DIY Spa: Tea Treatments

This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself. Close your eyes, take a deep breath; it’s time for your spa therapy! All you need to do is sit back, relax, and let your tea do all the work.
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· BATHING BLISS ·

Candlelight mystery, discrete bubbles drifting softly, and a considerable sprinkling of rose petals keep you company. So precious is our time to be alone, to hit ‘pause’, reflect, relax. Bathing is a ritual that harkens back to ancient times and is still celebrated by so many cultures around the world, and for good reason. Elevate your frolic in soapy suds into pure bliss. Infuse your steaming waters with antioxidant-rich teas and restorative herbs. Remember that your skin is the largest organ of your body so it’s important to treat it with respect. Your skin will absorb the water’s nutrients, so ensure that your bath is nutrient-rich.

 

Choose high-quality, essential oil rich teas and allow them to infuse in the misty waters for a few minutes to ensure the full release of natural oils and nutrients. Slip into your birthday suit and inhale deeply as you allow yourself full release into the enticing waters below. The day slips into yesterday. Ahhhhh, the world drifts away. Rejuvenation achieved.

 

 

· INSIDER’S TIP ·

When using loose leaf tea, make sure to place tea into natural, unbleached Tea-To-Go filters, a cotton bag (unbleached) or cheese cloth before infusing your waters.

 

We recommend using organic green or white tea for its high concentration of antioxidants; organic peppermint for its uplifting aromatherapy; Rooibos for its soothing effect; and any true Camellia Sinensis tea (white, green, oolong or black) for its offering of healthy tannins.

 

 

· FINALLY! RELIEF FOR THE PUFFY ·

Once enjoyed for their enticing liquor, don’t throw out those lovely leaves. Instead, after steeping your favorite teabags, refrigerate them in a sealed container. Once chilled, ease into a favorite chair or bed and place the teabags on your eyelids as a compress. To be most effective, make sure to fully cover the lids and under-eye area and leave them to rest for 10 minutes or until the teabags are no longer chilled. Eyes should feel refreshed and puffiness retreated.

 

This simple treatment is a soothing delight for eyes weary from computer screens, a shortened sleep or from too good a time the night before. And believe us, your skin will thank you for it!

“So precious is our time to be alone, to hit ‘pause’, reflect, relax. Bathing is a ritual that harkens back to ancient times and is still celebrated by so many cultures around the world, and for good reason.”

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