Wildflower Bath Tea Recipe (With Free Printable Labels for Gift Giving)
This natural wildflower bath tea recipe from guest blogger Irena of Country Hill Cottage is perfect for year round self care! Crafted using natural herbs and essential oils, this fragrant bath tea makes lovely addition for a spa day at home. Or gift the finished product as relaxing homemade gift for someone special.
Wildflower Bath Tea
Can you think of anything more relaxing than a hot bath? With winter around the corner, a soothing soak in the bathtub is a must, and my fragrant wildflower bath tea is a great way to relax and care for your skin.
This all-natural and vegan bath tea is made with rolled oats, Dead Sea salt, dried herbs and flowers, and essential oils. The bath tea is a great skincare product for year-round and a lovely addition for a spa day at home. It also makes the perfect relaxing gift for someone special.
I packaged the bath tea in pretty mason jars and organza bags. Printable labels and gift tags for decorating are also included. I hope this bath tea will make your bath even more enjoyable and you’ll add it your wellness routine.
Much love from Britain,
What’s in the wildflower bath tea?
Before diving into whipping up a batch, let’s talk about the ingredients for a moment.
- Rolled oats create a mild foam and its cleansing and moisturizing properties clear and hydrate the skin.
- Dead Sea salt and baking soda soften the skin and relieve sore muscles. The high magnesium content in Dead Sea salt also helps the skin to absorb and bind moisture better.
- Dried chamomile and calendula petals reduce inflammation and redness and can promote the healing of minor wounds.
- Lavender essential oil is well known for its calming qualities, as well as relieving pain and soothing your skin.
- Geranium essential oil not only smells incredibly uplifting (seriously, take a sniff and think of summer flowers!), it also acts as a muscle toner and boosts skin health.
- Melissa essential oil, a recent favorite of mine, has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties and therefore benefits the health of the skin.
You can make this bath tea your own by adding even more dried more flowers, such as corn flower or rose petals, lavender buds, forget-me-nots, or jasmine, or swap out the essential oils according to your personal preferences.
How to package and gift your wildflower bath tea.
DIY bath tea is a thoughtful little present for natural skincare lovers. Use it as a stocking filler (holiday season *hint, hint*) or an eco-friendly and inexpensive wedding favor. You could also include the bath tea with other homemade beauty products in a DIY spa hamper.
I packaged the bath tea in adorable 4-oz quilted mason jars. Cotton bags or organza gift bags are another way to pack and use the bath tea.
My sister Cyna, who blogs with me over on Country Hill Cottage, created printable labels that you can use to decorate and gift the bath tea. Use the larger labels as jar toppers for the mason jars and tie the smaller ones as gift tags to a cotton or organza bag.
Wildflower Bath Tea Recipe
For the Wildflower Bath Tea
5 tbsp rolled oats
2 tbsp Dead Sea salt
2 tbsp dried chamomile
1 tbsp baking soda
1 – 2 tbsp dried flower petals (e.g. cornflower, calendula, lavender buds, rose petals)
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops geranium essential oil
2 melissa (lemon balm) essential oil
For Packaging & Gift Giving
4-oz quilted mason jars
small cotton or organza bags with drawstrings (approx. 3 in x 5 in / 9 cm x 12 cm)
ribbon or twine (optional)
1) Mix the dry ingredients.
Put the dry ingredients into mixing bowl and combine.
2) Add the essential oils.
Drip the essential oils on a small spoon and then stir into the dry ingredients until well absorbed.
3) Pack the bath tea.
Fill the bath tea into cotton bags, organza bags, or small mason jars.
Tip: The recipe makes enough for 2 cotton/organza bag or 1 4-oz jar. I usually triple or quadruple the ingredients for gift giving and store the bath tea in an airtight container or jar until needed.
How to use your wild flower bath tea:
There are two ways you can use this bath tea. You can either throw the bath tea mix directly into the bathwater, which might be a bit messy to clean up afterwards as oats and herbs won’t dissolve in the water.
Or place one cotton/organza bag in a warm bath and relax in the tea bath for 10 to 20 minutes. I also recommend adding 2 tbsp carrier oil (e.g. coconut, sweet almond, or olive oil) to the bathwater, so the essential oils are better absorbed by your skin.
Shelf life and storage:
You can keep the bath tea for about 1 year. It’s important to store it in a dry place, so the rolled oats don’t draw moisture and get moldy.
Print the labels for seasonal gift giving:
Print the labels on letter-sized or A4 cardstock or photo paper and out along the outline. To use the labels as jar toppers, place the metal disk on the jar. Then put the printable label on top and screw the metal band tightly on. To create gift tags, punch a hole into a label and attach to a bag using a piece of ribbon or twine.
If you liked this wildflower bath tea recipe, then also try my relaxing bath oil and check out more DIY skin care and beauty ideas over at my site. You can also connect with me on Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
November 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm
I love the recipe, but do not have melissa essential oil. Can you suggest a substitute?
Rebecca D. Dillon
November 2, 2018 at 2:16 pm
You can use one drop of peppermint eo in place of the melissa eo.
November 28, 2018 at 4:10 pm
Great recipe, but i do not have geranium oil is there possibly a substitute for that?
Rebecca D. Dillon
December 2, 2018 at 12:14 pm
Peppermint essential oil should also blend beautifully.
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