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 can be a beautifying, therapeutic addition to your bath time.
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, 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 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 long soak.
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Here are some of the ways you can benefit from this recipe for dandelion tea bath...
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.