Bath Tea is one of my absolute favorite way to use herbs. I do like a messy beautiful pinterest style bath - but if you dont want the heavy cleanup of flowers and herbs in your bath, then just simple wrap your herbs in cotton, or get a small muslin bag (if you get a Ny'Ala product, I mostly package with muslin, or you can leave me a little note!).
Poultices are great to use directly on affected skin, or to toss in the bath or even as aromatherapy. I currently have a Lavender Poultice up in the store - I use this as aromatherapy, also I run under lukewarm water and apply to a burn, or cold water and to my face to close my pores - and as a quick relaxing bath tea (just toss one in!). Use code "NaturalBeauty" for 10% off of the poultice!
Here are some of my favorite bath tea recipes - for each of these you can use tea bags, bulk herbs from the spice section of your healthfood or wholefoods store, or buy them on amazon "frontier" brand is great!
Summer Cool Down
Diffuse Lemon Grass or Eucalyptus during your bath!
Skin Softening + Calming
(powdered is best, but you can toss a little coconut milk directly into the water)
Lavender Buds (into the bag!)
Lavender or Rose Essential Oil
Energizing, Stimulating, Focus
*Great for an exam, or if you come home from work and need to start on a project or refocus - you can use these scents in a shower too by hanging rosemary or diffusing essential oils, or by putting a couple drops on a dry sponge in the shower!
Rosemary Leaves (dried or fresh)
Eucalypus Essential Oil (or leaves)
Bentonite Clay (2 tsp)
Lavender Buds (or EO)
and Green Tea (in a tea bag is okay!)
Bentonite or Aztec Clay
1 pinch of Activated Charcoal
Ginger (raw 1/4 cup, dried 2-3 tsp)
a litttttle (1-2 tsp) Apple Cider Vinegar
Oats *if its the first day of the burn at its worst*
Epsom Salt *if it's day 2+ of the burn!*
**Aloe Vera, apply before the bath if its a gel!)