Tea was first discovered in 2737 BC by Shennong, known as the father of tea, was a herbalist and discovered its healing and restorative properties when drinking the liquor created from the leaves. Since then Tea has been used over centuries as a herbal medicine and used to be found in apothecaries.

Teas have both anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties when taken as a drink, so just think what it could do for our skin.

The skin will easily absorb the nutrients more quickly than consuming them as tea. Studies show that when used as a “tea bath” the antioxidants and antimicrobial properties found in tea help to alleviate certain skin conditions.

Besides aiding the above skin conditions there are also other benefits to them. These include:

  • Help the rejuvenation of your skin cells
  • Aid skin conditions such as psoriasis
  • Help to treat acne
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Detoxify your skin
  • Soothe tired skin

Always check with a medical professional before using any teas or herbs you have not used before particularly if you are wanting to use them for medicinal purposes.

How to prepare a tea bath:

You will need:

A pan or a pot

700ml Water

25g loose-leaf green tea and/or 25 loose-leaf black tea

You can use tea on its own or combine certain teas with herbs that can then be steeped together. Place the tea and/or herbs into a pot, bring it to a boil and allow it to steep for 15 minutes. You can then strain off the leaves before adding the liquor to your bath water.  Alternatively, you can put the leaves into a muslin bag (cheesecloth) and place the bag in the bath water. You can also add dried herbs such as lavender and chamomile.

Soak in your tub for 20-30 minutes. 

Floating petals & flowers

Why not try experimenting with some of these herbal combinations in your tea bath bag :

1. Lavender, peppermint and chamomile – promote better sleep.

2. Epsom salts /Himalayan pink salt and rose petals – ease tired muscles.

3. Oats, Epsom salts and lavender – calm skin, and ease muscles and headaches.

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Have you heard about tea baths before? Have you tried them? Leave a comment below to let us know!

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