Skin Nourishing Bath Tea

Here’s a great recipe (and Christmas is coming ) this makes a beautiful gift too! At the end, I give some suggestions for herbs to use along with their different properties – Hope you like it!
We make this bath tea recipe at home at least once or twice a week! It’s a favorite around here for two very specific reasons:

  1. it makes my girls instantly co-operate during bath time, and that means no tantrums, everyone is happy!
  2. it takes minutes to make, is really inexpensive – Ā yet feels so luxurious!


Now, this tea is perfect for anyone, of all ages. I make it mostly for my girls, but I also enjoy the occasional soak for myself – though finding the time is not always easy. Must make it more of a priority though, because I’m always happier for doing it. It really helps to soothe tired muscles and worries away and I love how it leaves my skin soft, and smelling of flowers…

On those days when the girls are less than excited about bath time, I’ll ask them Ā “shall we make a bath tea?” Ā The answer is always a roaring “yes!” We pick out our ingredients from the pantry and the girls sit at the counter to begin the serious work of mixing. Then I pour hot water over the herbs to steep, as the girls excitedly prepare for their bath in anticipation.

Our routine during the dangerous skin burning or finger chopping portions of any recipe, is that I’ll say: “hands-up, you’re under arrest for being too cute!” Their hands go flying up and I always smile. It’s sweet, and it gets me every time.


Sometimes I’ll pour it into a toy tea kettle, and the girls will play tea time in the bath. If this is for you – Ā perhaps skip the toy kettle Ā and opt for a candle or book instead :) Ā The scent is beautiful and your skin will love you for it!


Here’s a list of herbs that you can try – each one offering different properties. You can use loose herbs, or even tea packets! Whatever is easiest for you:

  • Chamomile – relaxing and skin nourishing, it has a softening effecting on the skin. It’s Also anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, Ā great for skin irritations like insect bites, nappy rashes, skin rashes, eczema…
  • Lavender – Ā calming to the senses, it’s great for relaxation. Lavender is antibacterial, great for cleansing the skin
  • Rose – Ā beautiful, happy scent, it helps to soothe away stress and headaches. Rose contains vitamin C, the beauty vitamin, which helps to build collagen and maintain youthful skin. It also has astringent properties, helping to clean and tighten pores.
  • Green Tea/White Tea – helps to detoxify and replenish. It’s packed with antioxidants, great for ageing skin. It does contain caffeine, so you may not want to use it for kids!

Bath Tea Recipe


(I only run the bath half-way, if you run a full bath, double the ingredients)

  • 1/2 cup loose herb or 3-4 tea bags
  • 1 cup of boiling water


  1. fill a heat proof container with the herbs, and pour in boiling water
  2. allow to steep for 10-15 minutes
  3. strain and pour tea into the bath

Singapore Shopping Guide:
I get most of my herbs in bulk from Phoon Huat or Mustafa
Also, check out iherb for buying herbs in bulkĀ 

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  • Yvonne says:

    I love indulging in baths especially when I travel (since we don’t have a bath tub at home). Thanks for an easy recipe I will try on our next trip! Just wondering, to add an extra touch of moisture, have you ever tried adding some oils or even milk to the bath? I recently went to a day spa and they added rose petals to vanilla extract and milk….so amazing :)

    • militza says:

      Hi Yvonne – this recipe is perfect for you then – it travels well! :)

      If you have cacao butter, try adding a few shaving of that into the mix, it will melt in the warm bath water (and it stays dry, so great for travelling and storing)

  • Tammi says:

    I was wondering if this is age for infants? I have a three month old Grandson who has baby acne severe on his face and cradle cap on his scalp. Do you think one if these bath tea recipes would help him?

    • militza says:

      Hi Tammi. This would make a beautiful, gentle and soothing gift for your grandson. Baby’s skin can be so sensitive, it’s best to use only very mild soaps, with can otherwise be harsh and stripping.

      I like this tea because it cleanses, but doesn’t strip the skin. You can also add powdered oatmeal (simply grind oatmeal) it releases a gel which is healing and soothing and can offer your grandson some relief. Of course, as with all foods – we only want to make sure that there are no allergies to the ingredients. If you want to be extra safe, you can test is first – but generally these ingredients are all very safe.

      If you try it, please let us know how it works out!

  • SBOBET says:

    I drink green tea and relax.
    green tea and a smoothie- wow i love this!

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