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 an 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. Find WFN’s chamomile here.
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. Find WFN’s rosehips here.
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. Find WFN’s organic peppermint here.
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. Find WFN’s lemon balm here.
Here is my favorite DIY herbal tea blend for relaxation this fall!
To make 1 cup of tea, each part can be 1/2 teaspoon.
Or make up enough tea to last through the season by increasing each part to half a cup!
- Heather Harris