-viral

great for bug bites

Oats

can grind oats in a coffee grinder or food processor for a finer texture (but not too fine, or it won't infuse properly)

really soothing for the skin

emollient, to help keep skin soft

Hopefully, these are enough reasons to convince you to schedule a little self-care time. Happy soaking!

What's your favourite way to destress and unwind? Share it with me in the comments below!

Sep 22, 2016 BY Joy McCarthy
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