I come from a long line of nail-biters, hand-wringers and floor-pacers. My BIG project is due at the end of this month, and I’m more than a little anxious about it. On the whole, I’m handling the work-load well, but for me, stress, and mounting insecurities are my most powerful adversaries. As a champion worrier, I’ve spent years trying to tailor a de-stressing routine that suits my lifestyle. Exercise is always a good thing. However, my secret weapon for mitigating stress, happens in the bathroom. When the going gets tough, the tough takes a bath.
Here’s what I used to create my bathtub tea bags:
Extra Large Tea Bags
Dried lavender Flowers
Bath Salts (or Epsom Salt)
Dried Hyacinth Flowers
Bath Beads (filled with fragrant oil)
You can also use dried roses, dried chamomile, dried mint etc…
Place 1-2 cups Epsom salt into a large bowl, and mix in 1/2 cup of the dried flowers and herbs. Add a handful of bath beads, and fill each tea bag with the mix. My first batch of bathtub tea bags was only filled up to about the half-way point. Next time, I think I will fill the tea bags 3/4 of the way full.
Note: These bathtub tea bags, when paired with my homemade sugar scrub would make for a very soothing Mother’s Day gift.