green tea bath benefits

Green Tea Bath Benefits + 3 Green Tea Detox Bath Ideas

green tea bath benefits

Green Tea is very popular because of its amazing effects on the skin. What are the green tea bath benefits and how to pamper yourself with a homemade green tea detox bath?

Since ancient times people have discovered the benefits of adding herbs and oils to their baths. For example, the consumption of perfumes and ointments in Rome was so high that Pliny disapproved of the crazy expenses that went from the imperial coffers to enrich Arabia, India, and China. And how to forget the legendary Cleopatra, probably the first to bathe in donkey milk. To satisfy her beauty bath daily, it is said that she had a stable of 700 donkeys!

Today it would be impractical and difficult to implement as a plan, but still, there is nothing better than a bath to pamper your skin, so we are going to give you some more modern and simple suggestions for a much cheaper but very efficient detox bath: a green tea bath! You can buy a green tea bath bag already prepared, just pure green tea leaves or mixed with chamomile, oats, lavender, and more. But why don’t try making your own green tea bath bag?

In this article, we explain the many benefits of a green tea bath and we’ll give a few recipes and ideas to improve your bath experience with creativity.

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Green Tea Bath Benefits for Your Skin


Green Tea contains EGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate, and catechin with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, a green tea bath can:

  • Reduce skin damage caused by sun exposure.
  • Prevent oily skin and acne.
  • Prevent wrinkle formation.
  • Improve skin hydration, and moisture.
  • Be a natural remedy for puffy eyes.
  • Improve skin elasticity.
  • Helps reduce inflammation in some skin conditions (psoriasis).

DIY Green Tea Bath, 3 DetoxRecipes


green tea bath benefits recipe

Let’s start with the ingredients and accessories you need to make your green tea bath:

  • green tea loose leaves. Since we lived in Hangzhou, China, our favorite green tea in the Longjing, or Dragon Well.
  • one or more herbs you like (eucalyptus, chamomile, rosemary, basil just to name a few you can use)
  • a natural fabric of your choice, for example muslin, or unbleached cotton.
  • string to close the bag

Put your mixture of green tea and herbs in the fabric and close your bath bag is ready. Of course, you can also buy a set of muslin cloth bags like these.

Remember, before and after bathing to drink enough water as the detoxing effect can cause a bit of dehydration. Choose a water temperature that makes you feel comfortable, stay in the water at least 20 minutes but try not to stay more than 40 minutes.


1. Green Tea Bath + Himalayan salts + Eucalyptus Essential Oil


green te bath recipes

Ingredients for one bath bag

The eucalyptus oil will add a pleasant fragrance and it is known for boosting circulation and reducing skin inflammation. Pink Himalayan salt has antimicrobial properties, perfect for exfoliating your skin. Mix the ingredients in your bath bag, shake for a second, and put in the hot water.


2. Green Tea Bath + Rosemary + Lavender Essential Oil


green tea rosemary bath

Ingredients for one bath bag

Mix the ingredients in your bath bag, shake for a second, and put in the hot water. You can add a cup of pink Himalayan salt or Epsom salt.


3. Green Tea Bath + Dry Lemon + Peppermint Essential Oil


green tea bat benefits

Ingredients for one bath bag

The procedure is the same as the above recipes, and if you like add salts. The peppermint cleanses the skin and the lemon will add a delicious relaxing fragrance to your bath.


More DIY and Home Spa Ideas?


Is green tea good for acne?

Yes, several clinical studies have proven the use of green tea is efficient in preventing acne and reducing breakouts.

What does putting green tea in your bath do?

Green Tea contains EGCG, Epigallocatechin gallate, and catechin with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, a green tea bath can reduce skin damage caused by sun exposure, prevent oily skin and acne, prevent wrinkle formation, improve skin hydration, and moisture, be a natural remedy for puffy eyes, improve skin elasticity, help reduce inflammation in some skin conditions (psoriasis)

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