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Tea Recipes and Journal

Tea Recipes and Journal

How to Make Lotions From Tea and Herbs

I have one lovely customer recently telling me about how she has been making lotions and a few topical tonics from our teas, so I thought I'd put together a list of both her recipes and a few others too. Images have also been provided by our customer too, so they may look a little different to our usual style.

We will most likely be adding recipes here over time so be sure to check back once in awhile or even better - contact us to add your own!

Stinging Nettle - Robyn.M

stinging nettle lotion in bottleIced Tea
"Two heaped tablespoons worth placed within a pot of boiling water. Steep this for several hours and then refrigerate. Drink 3-4 cups daily.
This is also excellent when used topically with cotton balls or makeup remover cloths. They will take the sting out of dry itchy rashes."

"Place a couple of tablespoons of dried nettle in a glass screw top jar and fill with a cup of olive oil. Leave in a sunny spot for a week, shaking the jar daily. Strain into a clean jar and label.  Good for lotions and salves using any dried herb." (This lotion would be a great natural solution for itchy skin and rashes as mentioned above too - Toby)

Chickweed Salve

2 tbsp (30 g) shea butter
2 tbsp (30 g) coconut oil
2 tbsp (30 g) chickweed infused oil
1 tsp (5 g) neem oil
1 tbsp (15 g) beeswax  (grated)
10-15 drops of essential oils: lavender, menthol or peppermint


Chaparral and Cleavers Salve

2 ounces beeswax
1 ounce jojoba oil
7 ounces infused olive oil (half and half Chaparral /Cleavers)
1 ounce coconut oil

Optional...1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil and 1 teaspoon of peppermint essential oil.

"Melt wax and oils, take off stove, cool slightly then add essential oils. Pour into jars.  I also poured some into a silicon mini cupcake mold. Easy to pop out when cold and store in the fridge and use cold." - Robyn.M


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About Toby Gospodarczyk

Toby Gospodarczyk is the founder of Tea Life. With an innate knowledge of Herbal Tea, his main goal is to make available as many teas from around the world as possible and educate on their various unique characteristics and qualities. In his spare time he can be found at the gym, researching tea, or sleeping in past his alarm clock.