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Herbal Tub Tea

Herbal Tub Tea

Materials:

Mesh ball/tea infuser (usually used for tea)
Herbs
Oatmeal (use 1 cup for every 4 cups of herbs)
Essential oils
Mixing bowl
Decorative glass jar with secure lid
Parchment paper
Raffia
Pen

1. Combine herbs, essential oils and oatmeal in a mixing bowl and mix well.

2. Pour mixture into decorative glass jar and seal well.

3. Use parchment paper and pen to create a pretty tag with the following directions: "Use tea ball to scoop out contents. Close ball tightly and toss mesh ball into hot bath. Allow to steep 3 to 5 minutes before removing."

4. Use raffia to attach tag and mesh tea infuser to jar.

Here are some guidelines for selecting herbs and essential oils:

* To soothe, select one or more of the following: catnip, chamomile, comfrey, evening primrose flowers, jasmine, juniper berries, lemon balm, mullein and violet leaves (and/or flowers), rose or rose geranium leaves.

* To stimulate, use one or more of the following: basil, bay, pine, mint, lavender, sage, rosemary, thyme, or calendula flowers.

* To soothe aching muscles, try one or more of the following: bay, juniper, oregano, poplar buds & bark, sage, strawberry leaves, eucalyptus.

* To alleviate stress, the following work wonders: lavender, rose, lemon balm.

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April 2009

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