DIY Herbal Tea Blend For Relaxation

DIY Herbal Tea Blend For Relaxation

 

Fall is in the air, and with it comes refreshing relief from the heat and humidity of summer.

Crisp, falling leaves and shorter days with cool nights are all relaxing. Bonfires, sweatshirts, and warm drinks are on the list and are enjoyed often. Making a DIY herbal tea blend for relaxation on a cool evening seems to be in order here.

Often, herbal teas have different components to them. Each herb plays a different role in the flavor and potential health benefits of the tea.

Herbs For Relaxation

Some are more for relaxing, some are for taste, and others can have a more medicinal effect. Which herbs you blend and how you blend them are important for these reasons. These herbs are perfect additions for a relaxing DIY herbal tea blend:

Chamomile: (Matricaria recutita) Chamomile is well-known for it’s relaxation properties, light scent, and amazing flavor. It’s an easy herb to fall in love with, especially for tea blends. It pairs very well with other herbs and is perfect for just about anyone. The only ones who shouldn’t add chamomile are those allergic to ragweed since it is in the same family.

Rosehips: (Rosa spp.) With rosehips being popular for their Vitamin C content and their delicate flavor, they’re a must have in any tea blend.

Peppermint: (Mentha piperita) This herbaceous plant is pungent, slightly sweet, dry, stimulating, relaxing, and warming with a secondary cooling action. Rich in minerals and vitamins as well, peppermint is a complementary herb to add to your tea blends.

Lemon Balm: (Melissa officinalis) Lemon balm is part of the mint family, but with a flavor all its own. It’s a favorite for even those with a sensitive palate because of its lemony flavor and scent. Lemon balm has been said to “calm the nervous heart”, which makes it a wonderful part of this relaxation blend.

Here is my favorite DIY herbal tea blend for relaxation this fall!

DIY Herbal Tea Blend For Relaxation
Chamomile has long been used for relaxation. It's apple-y scent is light, crisp, and refreshing, making it the perfect addition to nearly any tea blend for fall.
    Prep Time2 minutes
    Cook Time5 minutes
    Ingredients
    • 2parts dried chamomile flowers
    • 2parts dried rosehips
    • 2parts dried peppermint
    • 1part dried lemon balm
    Instructions
    1. Add all ingredients to a jar. Gently shake to combine the ingredients and cap tightly.
    2. To use, simply add 2 tablespoons tea mixture to 8 ounces boiling water and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
    3. Strain and sweeten as desired.
    Recipe Notes

    Make up enough tea to last through the season by measuring each part to half a cup.

     

     

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