Time for Tea
All of my tea soaps are made with a base of tea and enhanced with freshly grown herbs either foraged or from my own garden. The soaps are then scented with lovely organic essential oils to nourish both body and mind.
The tea soap idea was born from a deep love of tea for a well-stocked tea cupboard always raises a smile for me. Secondly from a love of tea parties and baking cakes. I hope you will enjoy the idea and even choose to rescue one of my abandoned tea-cups!
Abandoned Tea Cups
Tea cups have usually been rescued from lonely, often dusty shelves of local tat shops. They are all different, most come with a saucer.
Earl Grey Tea Soap
Earl Grey Tea Soap infused with bergamot essential oil. Bergamot is a natural relaxant, soothing for the nerves during times of stress and anxiety. It acts as a natural antiseptic. It also reports to function as a cicatrisant to help scars disappear promoting overall skin healing.
Peppermint and Rosemary Tea Soap
Ingredients: Saponified oils of Olive Pomace, Coconut, Rapeseed, Almond and Castor, Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), Peppermint (Mentha peperita), Essential oils of rosemary and peppermint.
The refreshing scent of peppermint provides light stress relief. It has a cooling effect on the skin, nourishes dull skin and improved oily skin. Menthol will give added benefits to respiratory ailments while rosemary adds skin tone and removes dryness. Rosemary also aids the mind acting as a brain and nerve tonic helping with concentration and forgetfulness. Good for exams!
Green Tea and Nettle Soap:
Ingredients: Saponified oils of Olive Pomace, Coconut, Rapeseed, Almond and Castor, Nettle (Urtica dioica), Green Tea (Camellia sinensis), Essential oils of Juniperberry (Juniperus communis) and Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens).
Green tea, rich in antioxidants acts as an anti-inflammatory reducing redness and swelling. Nettle is an amazing remedy for many complaints. The Romans used it for treating rheumatism but in skin products it is recommended for dry skin, eczema and psorisis. This soap is lightly fragranced with Juniperberry and Cypress oils.
Chamomile and Lavender Tea Soap
Ingredients: Saponified oils of Olive Pomace, Coconut, Rapeseed, Almond and Castor, Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Essential oils of Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia).
Lavender and chamomile are soothing to irritated skin. This relaxing combination helps to relieve nervous tension, anxiety and to ease muscular tension.