Do you smell that? It smells like love is in the air!
By the time you all see this post, Valentine’s Day would have already passed. However, if you are a romantic type, like we are, then you know cupid’s busy connecting the dots, all year long! It just so happens that yours truly at MP received one of the best gifts one [man] can make to get you closer to finding your true love.
From the awesome yoga instructor that brought us “Think Less, Do More”, our friend Hallie Anoff is at it again. This time, she is giving cupid a run for his money. Something tells us, this article will help seal plenty of deals regardless of the occasion.
When I was given this gift, I was specifically told, “Please don’t take it the wrong way…”. Only if I had a dollar for every time a female said that to me…
Anyways, today is not about me, it’s about all of you! We have a little DIY love project: Hallie’s Homemade Bath Tea. If your initial thought is to bathe in tealeaves and drink your bath water after, then you are not half wrong.
To get started, we will need the following ingredients:
· Empty teabags (roughly the size of your hand) – Important: must be the HEAT SEAL filter paper teabags.
· ½ to 1 lb Dried Lavender
· ½ to 1 lb Dried Chamomile
· ½ lb Epsom Salt
· Iron Board & Iron
Note: The above ingredients will roughly make a dozen teabags. Actual ingredient portions and sizes will vary depending on user preference.
1. Put one cup of equal parts dried lavender and dried chamomile into the empty teabag
2. Add two table spoons of Epsom Salt into the teabag
3. Once all ingredients are firmly packed into the bag, wet your fingers and run it across the adhesive sides and edges of the teabag
4. Place the teabag securely over the ironing board and run the iron over the slightly damped edges and sides to seal the bag
5. Once sealed, shake well, place in hot bath and enjoy (do not consume!)
We’d tell you how wonderful it feels, but we’d rather you hear it from the lady who came up with it, Hallie Anoff:
“Feeling stressed? Drop a tea bag in a hot bath and your worries will melt away. Lavender will relax you from head to toe, Chamomile will soften your skin and Epsom Salt will ease your muscles. After your bath you will be ready for a good nights rest!”
What else do you need!
We loved the bath tea bag so much that we actually sat down and gave some creative thinking: Depending on the occasion and your mood, feel free to mix and match the ingredients. Not only will the mixture of petals ignite the newfound fragrance, it might even spark some unexpected love chemistry.
As for my Valentine’s Day, I used all the dollars I saved from those, “Please don’t take it the wrong way…” rejections and bought me a Burger King, “Whopper Meal for Two”.
Photos used under Creative Commons from JD Hancock, Duncan Hull, Jim Champion, Aaron "tango" Tang, draxil, Derek Gavey, Luke Addison, Dennis Wong, Jeff Gill