What is herbal bathing?
Herbal bathing is relaxing, enjoyable, and a valuable self-care tool. Taking time to luxuriate in the bath is a well-known stress-buster. Warm water, making time to just be, and herbs: what a potent combination!
Immersing my entire body into an herbal bath is one of my favorite ways to use herbs therapeutically. My skin absorbs the herbal constituents. I inhale the aromatherapy benefits of the herbs through the steam, while I lie in my bathtub and daydream. I can’t imagine my life without it.
Sometimes I just have a hard time shutting it all down at the end of the day. Can you relate?
My mind just goes and goes and won’t stop and the next thing I know it is after midnight! Yikes! I need my sleep if I am going to keep my household on track the following day.
I try to notice when I am having one of those non-stop stress days and give myself some time in the bathtub before heading to bed.
The tub tea bags are also good for exfoliation. One of my little tricks: once I am soaking in the aromatic bath water, I rub my skin with the wet tub tea bag. You can just take the wet tub tea bag filled with the herbs and rub your skin with it.
Getting the herbs next to your skin this way increases their therapeutic action. Not only are you steeping your body in the herbal tea, but now the herbs are touching your skin through the pouch.
It has a gentle exfoliating action that stimulates circulation, gets your blood moving, and with rubbing the herbs onto the skin, you now have two ways that the herbal constituents are entering your body.
Healing Benefits of Sleepy Time Herbal Bath Tea Ingredients
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Chamomile is a timeless bathing remedy herb. It is calming, relaxing and soothing. It quiets the nervous system and is the healing remedy of choice after a physically or emotionally demanding day. Chamomile is also antispasmodic so it helps reduce muscle cramps and muscle tension.
Lavender (Lavendula spp.)
Lavender is calming to the nervous system and helps to relax the mind. Its antispasmodic activity also helps to relax the muscles. Lavender can relieve tension headaches, muscle strain, stress and general tension. As you sit in your Sleepy Time Bath Tub Tea, breathe in the aroma and let the lavender just wash away the tension of your day!
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Peppermint is the ultimate muscle relaxer. It helps relieve tense and sore muscles. Once your muscles let go and relax, your mind follows the lead! I love having peppermint in my bath at the end of the day. It has an amazing ability to clear the mind and built up tension from the day.
Epsom salts are widely recommended to soothe tired, achy muscles and to ease the inflammation caused by sprains or arthritis. Epsom salts are a compound of magnesium and sulfate. Since magnesium is easily absorbed through the skin, bathing in Epsom salts can provide you with your vital daily dose of magenusim.
Magnesium is important for many bodily functions, including nerve and muscle function.
Pop one tea bag into a warm bath and let the salts and oils infuse the water with wonderful aromas from pure essential oils for a moisturising and nourishing bath. Leave the flowers and herbs in the bag or open the bag allowing them to float in the bath
Contains 12 Bath tea bags in a beautifull gift box