Brew Your Bath 101: How to Take an Herbal Tea Bath with Herbal Bath Teas May 15, 2016 07:30 2 Comments
As many of you may, or may not be aware, we decided to expand our offerings in the Lumerian Spa experience, to include scrubs, bath salts or bath soaks, and bath teas. Bath teas? Yeah, bath teas.
I had been going to the market for about 6 weeks and learned 1) the vast majority of people coming by our booth had no idea what bath teas were and 2) as a result, they had no idea how to use them or the benefits that they provided for their entire body. So, it is imperative I take this time out to explain the history behind bath teas, how to draw a bath with bath teas, and the many benefits they offer, not only your skin, but your entire body.
Herbal tea baths date back tens of thousands of years to ancient Egypt, most notably, during the era of Cleopatra. If she did not have the opportunity to visit the Dead Sea for its wonderful minerals, she was provided with all the minerals and herbs she needed to bathe in the privacy of her own palace. These baths led to the softening of her skin, greater circulation in her bloodstream, and the calming of her overall mood. Now, it wasn’t just because it was Cleopatra or because it was in Egypt. The herbal tea bath has this effect on anyone who comes in contact with a bathtub, hot water, and herbs, from Far East of Asia all the way to the Natives in America.
Stress, alleviating anxiety, invigorate the body, calm down the mind, enable you to experience greater feeling, ease the skin, loosen up muscles and joints, invigorate the circulatory system in the body
Bath tea solutions fall into three broad categories for me: invigorating/stimulating bath teas, relaxing bath teas, and healing bath teas, and yes, there is an herb or a concoction of herbs that can be combined into a porous bag to be dropped in your bath and the healing instantly begins.
Be sure to stay tuned for the next three installments on Brew Your Bath 101: How to Take an Herbal Tea Bath with Herbal Bath Teas!
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