My hubby and I are planning a trip to Whistler in Canada this February. It’ll be my first time at a ski resort, so as a non-skiier I’m not quite sure what to expect. Cabins, snow-laden trees, mugs of hot cocoa–there’s an image that I have of what ski-resorting looks like, and these Peppermint Tea Bath Salts are a part of that picture.
This Peppermint Tea Bath takes minutes to make but is so perfect for chasing away those wintertime blues. The bath mix gets a punch of brightness from a healthy dose of peppermint tea that not only helps to nourish your skin, but also gives off a naturally invigorating scent. While the epsom salts help to soothe tired muscles and soften skin, some clean, pine-like tea tree essential oil helps to give an uplifting dose of aromatherapy.
If you haven’t ever tried using epsom salts for taking baths or making body scrubs, they are simply fantastic. Just before summer this year I made a luxurious Lavender Foot Soak. This Peppermint Tea Bath is the winter version of that. The best way to package the bath salts is to place them into cotton sachets that you can tie up and throw right into your bath. The cotton bags are reusable, so simply fill them up again when it’s time for your next luxurious dip.
If you’d like your Peppermint Tea Bath to smell more peppermint-like than pine-like, feel free to use substitute some peppermint essential oil for a portion of the tea tree oil. You might smell like a walking candy cane (or like my favorite Candy Cane Green Tea) afterwards but hey, who said that’s a bad thing? Personally, I like to use 2 cups of this salt blend to make one hot, relaxing bath. Peppermint Bath Salts are an ideal gift or stocking stuffer for anyone in need of a little wintertime pampering. Mix a batch up for yourself and you’ll see why!
Peppermint Tea Bath
What You’ll Need:
large mixing bowl
2 cups epsom salt
1 cup loose peppermint tea
20 drops of tea tree essential oil, or 10 drops tea tree essential oil + 10 drops peppermint essential oil
cotton tea bags or a large, double layer of cheesecloth with a tie
lidded jars, for gifting (optional)
1.) Mix the salts, tea, and essential oil together in a large mixing bowl. Place the mixture in cotton tea bags, lidded jars, or some other containers until ready to use.
2.) When ready for the bath, place 1-2 cups of the salts into cotton tea bags or a large piece of cheesecloth, then tie to make a closed pouch. Let the fragrant salts dissolve into a large tub of warm water, then sit back and relax!