Ah, Monday, how we love thee. If you're like me, you could use some serious motivation to kick start your week and take some of the sting out of the weekend's farewell. Thankfully, we've got just the recipe to put a little bit of passion back into your spirit and it utilizes ingredients found in most grocery and health food stores. You may even have two or three in your own kitchen cupboard right now!
If you've never heard of a bath tea before, it's pretty much exactly like it sounds. Have you ever had a cup of hot herbal tea so divine and comforting that you felt like you wanted to just shrink down and dive right in? With a bath tea you can, and when you choose your ingredients well, your skin can reap all sorts of benefits. So let's get to it... It is Monday after all. We need this, let's go.
- 1/4 cup loose green tea leaves
- 1/4 cup loose dried hibiscus petals
- 1/4 cup bath salts of choice
- 2 tbsp. dried rose hips
- 2 tbsp. dried rose petals or rose buds
Optionally, you may also wish to include a tablespoon of scented bath oil for an even greater aromatherapy experience.
Okay, I almost feel silly typing "directions". It's so simple, you'll be able to do it even after a glass of wine or two. Go ahead and pour one. I'll wait... Ready? Great. It's simply a matter of mixing these fabulous ingredients and letting them do their thing. You've got enough for two baths here, so you can either go big and enjoy the whole batch in a great fit of luxury or save half for another day. I recommend utilizing a reusable muslin tea bag to make clean-up a snap. Simply fill the tub with hot water, steep the bag of bath tea, climb in, and bliss out!
Best enjoyed with a serving of fine chocolate and a really good book.