If you love botanical bath salts but not having to clean the plant remains from the tub, try out this easy Rose Bath Tea recipe!
What is the difference between Bath Salt and Bath Tea? One is bagged. Though, Bath Tea could be comprised solely of botanical additive, if you’d like. But generally some sort of salt is added for its moisturizing or water softening properties. So if you have some bath salts already on hand that you’d like to bag, go for it!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup Epsom Salt (or Sea Salt)
- 2 tsp Baking Soda
- ¼ cup of ground Rose Petals or ½ cup of whole petals
- 2-4 Green Tea Bags (Optional)
- 10-20 drops of Rosehip Oil
- 5-10 drops Rose Fragrance Oil (Optional)
- 8-10 Bath Tea Bags
- An old hair straightener or heat sealer
Start by blending the dry ingredients in a large enough bowl. I found that no mater how much I stirred, whole rose petals seemed to just want to set on top of the mixture. So if you are using whole petals, you may wish to just set them aside for now.
Next, slowly mix in your wet ingredients.
Now for bagging. Put 3tbsp-¼cup of the mixture into the bath tea bags. If you set your petals aside, now you’ll put those in the bags along with the salt mixture.
If you don’t have a heat sealer (which I do not) an old flat iron will be more than sufficient. Press the opening for 20-30 seconds on medium high heat. Allow them to cool and give ’em a wiggle, if they come open then repeat the process.
If you’re gifting them then you may want to make a tag including ingredients and/or directions. These are best left to steep in the tub for 5-15 minutes.
Tips & Ideas
*Keep them in a dry place. To retain any natural scents or fragrances, keep sealed in a plastic bag.
*You could use stockings (pantyhose/sheer tights) in place of bath tea bags.
*If you’re not looking to buy rose petals and essential oils, check out this bath salt recipe using only household ingredients!
Leave a comment below and let me know if you tried this recipe!
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