A bathtub full of flower petals and loose herbs may make for a photogenic experience but cleanup can result in something less desirable. The last thing you want after a calming bath is desperately straining the water for every bit of the herbal blend lest you clog the drain.
These aesthetically pleasing baths can also have benefits for your physical and spiritual bodies. Using a teabag to contain these plants is one way to both solve this problem and still get those benefits. Making your bath tea allows you to add a unique ingredient: your intention. With strong intentions, a beautiful bath becomes a magical bath!
Why Use a Bath Tea?
A bath tea is much like the tea you would drink but instead of infusing the water in a mug, you would infuse the water of your bathtub with herbs of your choice. You might do this for a ritual bath or for the benefits these healing herbs have for your skin, or other things such as soothing sore muscles and relieving stress with aromatherapy.
Magical and Medicinal Herbs
Not only do many herbs have benefits for your skin, but also your spirit. Many of the magical properties overlap with the aromatherapy benefits, and even the medicinal properties, showing us that ancient wisdom was the magic that science didn’t understand yet, to paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke. You could even add green tea to any teabag which is wonderful for your skin, making it an actual tea instead of just an herbal bag.
For the purpose of this article, only the magical and aromatherapeutic benefits of each herb will be listed, but you can easily find the skin benefits of each plant. Check out the article, High Vibrational Skincare, for some of the skin benefits. Rosemary, for example, is great for hair health, and mint soothes inflamed skin.
- Agrimony: protection, uncrossing, banishing negativity
- Bergamot: wealth, prosperity, happiness
- Chamomile: luck, peace, prosperity
- Eucalyptus: productivity, energy, focus
- Feverfew: protection, uncrossing
- Hyssop: purification, uncrossing
- Jasmine: love, prosperity, sleep
- Juniper: protection, sex, love
- Lavender: love, peace, sleep
- Lemon Verbena: love, purification, creativity
- Patchouli: love, passion, prosperity, creativity
- Peppermint: prosperity, positivity, purification
- Rose: romantic love, sexual passion
- Rosemary: protection, purification, mental clarity
Do It Yourself Bath Teas
Choose from the above herbs that fit your intentions or draw inspiration from the suggestions below. There are many types of bags to contain your herbs. The first is paper tea filters that you can usually find at an Asian food store or a health food store. If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly option, try a muslin bag or the organza bags that often come when you order online from a small business. You can reuse and refill these bags every time you want to take a ritual bath instead of throwing them away when you’ve finished with the contents.
In a separate bowl, combine the herbs. You can even add ritual salts, oats, or powdered milk to this mixture. Fill up the bag with the contents and cinch it closed. After you draw your bath, allow your teabag to float in the water while you take your ritual bath, infusing the water with your intentions.
Creativity Bath Tea
Did you know baths improve circulation and help you think clearer? Now it makes sense why the best ideas come while you’re in the bath with no place to write them down! When you take this ritual bath, be sure to have something waterproof to record your ideas so this creativity-stimulating bath tea doesn’t go to waste.
- Lemon Verbena
Uncrossing Bath Tea
The uncrossing bath has its roots in Hoodoo and is meant to remove obstacles that keep you stuck from moving forward on your path. If you’re unsure if you’ve been crossed, try an egg cleansing. This ritual is harmless if you have not been crossed so perhaps the best way is to see if your situation improves after taking this bath. It should be performed three days in a row for the best results.
The purification is done by pouring the water over your head to remove any curse. You can do this with cupped hands or you might like to take a bowl with you. When you’ve finished, allow the water to air dry on your skin instead of wiping it dry with a towel.
Prosperity Bath Tea
Ever dreamed of swimming in money like in those old cartoons (don’t lie, we all have)? Try a prosperity bath instead! Use this when you need a bit of extra cash, or do this regularly if you’re trying to build wealth. You can bathe yourself in the energy of wealth and go out into the world naturally drawing opportunities for money to you!
Love Bath Tea
Love spells are probably one of the most sought-after witchcraft spells, yet you cannot — and should not — coerce someone to love you. The most effective love spells are the kind you do to yourself, a way of attracting someone you want to you naturally. There are certain herbs that attract specific genders so use the ones that match your preference, or if the person you want falls somewhere in between or you don’t have a preference, you could mix some or all of these herbs together.
To attract men:
To attract women:
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