Peppermint Tea Bath

My hubby and I are planning a trip to Whistler in Canada this February. It’ll be my first time at a ski resort, so as a non-skiier I’m not quite sure what to expect. Cabins, snow-laden trees, mugs of hot cocoa–there’s an image that I have of what ski-resorting looks like, and these Peppermint Tea Bath Salts are a part of that picture.

This Peppermint Tea Bath takes minutes to make but is so perfect for chasing away those wintertime blues. The bath mix gets a punch of brightness from a healthy dose of peppermint tea that not only helps to nourish your skin, but also gives off a naturally invigorating scent. While the epsom salts help to soothe tired muscles and soften skin, some clean, pine-like tea tree essential oil helps to give an uplifting dose of aromatherapy.

If you haven’t ever tried using epsom salts for taking baths or making body scrubs, they are simply fantastic. Just before summer this year I made a luxurious Lavender Foot Soak. This Peppermint Tea Bath is the winter version of that. The best way to package the bath salts is to place them into cotton sachets that you can tie up and throw right into your bath. The cotton bags are reusable, so simply fill them up again when it’s time for your next luxurious dip.

If you’d like your Peppermint Tea Bath to smell more peppermint-like than pine-like, feel free to use substitute some peppermint essential oil for a portion of the tea tree oil. You might smell like a walking candy cane (or like my favorite Candy Cane Green Tea) afterwards but hey, who said that’s a bad thing? Personally, I like to use 2 cups of this salt blend to make one hot, relaxing bath. Peppermint Bath Salts are an ideal gift or stocking stuffer for anyone in need of a little wintertime pampering. Mix a batch up for yourself and you’ll see why!

Peppermint Tea Bath 

What You’ll Need:

large mixing bowl

spoon

2 cups epsom salt

1 cup loose peppermint tea

20 drops of tea tree essential oil, or 10 drops tea tree essential oil + 10 drops peppermint essential oil

cotton tea bags or a large, double layer of cheesecloth with a tie

lidded jars, for gifting (optional)

Step-By-Step:

1.)  Mix the salts, tea, and essential oil together in a large mixing bowl. Place the mixture in cotton tea bags, lidded jars, or some other containers until ready to use.

2.)  When ready for the bath, place 1-2 cups of the salts into cotton tea bags or a large piece of cheesecloth, then tie to make a closed pouch. Let the fragrant salts dissolve into a large tub of warm water, then sit back and relax!

20 thoughts on “Peppermint Tea Bath

  1. Lovely! I have made my own bath salts over the years, but have never put tea in them! Your recipe just sounds so luxurious! By the way, you are going to love Whistler! It is extraordinarily beautiful! Enjoy your stay! 😀

      • I didn’t get a chance to make it yet, but the tea tree oil is on my shopping list! As is phyllo dough (for the egg rolls) and sushi grade tuna (for tuna tartare). I need to go shopping ASAP!

  2. That glass jar is so cute! Hope you have a nice trip even as non-skiing people 🙂 Skiing is like a national sport here in Austria (one of the only sports we are good at and win gold medals haha) but I don’t enjoy it as much anymore. I love to take baths so I love your DIY idea for a tea bath 🙂

    • Yes, I love this glass jar Beatrice, it’s great for snacks and other random goodies. Did it snow over Christmas? I can’t imagine anything more beautiful than Christmas in Vienna. 🙂

    • Hey Marsha! I used the last of my salts last week, to chill out right before the Christmas day chaos began. 🙂 These are a fantastic way to detox and relax, I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

    • Sorry this is so late…the holidays have been crazy for me! Green and ginger tea could totally work! You can get any essential oils at the health food store. They simply add a layer of scent and a boost of relaxation. Just make sure the leaves are contained so that clean up is easy…Happy soaking!

    • I finished the last of these tea bath salts last week to ease stress before Christmas day “festivities” began. Just the thing I needed to chill out. I need a luxurious bath tub too, the current one isn’t cutting it anymore. 😉

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