A nice, soothing, and relaxing bath tea can nourish the skin, calm the nerves, and help put babies, kids, mamas, and dads into a sweet slumber. For this tea bag I used calendula and comfrey for its benefits to the skin, lavender and rose petals for the calming aromatherapy, and catnip for relaxing qualities for the nervous system.
Supplies needed: 1tbs. lavender buds, 1tbs. rose petals, 2tbs. calendula petals, 2tbs. comfrey, 2tbs. catnip, 20″ piece of yarn or twine, 4″ x 5 1/2″ muslin rectangle, thread, scissors
1. Mix the herbs. 2. Fold the rectangles in half and cut a half heart. 3. Leaving inside sides together and placing the end tails (1″ to 1 1/2″) of the yarn between the hearts to form the hanger, sew a zigzag stitch around the heart, leaving a 2 inch opening for stuffing the herbs.
4. Stuff the herbs into the heart. 5. Stitch closed with the zigzag stitch.
Directions for use: For the bath– hang the heart on the bath tap and turn on the water to very hot to “wake up” the herbs and get the best essential oils from them, like you would for tea. Turn to lukewarm once a good tea infusion takes place. Let the heart then float in the tub, wipe skin with the heart like you would use a washcloth. For the shower– hang heart on shower head, let the warm water hit the heart. Use the heart like a washcloth and cleanse the skin while squeezing the tea out of the heart.
If you don’t sew, you can put this herb mix in a 6″ diameter circle of cotton cloth, bring up all of the edges and tie the herbs nice and snug inside the cloth.