Chamomile Tea Recipes (Nutritional, Topical, and Cosmetic!)

You're sure to enjoy this chamomile tea recipe... below, you'll find how-to's for a steeped cup (or pot) of chamomile herbal tea, a soothing chamomile scalp treatment, and even a chamomile tea hair rinse for some natural highlights! 

This amazing tea truly is an all-around, cure-all tea!

And be sure to carry on and visit the next page of our Recipes for Chamomile Tea collection, where you'll find a chamomile tea bath recipe, and learn why adding chamomile tea to your bath creates the perfect, spa-like, healing, bath-time experience.

How to Make Chamomile Tea

Making chamomile tea is much like making any other herbal tisane... very simple, with deliciously wonderful, healthful results! 

This chamomile tea recipe can be made with a chamomile teabag, loose-leaf chamomile tea, or loose, dried chamomile blossoms. 

You'll need...

  • One chamomile teabag or 1 heaping teaspoon loose-leaf chamomile tea or dried chamomile flowers
  • 8 oz. (about 250 ml) fresh, delicious water, brought just to the boil
  • Optional additions to taste, such as honey, lemon, or mint

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To make the tea...

  1. Add the teabag or loose-leaf tea to your favorite cup or mug. (If you're using loose-leaf tea, an infuser or infuser mug is a great idea!)
  2. Cool the just-boiled water slightly (chamomile tea is best when steeped in hot - not boiling - water), and then add to your cup.
  3. Let your chamomile tea steep for 5 to 10 minutes (herbal teas tend to improve with longer steeping times to bring out their best flavor and fullest benefits).
  4. Remove the teabag or loose tea leaves.
  5. Optional - Add extras, like sweetener, lemon, or mint, if you wish (a dollop of organic honey is a healthy, delicious addition to chamomile tea.)
  6. That's it! Now, sit back, relax, and savor your comforting, fragrant tea and its many health benefits!

This recipe increases well, so why not steep a nice pot of chamomile herbal tea to share with a girlfriend or your mum, or to enjoy curled up with a treasured book? Good for you in so many ways...

Chamomile Tea Recipe

Soothe Dry, Flaky Scalp with Chamomile Tea

You can also use the chamomile tea recipe above as a chamomile scalp rinse that is a calming, anti-inflammatory remedy for dry, flaky scalp. (But don't add any extras, such as honey or lemon, to the tea - simple, plain chamomile tea is best.)

To nurture your scalp with soothing chamomile tea, simply steep and cool a cup (or more) of chamomile tea, remove the teabag or strain the tea (if you've used loose-leaf chamomile tea), and pour over your scalp after washing your hair.

Lie back and relax and, after a few minutes, rinse your hair gently with warm water. Enjoy the comforting results!

Just remember, chamomile tea is also renowned for its ability to lighten and brighten your hair color (find out more below). So, if you'd rather not add any natural highlights to your hair, you may want to avoid using chamomile tea on your hair and scalp.

Chamomile Tea & Tots

Before giving chamomile tea to your baby or child, be sure to ask your healthcare provider about the right amount of chamomile tea for your little one. And, stay informed about cautions and possible risks in drinking chamomile tea - and in topical use of chamomile (visit our Chamomile Side Effects page to learn more).

Chamomile Tea Hair Rinse for a Sun-Kissed Look

Chamomile tea is delicious, beneficial for skin and scalp... and it can even be used cosmetically! Chamomile tea is well-known as an effective, healthful hair rinse for blonde or light-brown hair, giving your locks a natural sun-kissed look!

Chamomile Tea Recipe

To make a chamomile hair rinse, brew a fairly large pot of chamomile tea. (You can use the chamomile tea recipe above, with double the amount of teabags or loose-leaf chamomile tea. And, of course, you'll want to avoid adding any extras, such as honey or mint, to the tea!)

After you've steeped the teabags or loose-leaf chamomile tea, strain and cool the tisane. Then, after washing and thoroughly rinsing your hair, saturate it with the cooled tea. Wrap your hair in a soft, fluffy towel for 5 to 10 minutes. Dry your hair naturally (in the sun, if possible, for some extra encouragement for those highlights).

Now, all you have to do is enjoy your hair's new sun-kissed highlights!

Have you ever used chamomile tea as a hair rinse?

In your search for a natural way to add sun-kissed highlights to your hair, have you ever tried chamomile tea? If so, was it effective? Did it lighten, brighten, and soften your hair? We'd love to hear your thoughts, opinions, stories, and tips for using chamomile tea for natural highlights!

What Other Visitors Have Said

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Chamomile shampoo 
I have never actually used the tea method but I do use shampoo's with chamomile. And I have hair that looks like i have highlighted but i naturally have …

Chamomile lightened and highlighted my hair 
My former blond, but now greying brown hair, looks so nice with my tea rinse. It gives the whole hair a sun-kissed look with the grey showing as a highlight. …

Mexicans have used camomile tea as a rinse to lighten hair for centuries 
I moved here to Mexico many years ago. The lady I lived with before I married a Mexican gentleman, would buy me chamomile dried flowers in the local market. …

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Be sure to try a chamomile tea bath, as well, for a spa-like treatment that can help and heal a multitude of health concerns (and help you sleep better, too!). You'll find a chamomile tea bath recipe (for you and for baby, too) here. 

Or, if you're battling a cold or flu, you may find soothing relief with a therapeutic Chamomile Tea Steam.

With its many health, wellness, and cosmetic benefits (let alone the wonderful taste), you can't help but love chamomile tea! If you haven't already tried this herbal tea, be sure to pick some up on your next real or virtual shopping trip to your favorite tea shop.

Don't forget to visit our Chamomile Side Effects page first to learn more about chamomile tea cautions and potential risks.

Try something new in your chamomile tea recipe...

To enjoy the full health benefits and flavor of this wonderful herb, you may want to try loose-leaf chamomile tea, rather than a chamomile teabag. For loose-leaf tea, an infuser or infuser mug would be very handy!

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Chamomile Tea Recipes - How to make chamomile tea to enjoy as a beverage, for a soothing scalp treatment, for a hair rinse to add natural highlights to your hair, or even to add to your bath! Why not try a therapeutic chamomile tea steam, too?

Chamomile Side Effects - Learn more about potential risks, side effects, and even contraindications in drinking chamomile tea or using it topically.

Chamomile Tea Research - Browse through our Chamomile Tea Research pages to learn more about current research targeting this powerful herb.

Chamomile Tea for Natural Hair Highlights - We'd love to hear your thoughts, stories, and tips for using chamomile tea as a natural way to add sun-kissed highlights to your hair! See what our other readers have to say, too.

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