Chagrin Valley Bath Teas: Basic Instructions

How to Use an Herbal Bath Tub Tea


These days I find nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than a soak in the tub -- it is my act of self-love. My favorite addition to my tub has always been organic herbs and botanicals.

All of our herbal teas come with a reusable muslin bag. 

Directions for a Simple Herbal Bath

  • Fill the muslin bag with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of herbs (tightly close the top!)
    • Every bathtub is different -- Start out with the smaller amount and see how it feels
    • The idea is NOT to fill up the bag with bathing herbs. The larger bag allows water to flow more freely around the herbs!
    • It is not true that if a small amount works well, then a large amount will work even better! 

  • Add the herbal tea bag to your tub
    • Hang the bag from the faucet and allow warm water (the temperature that is comfortable for you!) to run through the bag while the tub fills. When the tub is full, remove the pouch from the spout and let it float in the tub, continuing to steep in the bathwater.

      OR place the bag in the bath under warm running water (the temperature that is comfortable for you!) until the tub fills and then allow the bag to float in the tub, continuing to steep in the bathwater.

  • Squeeze bag to release the botanical essence.
  • Relax and soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
When You Are Finished Bathing:

Natural Organic Bath Tub Tea in Muslin BagAfter you have finished your herbal bath, toss the contents of the tea bag into the garden or compost, or reuse them. 

The first time you use the herbal tea bath bag, it will be the most potent. However, the herbal bag can be reused if you hang the bag of wet herbs and allow them to completely dry in between baths--you don't want them to become moldy. They can be reused 2-3 times before you won’t reap the benefits and will need to start a new bath tea bag.

Once you are done with the reusable muslin bag, rinse it and allow it to dry. 

TIP: If you are using bath tea that is made up of only herbs and other botanicals, after using in your tub place the whole damp bag in the dryer to add a fresh scent (works great with towels and linens).

An herbal bath is a time to relax the body not cleanse it -- no soap or bubble bath! If you need to wash take a shower before. To get the full benefit from an herbal soak, simply towel dry when you leave the tub. 

No time for a bath or No bathtub? Our bathing herbs are very versatile!

  • The herbal bag may be used as a warm or cool compress on your temples, neck, or other pulse points.
  • Use the bag in the shower as an “herbal washcloth,” with or without soap. 
  • Use a small amount to make a soothing foot bath!
  • After using in your tub place the whole bag in the dryer to add a fresh scent (works great with towels and linens).
  • When finished with the reusable bag empty, rinse, and allow it to dry.


Our herbal bath teas are perfect all on their own but anytime you prepare an herbal bath you can combine bathing herbs with other great skincare additives most of which can be found in your kitchen cupboards.

Find creative bathtub tea recipes at the end of our blog "Bath Tub Tea Recipes: Simple Additions"

For external use only!

A Few Important Notes:

Despite the many advantages, a warm bath may not be recommended for everyone.

  • Do not use very hot water
  • Do not soak for more than 15-20 minutes each time
  • If you have a heart condition or any medical condition, consult with your doctor before beginning a new bathing routine
  • If you are pregnant, please discuss baths with your doctor or midwife
  • Keep some cool drinking water nearby
  • Even a healthy person may begin to feel dizzy, or not well when taking a bath. If this happens, slowly get out, rest and drink some water as you may be dehydrated. If you do not feel better soon, please seek medical advice.


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