Enjoy a Spa-Like Treat with this Recipe for Dandelion Tea Bath
This recipe for dandelion tea bath is yet another way to treat your body, mind, and spirit to the many benefits of this amazing herbal tea.
We have loved herbal teas for centuries, not only for their delicious, soothing taste, but because they are reliable, natural, safe, and inexpensive ways to maintain and improve health, too.
What makes herbal teas even more special is that they're not only amazingly beneficial as beverages... they can be wonderfully helpful when applied topically, as well.
Dandelion tea as a beverage, for example, is brimming with benefits for good health, and dandelion tea used topically is a beautifying, therapeutic addition to your bath time.
Recipe for Dandelion Tea Bath
Try this recipe for dandelion tea bath to soothe inflamed or dry skin, provide protection against UV damage, and keep your skin looking younger and more vibrant.
For your fragrant, healing dandelion tea bath, bring about 4 cups of fresh, clean water to the boil, and let it cool for a minute or two (herbal teas are best made with very hot, rather than boiling, water).
Pour the water over 4 or 5 dandelion teabags, 4 to 5 heaping teaspoons loose dandelion tea, or a couple of handfuls (1 to 2 cups) of fresh, thoroughly washed dandelion leaves and petals. Cover and steep the tea for 15 to 20 minutes.
While you're waiting for your tea to brew, pop into the bathroom and run your bath. And, why not toss a soft, fluffy bath towel and your bath robe into the dryer so they will be toasty warm by the time you're finished your spa bath?
Back to the kitchen, and remove the teabags or strain the tea (if you've used loose leaves). If you think the tea might be too hot to add to your bath, let it cool for a few minutes.
Pour the tea into your drawn bath, and give it a few swishes to make sure it's blended evenly. Light a couple of candles, and into the tub you go. Relax and enjoy a nice long soak.
Why use dandelion tea topically in a bath?
Here are some of the ways you can benefit from this recipe for dandelion tea bath...
- Treating yourself to a spa-like dandelion tea bath is a relaxing, soothing, cost-efficient way to enjoy the topical cosmetic and wellness benefits of dandelions.
- The anti-inflammatory properties of dandelion herbal tea can soothe inflamed skin (including psoriasis, eczema, acne, or other painfully inflamed skin).
- Struggling with painfully dry or frustratingly itchy skin? Nourish it with some much-needed, soothing moisture in a dandelion tea bath.
- Soaking in a dandelion tea bath will leave your skin feeling softer, moister, and smoother.
- Research has shown that dandelion tea (especially dandelion leaf tea) provides impressive protection for skin against harmful, aging UV damage.
- Dandelion tea is an excellent source of antioxidants, and one of the many, many benefits of antioxidants is keeping our skin looking and feeling more youthful. Antioxidants work to prevent or reduce the more visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and loss of skin elasticity and firmness.
Benefits of Dandelion Tea & You
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Dandelion tea is good for us in many ways! Learn more on our Dandelion Tea Benefits pages about how very beneficial this herbal tea is for physical and mental health and wellness.
It's a good idea, before adding any herbal tea to your day (as a beverage or for topical use) to read up on any cautions or potential side effects or risks associated with that tea. Drop by our Dandelion Tea Side Effects page for more information, and your herbalist, naturopathic doctor, or other trusted healthcare professional would be more than happy to answer any questions you have about dandelion tea for your household.
Can I just add the teabags or loose tea directly to my bath water?
You could... but making the dandelion tea before adding it to your bath ensures you'll enjoy all of this tea's many topical benefits. Steeping the tea in just-boiled water (rather than warm water from the tub tap) will draw out all of the beneficial properties of the dandelion, so it's a good idea to make the tea first, and then add it to your bath.
More about Dandelion Tea Benefits
Benefits of Dandelion Tea - Tart, tasty dandelion tea is bursting with flavor and is also wonderfully beneficial for physical and mental health and wellness.
Your Dandelion Tea Benefits! - If you're a fan of dandelion tea and its benefits for good health and wellness, why not share your thoughts and opinions with our other readers? And, see what other visitors to our site have to say about dandelion tea benefits, too.
Dandelion Tea Recipes - Drop by our Dandelion Tea Recipe pages for tips on making hot or iced dandelion tea from loose dandelion tea, teabags, or dandelion leaves or roots you've harvested yourself. Why not treat yourself to a spa-like dandelion tea bath, too?
Dandelion Tea Side Effects - Before adding dandelion tea to your daily routine, read more about some potential risks and side effects associated with this herbal tea.