Warm weather days are just around the corner, so it’s time to start getting ready to beat the heat and love your skin as the rays make their way to wherever you are. One of my favorite ways to get all of the benefits from healing herbal tea when I’m on the go during the summer is by making an herbal spray. These are a breeze to make and they are a real blessing!
An herbal tea spritz is made from cooling herbs that tonify and protect the skin. The tea is chilled in the fridge in a common spritz or spray bottle and taken with you whenever you go out. I love having mine on hand for road trips, reading out in the sun, doing yard work, or enjoying an outdoor summer concert and I know you will too!
You can be creative with the herbs you use for your herbal tea spritz, just make sure that you don’t use any herbs that you are allergic to.
Here are some herbs I like to use…
Great for the skin, nicely scented, and very hydrating. Chamomile is also excellent for sunburns, so use it heavily in a spritz to cool and heal the skin after too much time in the sun.
The scent of lavender spritz on a hot summer’s day is amazing! Lavender herbal spray is antiseptic and can help fight acne and blackheads while you soak up the sun!
Also known as marigold, Calendula loves our skin and is one of the best herbal teas to apply directly to the face, arms, neck, and legs. Adding Calendula to your summer herbal tea spritz is a hassle-free way to nourish your largest organ while loving the warm weather.
Oat straw has an array of vitamins and minerals, including natural zinc, that skin adores. This is an essential addition to any healing herbal skin spray, and its cooling nature is a real treat when the sun is out. Oat straw is the same plant, Avena sativa, as oatmeal – an herb widely celebrated for its skin healing abilities.
Rose hips add a blast of vitamins to your spritz and bring some amazing skin healing properties as well.
Lemon Verbena, Sage, and Rosemary
To add subtle all-natural fragrance to your herbal tea spritz, try any of these three herbs.
How To Make Your Herbal Spray
- Get a brand new spray or spritz bottle. You can find these at most beauty supply stores, health food stores, grocery stores – usually in the cosmetics area.
- Figure out how much water your spritz bottle can hold. If you aren’t sure, fill it up with water, then empty it into a measuring cup to get a volume.
- Combine your herbs together in equal parts until you have about 2 tablespoons per 8 ounces/1 cup of water. Adjust as needed to fit your bottle.
- Brew your herbal tea like usual.
- Allow the water to cool completely before carefully pouring it into your bottle. If you add a splash (about 5% of the total volume) of organic vodka or grain spirits, it will help preserve the blend longer.
- Keep your spritz bottle refrigerated when not in use. It should be replaced after 7 days, or if the blend starts to change color or scent.
Using Your Spray
Liberally spritz your face, arms, neck, legs, and scalp with the blend. You will feel an instant cooling sensation and the fragrance of the natural herbs will be a real treat!
The Sun should be taken seriously. Always use sunscreen when you spend time in the sun, and make sure that your sunscreen product is waterproof if you plan on using an herbal spray.