Lavender Bath Tea

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on July 15, 2009

lavender bath

You don’t just eat it, you bathe in it! If you have dried lavender on hand, you can easily make your own lavender ‘bath tea’. Just mix a cup of dried lavender into a tub full of warm water and enjoy a luxurious, relaxing, spa like bath.  If you don’t want the lavender buds floating around in your bath, simply tie them into a bundle with cheese cloth and add the bundle to the  water.

Here’s what you do..(exclusive step-by-step instructions from my bathroom just for you ;))

lavender in tub

Fill your tub with warm water. Warmer the better, because the lavender will steep well. Lightly crush the dried lavender in your palms and put it in your bath water..

lavender buds in bath tub

Add a whole cup of dried lavender to your tub. I added the bunch you see at the edge of the tub - I tied it up and dried it after my lavender picking trip. I added the stems as well because they have a nice eucalyptus-like aroma. You can use only the lavender flowers and buds if you wish. If you want a stronger scented bath, make your water hotter and let the lavender steep in it for about 10 minutes..

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Then splash around…because its fun..

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…add more hot or cold water if you need to..

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..then invite a partner, disrobe, step in and enjoy your lavender scented bath!

Here’s my post on cooking with lavender and a recipe for lavender roasted onions.

If you havent had a chance to go lavender picking like I did, you can buy your lavender online.

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1 Rosa July 16, 2009 at 1:25 am

Wonderful shots! A fragrant and relaxing scent…

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Roses R Red July 16, 2009 at 7:00 am

Howdy, I came across to your blog from another. The food on your blog looks amazing! I think I am going to have to follow you and try some of your recipes! :)
That lavender bath looks delightful, I wish I could have a bath right now…unfortunately our bath is filled with junk, not water :(

Rose

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3 Manasi July 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Holy frickin moly, that is your bathroom? Where do you live, the Palace of Versailles? My entire closet sized apt could fit in there and then leave me room for clothes and such :) The new template is lovely!

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4 priya srinivasan July 16, 2009 at 8:26 pm

hey Sala….Ive been following you on twitter and your blog as well..
First of all…AMAZING pics! What camera do you use? I need to learn so much from you!
Secondly.I love your bathroom! I thought only Michael Jackson had gold/plated faucets …you do too! LOL

I am not sure where you live….I am in CA…I would love to get some blogging tips from you…Please feel free to contact me, if you ever get some time. You ahev my email address.
Thanks…you are inspiring me!

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Sala (Veggie Belly) Reply:

@priya srinivasan, I use a canon rebel xti..love the camera!

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5 shaz July 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Oh..I so have bathtub envy!! Such beautiful photos!

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6 a2zvegetariancuisine July 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Wow what a relaxing and aromatic bath. Nice pictures. You have a beautiful bathroom.

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7 varsha July 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Dittoing what the others said..amazing pics..now thats what I come here for n thats one helluva bathroom I say..:)

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8 nags July 17, 2009 at 1:57 am

love your new space and the pics in this post!! and if you actually live in a house with that bathroom in it, then am super jealous!!!

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9 Lubna Karim July 17, 2009 at 8:36 am

Oh wow………i call it royal pampering……

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10 Dana July 17, 2009 at 11:10 am

Sala! Your new site is absolutely gorgeous – and so easy to navigate! Bravo! I have tons of lavender in my garden right now and, while I have never really liked the scent of it dried, I love the fresh smell as I walk up our path. So nice to have you back!

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11 Soma July 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Love the pictures. How I wish i could leave behind the noise, the running around & slip into the bath;-)

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12 Laura July 20, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Beautiful pics!

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13 Sharon September 5, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Lavender is so relaxing and so is having a bathroom that looks that good!

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14 Viswa September 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I could live in this!!! Love the golden faucets! I love the title in dark green(in the background) with the golden motifs.

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15 Carson June 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

this is a wonderful idea, but I have to say – I used a little too much lavender, not to mention that it stuck all over my body and the tub and I had to spend longer in the shower rinsing it away and picking it out of my hair than I spent in the bath! next time I’ll do cheese cloth.

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