Entertainment Fashion & Style How To: Green Tea Bath Share PINTEREST Email Print Ross Alan Pollack, Hong Kong/Getty Images Fashion & Style Skincare Advice Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Do It Yourself Shoes Makeup Hair Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Jen Adkins Jen Adkins Twitter Jen Adkins is a beauty writer and licensed cosmetologist. Her biggest passion is sun protection and sun safety, and she loves to educate readers on how to best take care of their skin. She graduated cosmetology school in 1997, and holds a license to practice cosmetology in the state of Wisconsin. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 05/24/19 Despite what we know about baths and dry skin, sometimes there is nothing better at reducing stress than taking a nice, warm bath. There are many things you can add to your bath water to pamper your skin like milk and honey, epsom salts and even tea so don't think drying bubbles are your only option. Green tea has great benefits head to toe, inside and even outside your body, so it isn't such a crazy idea to save some of those tea bags for your bath tub. What You Need 6 Tea BagsA tub filled with warm water Instructions: Simply add the tea bags to your tub and fill with warm water. Let the tea bags steep for 15 to 20 minutes before taking them out. Sure, it's best if you wait to get in after the tea has steeped in your tub, but by then the water will be cold so if you want to wait, put hot water in your tub. If you don't want to wait, it's totally fine. What to Expect: The tea will turn your bath water a nice greenish-brown color. Green tea is known as a great antioxidant and detoxifier when drinking or applying straight to skin. Extras: This doesn't have to be a one-ingredient bath. I love to add a full cup or more of epsom salts to my bath no matter what I'm adding in it. My last bath was 6 tea bags + epsom salts and it was lovely. Don't Forget: Moisturizing is so important after a bath. Apply a thick cream or natural moisturizer to your skin immediately after getting out to avoid dry skin. Exfoliating at the end of your bath is also a great way to keep your skin looking smooth and flake-free.