Herbal Bath Tea: ingredients and benefits
Our Herbal Bath Tea is finally here! Soak up some intentional self-care and surround yourself with flower petals and botanicals that your skin will love with Florescence Herbal Bath Tea.
Rose: There is a magical scent to dried rose petals that somehow both captures and condenses the aroma of fresh roses.
Dried rose petals have been used since Ancient Greece to perfume baths but besides their seductive scent, rose petals may also have beneficial healing qualities.
Bath water steeped with roses will act as a natural toner and moisturizer, and the oils released in hot water can soothe dry skin.
Lavender: one of the most powerful plants and is a potent ingredient. A soak in a lavender infused bath can combat insomnia as lavender calms the mind and the body.
The scent of lavender alleviates stress but it also has positive benefits for the skin. It is antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory.
When added to warm bath water, dried lavender releases beneficial oils that can soothe minor cuts and scrapes.
Calendula: the sunny orange of calendula flowers is beautifully preserved when they are dried, but besides being beautiful, these flowers also have a fantastic capacity to hydrate and soothe the skin.
In fact, soaking in a calendula bath may be beneficial for those suffering from skin conditions like eczema.
Calendula nourishes the skin which makes it particularly helpful in removing redness and reducing scarring.
Lemongrass: the scent of lemongrass is all in the name, at once citrusy and vegetal.
Dried lemongrass is an excellent ingredient to add to a bath because of its fresh and fruity scent alone but it also has a number of healing properties.
Lemongrass has a great cleansing ability which can remove impurities from the skin and help with oiliness. It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties as well.
Yarrow: the Latin name for Yarrow is Achillea millefolium after Achilles, the Greek hero who was said to use the herb to treat soldiers on the battlefield.
Achilles obviously recognized the wound healing ability of yarrow. It also can form a protective layer against bacteria while reducing skin inflammation.
Yarrow has been used for its medicinal properties dating even farther back than Ancient Greece as it has even been found at Neanderthal grave sites. A yarrow bath can soothe rashes or minor burns, and may also help in calming a fever.
Oatmeal: a soak in an oatmeal bath is one of the ultimate ways of soothing inflamed or irritated skin. What makes oatmeal such a beneficial bath ingredient is that it is high in vitamin E.
In particular, oatmeal can nourish dry and flaking skin, as well as alleviate itchiness which is why oatmeal baths are most famously used to treat chicken pox. Symptoms or flare ups of psoriasis and eczema can also be soothed by oatmeal.
Epsom Salts: a hot bath infused with epsom salts can relax tired and tense muscles. Epsom salts are made of two ingredients: sulfate and magnesium.
The magnesium is what is believed to give epsom salts their anti-inflammatory property. An epsom salt soak can alleviate aches, pains, and stiffness.
In terms of benefits for the skin, epsom salts can help to exfoliate dry or dead skin and soften skin overall, leaving it moisturized and smooth.