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DIY Herbal Bath Tea – The Best Homemade Tub Soak!

Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite ways to practice self care, a DIY oatmeal and chamomile bath tea that I brew in my bath water! This simple recipe is not only incredibly soothing for skin irritations, but it's also a great way to unwind and de-stress after a long day!

DIY Herbal Bath Tea - The Best Homemade Tub Soak!

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Why Herbal Bath Tea?

Herbal tea baths have been used for centuries for their therapeutic properties.

Oatmeal is known for its skin-soothing benefits like help with dry skin, while chamomile has a calming effect and anti-inflammatory properties.

Together, they create an amazing bath experience that leaves your skin feeling soft AND is a balm to your mental health!

NOTE: Please DO NOT give to pregnant women because the chamomile has been known to cause miscarriage and is even an old wives tail for putting women into labor! Source Very Well Family

DIY Herbal Bath Tea - The Best Homemade Tub Soak!

Bath Tea Ingredients

This a super easy recipe, just add oat to dried flowers in a little bag… easy peasy!

  • 1/2 cup oats (old-fashioned or quick oats work fine)
  • 1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers (or you can use 2-3 chamomile tea bags)
  • Organza bags (you can find these online or at craft stores)
DIY Herbal Bath Tea - The Best Homemade Tub Soak!

Where to Find the Ingredients:

  • Oats: You probably already have these in your pantry!
  • Chamomile Flowers: You can find dried chamomile flowers or tea bags at most grocery stores or online retailers.
  • Organza bags: I get mine on Amazon. If you want to be all fancy you can use a muslin bag!


  1. Combine: In a small bowl, mix the oats and chamomile flowers.
  2. Bag it up: Spoon a few tablespoons of the mixture into an organza bag. Don't overfill the bag, as you want the water to flow through it easily.
  3. Run your bath: Start running your bathwater at a comfortable temperature. If I have sore muscles I add epsom salts and hot water, if I am looking for a relaxing bath I go with warm water!
  4. Hang the bag: Tie the organza bag to your bathtub faucet so the water runs through it as the tub fills!
  5. Soak and enjoy! Once the tub is full, hop in and let the calming scents and soothing properties work their magic. You can even gently squeeze the bag to release more of the herbal goodness into the water.


  • Customization: Feel free to experiment with other herbs like lavender, calendula, or rosemary for their unique benefits. You don't have to use dried flowers, if you have rosemary in your herb garden you can just cut a sprig and add it to your tea bag or choose mint leaves for an uplifting experience!
  • Recycle: If you got a fancy bouquet you can recycle your rose petals or other flower petals, add dried citrus peels or cut up small pieces of ginger for an invigorating scent!
  • Essential oils: Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the bag for extra aromatherapy benefits. Lavender essential oils will be calming while bergamot can add a little zing!
  • Leftovers: You can store the remaining bath tea mixture in an airtight container for your next soak.

DIY Bath Teas Wrapup

I had never heard of homemade bath tea bags before I tried this one and now I am a bathtub tea bags junkie! I even give them as gifts in herbal bath tea jars, kind of an adult crafts projects where my girls can make their own bath teas!

If you are into natural beauty like I am you are going to LOVE this super simple and holistic recipe!

Let me know if you try this recipe and how you like it! Don't forget to share your own favorite bath tea combinations in the comments below.

DIY Herbal Bath Tea - The Best Homemade Tub Soak!