[ Recipe: DIY SPA - Color Me Calm Tea Blend ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Co
color me calm tea blend

This mom-tested and mother-approved tea is sure to calm frazzled nerves at the end of a hectic day. It’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, too, plus floral and spicy notes with a hint of citrus to please the palate. Tip: Package this gift in a glass jar decorated with ribbon with a heart-shaped tea ball attached!

2 tablespoons oatstraw
2 tablespoons chamomile
1 tablespoon skullcap *
1 tablespoon nettle
1 tablespoon red raspberry leaf *
1 tablespoon whole rose buds
2 teaspoons cinnamon chips
2 teaspoons dried, chopped lemon peel

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to blend. Scoop into a glass jar or tin with lid and label. To use, fill a tea ball with tea and steep in 1 cup hot water for 2-3 minutes. Sweeten with honey, if you wish.

*Omit these herbs if pregnant or nursing. Substitute rose hips.

Discover more information about
A Mother's Day of Your Own Making: History, Tradition, and DIY Herbal Spa Ideas
in the archived edition of our April 2018 email.