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Drop these calming herbal tea bundles into a bath for a relaxing soak. An herbal bath helps to reduce anxiety and stress, and promote a good night's sleep. A chamomile & lavender bath is completely safe for children!
Calming Herbal Bath Bundles
If I had to choose between essential oils and actual herbs - I'd choose herbs any day.
Essential oils are obviously super popular in the alternative health realm, mostly because they are super convenient, but they just can't touch herbs in several areas. From tinctures to salves to herbal baths, herbs rein supreme in my opinion - plain and simple!
Plus, they are generally safer in a bath. When I was an essential oil noob, I put a bunch of drops of lavender oil into my bath water. And a few minutes later my skin was so irritated and red. I had no idea that essential oils became stronger in water and I was suppose to dilute in a carrier oil before adding them to a bath (oops!) Of course, I have learned better but I still shy away from using EOs in a bath.
Also, I don't like adding carrier oils to baths very often, as the oils tend to stick and cake onto to the bath tub, making it harder to clean, and also have the potential to clog your drain. With these bath bundles, herbs are placed into a muslin cloth tea bag, which makes no mess and no cleaning up. WIN.
Benefits of an Herbal Bath with Chamomile and Lavender
The benefits of herbal baths will vary depending on the herbs you use, of course. For example, eucalyptus leaves would be wonderful in a bath to relief congestion. Calendula is great for healing various painful ailments such as diaper rashes or menstrual cramps.
If you are looking for an educational guide to herbs and their benefits, I personally love Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide. It's a book I refer to frequently and highly recommend.
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Promotes sleep
- Calms irritated and itchy skin
- Soothes sunburn (in a tepid bath)
- Hemorrhoid relief
- Helps to heal insect bites
- Fights dandruff
- Allergy relief
- Helps reduce menstrual cramps
Of course, a warm bath on it's own is very beneficial in many ways (relaxing muscles, promoting calmness) - putting herbs in just adds to the amazingness!
How I Use Herbal Baths
These herbal bath bundles have helped my toddler sleep better at night - which is pretty miraculous. They second-handedly reduce my stress and anxiety, ha!
I have also really loved taking herbal baths lately because I've been experiencing some pain and soreness from a pinched nerve (ouch!) They relax my muscles, help with the inflammation, and thus reduce my pain level.
I'd love to know what you'll be using these bundles for or why you enjoy taking herbal baths - leave me a comment below!
- dried chamomile flowers
- dried lavender
- muslin cloth tea bags
- Add 2-3 tablespoons of chamomile flowers and 2-3 tablespoons of lavender to a muslin cloth tea bag. Tie closed tightly.
- Drop the bag into the water as you are filling up your bath.
- Enjoy your soothing herbal bath!