I absolutely love a good cup of warm tea when the weather gets a little chill in the air :) But did you know that tea can have benefits in a relaxing detox bath too? Who knew! I have been going through a heavy metal detox this past month and part of that process includes taking a lot of detox baths to help flush those metals and other toxins out. So you can imagine I have been getting a little creative and changing things up and trying out new recipes and this bath tea is a winner!
So why green tea for your bath?
We all know that green tea is super high in those free radical fighting antioxidants which help detox our body naturally but it is also great for relaxing muscles and is full of B vitamins that are great for leaving your skin feeling silky soft too! Green Tea contains the highest level of antioxidants because the tea leaves have not be fermented, making it a great super food full of health benefits.
Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt vs. Epsom Salts in your Bath
While Epsom salts are an amazing source of magnesium that is soothing for sore muscles Dead Sea and Pink Himalayan salts are rich in many trace minerals. Dead Sea salts contain 21 minerals which include magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. Pink Himalayan Salt contains 84 minerals and trace elements, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. Pink Himalayan is the purest salt mined in Pakistan deep in the Himalayan mountains so make sure what your are buying is the real stuff :)
Oats in the bath? Oh My!
Yes oatmeal has some amazing benefits when used in the bath too! Oatmeal can soothe dry itchy skin because the Polyphenols in oatmeal soothe the skin. It can also help calm dermatitis and eczema, relieve dryness, takes the itch out of bug bites and soothes bee stings, good for diaper rash, swimmers itch and for cleansing your pores making it perfect as part of a detox bath.
Here is what you will need:
1/2 cup Pink Himalayan Salt
1/4 cup organic green tea
1/4 cup organic rolled oats
1 tsp. pumpkin seed oil or sweet almond oil
4 drops Clove essential oil
2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
2 drops Nutmeg essential oil
small muslin bag
- In a large glass bowl combine salt, pumpkin seed oil and essential oils. Stir to evenly coat the salts.
- Add green tea and rolled oats and stir well.
- Store in an airtight container to keep fresh
- To use scoop 2 heaping tablespoons into a small muslin bag and securely tie. Fill the tub with hot water (the hotter the better for detoxing) and place bag in water. Soak and enjoy!
*From time to tie squeeze the tea bag into the bath to get all the tea and benefits of the oats into the bath water. The salts will easily dissolve on their own.
You can change up the essential oils in this recipe and experiment too :)
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