This dandelion tea recipe for topical use is yet another way to treat your body, mind, and spirit to the many benefits of this incredibly healthful 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 support wellness, 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 wellness benefits, and dandelion tea used topically can be a beautifying, therapeutic addition to your bath time or an effective, restorative compress.
Try this dandelion tea recipe for bath time to help soothe inflamed or dry skin, provide support against UV damage, and keep your skin looking and feeling younger and more vibrant.
For your fragrant dandelion tea bath, bring about 4 cups of fresh, clean water to the boil, and let it cool for a minute or two. 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 a warm 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 dandelion 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 soak (preferably with a good book).
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A dandelion tea compress is a quick, effective, natural way to comfort your body with this tea's gentle benefits. For inflamed, dry, or itchy skin, a dandelion tea compress may provide calming relief. After a day in the hot sun, applying a dandelion tea compress may help to soothe your sun-burnt skin and aid in protecting your delicate skin from UV damage, too.
The quickest, simplest dandelion tea compress is a warm, moist dandelion teabag... Use this handy little compress when you have only a small area of skin that needs some extra TLC, or when time is of the essence.
If you have more time or are looking to soothe a larger area of skin, you can very easily make a restorative dandelion tea compress with just a piece of soft cloth (flannel or cotton works very well) and some strong, warm dandelion tea (you'll find a dandelion tea recipe here).
Simply saturate the cloth with the tea, squeeze out the excess liquid, and gently apply the compress to the area needing attention. Then, relax and rest peacefully while the compress does its work.
Dandelion tea is incredibly good for us in so many ways (learn more on our Dandelion Tea Benefits pages about how very beneficial this herbal tea is for our well-being). And, if you're ready make some of this aromatic tea to enjoy as a hot or iced beverage, you'll love this recipe for dandelion tea made from loose tea or fresh dandelion leaves. Dandelion root tea is also deliciously beneficial.
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 precautions associated with that tea. Drop by our Dandelion Tea Side Effects page for more information, and your natural healthcare physician would be happy to answer any questions you have about dandelion tea for your household.
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