Everybody has long known the health benefits of drinking green tea, including its powerful antioxidant fighters against many types of cancers, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, digestive issues, skin disorders, to name a few. There are physicians across Asia that have for centuries treated patients with all types of health issues with a combination therapy of ingested medication and herbal, detoxifying baths.

If green tea and other ingredients such as organic fruits have been lauded for their health boosting properties when ingested, surely their usage as part of an herbal bath has merit. In fact, green tea, white tea, orange extracts, grape extracts and similarly potent ingredients have long been used by leading cosmetic companies around the world in their facial and body creams with promises of eternal youth and eradication of harmful environmental effects. You don’t need to pay hundreds of dollars to cosmetic companies or luxury spas to treat yourself to a relaxing and potentially health boosting bath at home. It’s easy and affordable.

6-8 green tea bags
4 large oranges, cut in halves
Flower petals (optional)

Toss in 6 to 8 green tea bags along with the orange halves in the bathtub and run the hot water. Sprinkle flower petals, if using, once the bathtub is filled. Soak for up to half an hour.