Tub Teas

Tub Tea Time!

Brrrr. It’s winter and c-c-cold out there. Even if you live in a warmer climate, there is nothing like a warm bath to soothe away all that ails you. I love to add a little Lavender Bath Salt or a Fizzy Bath Bomb into the mix, to soften skin and ease muscle pain, but I don’t always love the clean up that comes after. Herbs are wonderful in the bath but they can leave bits and bobs to chase after the water has drained.

Tub Tea

The solution? Tub tea! Pack herbs, salts, and other bath time joys into a fillable tea bag and you’ve got yourself a mess-free bath.

Here is a list of some of the possible options to fill your tea bags with:

Bath Tub Tea Ingredients

Seal the tea bags by folding the top down 4-5 times and secure with a single staple. Pack tea bags into a mason jar or pretty vase and give with these instructions:

It’s time for Tub Tea! Add one tea bag to a warm bath. Soak in tea bath for 20 minutes to soothe sore muscles and detoxify.



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About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. mel mccarthy
    mel mccarthyJanuary 26,13

    Fabulous ideas. I love tub tea, but would never have thought of a couple of those ingredients. Fennel seeds sound marvelous!

  2. Dusty
    DustyJanuary 26,13

    Sorry for the horrible grammar, I’ve just got many things to say about this great post! This is such a fabulous idea!! And I love the comfy rustic style you’ve got goin’ on there. This post is so cute, and very well written. Love the photos!
    Cheers, Dusty.

  3. Jen
    JenJanuary 26,13

    Love this idea!! So excited to try it!

  4. Camille Overmeer
    Camille OvermeerJanuary 26,13

    What did you use to make the bag …interfacing..? or did you buy the bags already made…?

  5. Stevie
    StevieJanuary 26,13

    Camille, I’ve written about and provided a link to the fillable tea tags I’ve used. They are also called filters. Look just up above in the post.

  6. Sue
    SueAugust 9,13

    Thanks for the great idea, these will make really nice add ons for my Christmas baskets

  7. LadyBug PikNik
    LadyBug PikNikAugust 21,13

    If you are not sure of where to find fillable “tea bags”, then do what I do. Go to your local Dollar Store, grocery, etc, and pick up some COFFEE FILTERS. They work great, and can be used in any bathtime. Using the same fold over method and a staple at the top. Just another FYI to help us along

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  9. Sarah
    SarahDecember 21,13

    Do you have any specific recipes including recommended amounts?? Thanks! Love this idea!

  10. Stephanie
    StephanieDecember 22,13

    Hi Sarah, no, just fill as much of the ingredients as you like. They all add benefits to the bath so there are no specific limits. I usually start with a good cup of Epsom salts and add the other salts in smaller amounts, then some milk powder and oatmeal, and a few spoonfuls of herbs.

  11. Angelique
    AngeliqueJanuary 22,14

    I have made a few of these and have used calendula, chamomile, lemon balm, lemon verbena and many of the ingredients listed above. I’ve seen recipes that use oatmeal, hibiscus, thyme, scented geranium, citrus zest and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil per cup of dry ingredients. I grow lots of different types of herbs, so I am also going to try dried lemongrass, licorice mint, cinnamon basil, Vietnamese coriander and a few others. I have several friends that forage and have access to oat straw and wild rose hips too. Ultimately, I would recommend checking out an herb (or essential oils) chart to find like herbs.

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