How to Make Tub Tea

Tub Tea Recipes

By Erin Huffstetler | 12/03/2017 | 2 Comments

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Use dried flowers and Epsom salt to whip up a quick batch of tub tea to enjoy yourself, or give as a gift. You can even use dried flowers from your garden.

I have two tub tea blends to share with you. They both smell amazing and will do wonderful things for your skin.

Tub Tea Bags

Many people sprinkle tub tea directly in their bath water, but I opted to place mine in tea bags, so there wouldn’t been any mess to clean up afterwards. Just toss the tea bag in your compost after your bath, and you’re done. Easy!

I use these #3 size T-Sac Tea Bags to make my tub tea bags. They’re the same bags that I use to make my mulling spice mix.

Measure Two Tablespoons of Tub Tea

Whipping up the bags couldn’t be easier. You just measure out two tablespoons of your tub tea.

Fill Tea Bags

Place it in an empty tea bag …

Finished Tub Tea Bag

and seal the top of the bag. I used my sewing machine to sew the bags shut a bit above the tea, and cut off the extra portion of the bag. Backstitching rips the bags, so just do a single row of stitches.

Not a fan of sewing? Then, fold the top of the bags over a few times, and staple them shut instead.

Both of my recipes make 24 tea bags. Ready to give them a try? Here are the recipes.

Rose-Lavender Tub Tea

Rose-Lavender Tub Tea

Rose-Lavender Tub Tea

Use this tub tea blend to relax your body and mind after a long day. The roses and lavender will add a wonderful fragrance to your bath water, while the Epsom salt will ease your tired, achy muscles.



Mix the roses, lavender and Epsom salt together in a bowl to create your tub tea.

Scoop two tablespoons of tub tea into each tea bag.

Sew or staple to the top of the bags closed.


To use, simply add one to your bath, and enjoy!

Calendula-Lavender Tub Tea


Calendula-Lavender Tub Tea

This tub tea blend is just the thing to soothe dry, itchy, irritated skin. It contains calendula, oatmeal and Epsom salt, which are all highly regarded for their ability to calm, heal and hydrate skin. Use it to get relief from eczema, bug bites, poison ivy or a sunburn. You can even use it speed the healing of cuts and scrapes.



Combine ingredients in a large bowl.

Measure two tablespoons of tub tea into each bag.

Sew or staple bags shut.


To use, place one bag in the tub, and enjoy!

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  1. hi Erin, love these recipes! Need more; but is there an easy way to make these into something for the shower, like a gel or something? have a garden tub w/jets finally, but cant get in and out easily, have to take showers now.

    would love to use these, any ideas? thanks!

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