Herbal Bath Tea with chamomile, rose, epsom salts, oats, and lavender essential oil for relaxing, soothing, ritual bath time

Chamomile Rose Bathtub Tea | A Simple DIY Way to Elevate Your Bathtime Ritual

Drop this ultra-soothing bathtub tea into your bath for an elevated self-care experience. This bathtub tea contains Epsom salts, oats, and other soothing botanicals like chamomile, rose, and lavender to help relieve sore muscles and provide an extra relaxing experience for your body and mind.

READY TO RELAX? HERE YOU’LL FIND:
What is Bathtub Tea?
About the Soothing Botanicals in This Tea
How to Make Chamomile Bathtub Tea

Bathtub Tea FAQs
Recipe for Chamomile Rose Bathtub Tea

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Herbal Bath Tea with chamomile, rose, epsom salts, oats, and lavender essential oil for relaxing, soothing, ritual bath time
Herbal Bath Tea with chamomile, rose, epsom salts, oats, and lavender essential oil for relaxing, soothing, ritual bath time
Wild Rose (Rosa spp.)

What is Bathtub Tea?

A bathtub tea is literally an herbal tea meant for your bathtub. It’s typically made up of skin-soothing, anti-inflammatory, and aromatherapeutic herbs to help with better relaxation, sore muscles, and more.

This bathtub tea also contains Epsom salt. Epsom salt is a mineral compound made of magnesium and sulfate that has a long history of use in relieving minor health issues such as constipation, many inflammatory conditions, muscle pain, and stress and anxiety. It’s the ultimate ingredient for a relaxing bath.

When purchasing epsom salts for your bath, be sure to choose food-grade salts. You’ll find these labeled with USP, indicating that they meet the standards of the United States Pharmacopoeia and the Food and Drug Administration. Food grade epsom salts can be easily found at pharmacies, drug stores, and sometimes even groceries.

It’s like bathing in nature but in the comfort of your own bathtub.

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About These Soothing Bathing Botanicals

Here’s the scoop in the soothing botanicals in this DIY bathtub tea:

  • Dried Rose Petals: The medicinal properties of rose make it an incredible bath time accomplice. As a nervine, rose can help to calm nerves, easing stress and anxiety. It’s also a well-known anti-inflammatory that can help to relieve pain.
  • Dried Chamomile Flowers: Chamomile tea is the ultimate in wind-down and de-stress. These little unassuming flowers are the ultimate in helping to calm nerves, relieve pain, and soothe inflammation, as well as in promoting wound healing. It’s also an herb with bitter properties that can help to support healthy digestion when taken internally, such as in tea.
  • Oats: Oats can come in handy for a handful of skin and beauty needs. In addition to being a great source of fiber, oats are also an antioxidant anti-inflammatory. They contain plant compounds called saponins that act as natural cleansers, helping to remove dirt and oil for clearer pores. In addition to saponins, oats also contain zinc and have a mild pH that contributes to their anti-inflammatory, skin softening, and soothing actions.
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How to Make Chamomile Rose Bathtub Tea

For those days when you’re feeling like you need a lil’ something extra, something to kick up the healing powers of a hot bath at the end of a long day, this bathtub tea is your new BFF.

Equipment You’ll Need

Ingredients

Method

  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Add mixture to a small muslin bag (a reusable tea bag) and drop it in your bathtub with you. Leave in as you bathe and remove when finished. You can compost the botanicals and then wash & dry your muslin bag with hot soapy water for next time.

**If you enjoy this bathtub tea, you can make it in larger batches and store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. When ready to take a bath, just scoop about one heaping 1/4 cup into your muslin bag.

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Bathtub Tea FAQs

Where can I find high-quality herbs and supplies?

The first best place to find high-quality herbs is to either grow them yourself or get them locally from someone who does. However, I know that not all of us have that option.

The next best place to get high-quality herbs and spices is from reputable online retailers. I’ve purchased so many herbs online over the years. Without a doubt, I can tell you that Mountain Rose Herbs consistently outshines many of the others. The quality of the herbs, vast selection, and awareness and ethics around harvesting and environmental impact make them my medicinal herb go-to.

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Will a tea bath stain my tub?

The herbs in this bathtub tea won’t stain your tub. However, some herbs or even things like black or green tea may stain your tub. If you decide to experiment with other skin-soothing herbs and therapeutic botanical baths and end up with a stained tub, Chlorox recommends a diluted vinegar spray (1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar to 1 quart of water). Spray, let stand 10 minutes, then wipe (or gently scrub), rinse, and wash.

Where can I find bathtub tea bags?

I find it easiest to use a reusable muslin drawstring tea bag for bathtub teas. They’re easy to fill, wash, reuse, and have a tight enough weave to keep bits of herbs from seeping out. You can usually find organic and/or unbleached ones at homesteading stores, herbs shops, and even some craft stores.

Look for bathtub tea bags that are unbleached and organic if possible. You especially don’t want horrible chemicals in your bath with you. As the hot water opens your pores, you’re more likely to absorb these chemicals through your skin.

Otherwise, make a bundle with several layers of organic cheesecloth or a clean scrap of t-shirt or old fabric.


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Ultra-Relaxing Chamomile Rose Bathtub Tea

Course: RemedyDifficulty: Easy
Quantity

1

tea bag
Prep time

5

minutes

The chamomile, rose, and lavender are a one-way ticket to a more relaxing bath that you’ll emerge from feeling calmer and with softer skin. While you could add all the ingredients directly to your bath, packing them in a muslin tea bag or a little pouch made of several layers of cheesecloth (or even a scrap of old, clean t-shirt) will save you the hassle of having to clean the botanicals out of your tub afterward.

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add mixture to a small muslin bag (a reusable tea bag) and drop it in your bathtub with you. Leave in as you bathe and remove when finished. You can compost the botanicals and then wash & dry your muslin bag with hot soapy water for next time.

    **If you enjoy this bathtub tea, you can make it in larger batches and store it in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. When ready to take a bath, just scoop about one heaping 1/4 cup into your muslin bag.

I hope you get some time to relax in the bathtub real soon. As good as it feels to slip into a bath full of warm water, it feels extra good when there are skin soothing, pain-relieving, and aromatherapeutic botanicals are thrown in too.

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Herbal Bath Tea for Your Bath Tub Rituals with chamomile, rose, epsom salts, oats, and lavender essential oil for relaxing, soothing, ritual bath time

DISCLAIMER: The information given in this article is intended for educational purposes only. Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before consuming certain herbs & medicinal foods, especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking any prescription medications.

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