Updated: Nov 5, 2020
Hello Lovelies...Happy #SkinCareSaturday
Do you drink tea? Or do you reach for it when you're not feeling so hot because you grew up with it being more a "remedy" than a daily beverage? Is adding honey or milk your thing? Maybe during winter you enjoy peppermint, spearmint, chia, or cinnamon ? Having trouble sleeping, do you try lavender? But have you ever thought to take a tea bath?
Just like teas can be healing, soothing, and comforting when we drink them, they can be the same for our skin, and our mental state. Since our skin is the largest organ in the body, a “tea bath” allows the body to absorb the tea and its beneficial nutrients much quicker than you could obtain by drinking tea. And while you're soaking in a warm tub of tea, you're (hopefully) fully relaxed and breathing in the benefits as well. Think of when you are holding your cup in your hands and you take a whiff of whatever the scent is in that cup. You close your eyes and release any stress or worry or it makes you think a good thought and smile about what that scent reminds you of. That same thing occurs when you're allowing yourself the same feeling soaking in a tub. Taking a bath, is just as beneficial for your body as it is for your mind and soul. Different than a shower, taking a bath takes time. And, I don't know about you, but for me, the prep for a bath is just as important as the bath itself. You're getting yourself ready for a moment of relaxation. Preparing the water, adding in the soak, lighting candles, a glass of something (I enjoy a single whiskey neat), setting music if you like, whatever you do before your bath, is setting yourself for YOUR moment. And once you settle in, that's when that scene I mentioned earlier comes in to play. Taking a deep breathe of what you're soaking in can be very therapeutic.
Lavender is well known for helping induce calm and improve sleep. It also helps with reducing inflammation, boosts immune heath, and aids in respiratory health.
Chamomile also is known for helping with sleep, and anxiety. It also has properties that can relieve skin irritations such as eczema and rosacea. The natural polyphenols and phytochemicals in chamomile tea can speed up the healing process of scars and minimize wrinkles and breakouts.
Hibiscus is not only a great antioxidant, but has been linked to lowering blood pressure, fighting bacteria, promoting weight loss, and is good for your heart.
Peppermint has been shown to relieve clogged sinuses, relieve menstrual cramps, relieve tension headaches, and ease digestion upsets.
These are just a couple of the types of ingredients in teas and the benefits both for your body and soul, but there are so many more out there to enjoy. And as I will always say, you have to find what works for you. Maybe peppermint is too strong for you, so a mixture of chamomile and Hibiscus is what you need. Whatever you decide, I can tell you that your body and mind will thank you for taking the time to do a tea soak. I hope that this has given you a little more thought to how important it is to have self care time and all the benefits that can come with it.
Now go forth and find what fits you to a TEA!!!
Other benefits of a Tea Bath:
May delay skin cell aging
Promotes healing of sores and wounds
Soothes Stressed Skin
Help to balance skin tone
Aid in the repair of sun damage
Promotes rejuvenation of skin cells
Fights free radicals
Helps treat and prevent Acne and aids in the healing of other skin conditions
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