Bath Tea Recipe

How to Make a Bath Tea Using Rose Petals

rose petals for bath teaEasy to Make Bath Tea

This is an easy to make, economical Bath Tea Recipe. Follow along as I show you How to make a Bath Tea using Rose Petals from your garden.

Because I grow so many roses, and have lots of rose petals, I am always looking for ways to use the petals in my many rose crafts.

These step by step instructions show you how to economically make a bath tea using a nylon bath tulle as the 'tea bag', but you could also use an organza bag or muslin.

This Bath tea recipe makes use of "Hydrotherapy", a way of totally relaxing by way of a soothing hot bath.

There is no rule about choosing ingredients for your Bath Tea Recipe...This recipe uses some of MY favorites, but there are many other flowers, herbs, and ingredients you could choose.

The reason I chose these are;

Rose Petals ~Softens your Skin

Oatmeal ~ Soothing for Dry Skin

Epsom Salts ~ Sore Muscle Soother -Relaxing

Chamomile ~ Moisturizing

My Rose Petal Bath Tea Recipe


 1/2 cup dried rose petals

1/2 cup chamomile blossoms

1/2 cup Oatmeal

1/4 cup Epsom Salts (See caution at bottom)

A few drops of your favorite Essential Oil (I used Lavender and Honey Rose oil)

You will also need;

A nylon Tulle bath scrub

For the Tea Mix;

Combine the rose petals and flowers, oatmeal, and Epsom salts, in a bowl.

Sprinkle the essential oil(s) over the mix, and gently stir it with your hands. Set aside.

nylon bath tullenylon tulle

How to Make your Bath Tea...

*Cut the cord that holds the tulle together, and then cut it into 12" lengths. (One should make at least 3 tea bags)

You could make them smaller if you want, just be sure to leave enough extra to tie at the top and bottom.

measuring bath tulle for making bath teaMeasure out about 12"

*Tie a knot in one end of the tulle; you now have a 'bag' for your ingredients.

You can cut off the extra tulle below the knot for a neater look if you'd like.

making bath teaPutting Together Bath Tea

* Fill the tea bag with about 1/3 of the dry mix

Tie up the Bath Tea

Tie bath tea step oneTying Step one

To tie your bath tea, take a piece of ribbon 24" long, and fold it in half, centering it under the bag.

tie bath tea step twoTying step two

Now make a knot in the ribbon,leaving the looped end at the top (to use for hanging from the faucet)

Tie bath tea step threeTying step three

* Tie the ribbon into a bow, and cut off any excess tulle from both ends

bath teaFinished Bath Tea

To use your Bath Tea, you simply toss it into the bath tub while the water is running, or hang it from the tap under the running water.

Note; Using the nylon tulle, be advised that you will get some bits of flowers in the water. If you don't like flower petals (or bits of them) floating in your water, you should consider using a muslin, or organza bag that will prevent this. Personally I love flower petals in my bath!

Submerge into a relaxing bath that is both softened and scented!

Other ingredients you could add to your bath teas include; refreshing orange peel, cooling mint leaves, Nasturtium flowers, lavender flowers.

Caution about Epsom Salts! Be advised that Epsom salts act as a laxative when ingested, so I would advise that you don't use it in a bath with young children who might drink the water!

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