March 25, 2021

DIY Guava Leaves Herbal Bath

Day 84 of 2021 -  Bawal muna mag enjoy sa labas kaya DIY Home Herbal Bath using guava leaves, kalamansi leaves, lemon leaves, peppermint leaves and bougainvilla flowers. 

Some classic herbs to use for herbal or aromatherapy bath include lavender, rose, chamomile, calendula, jasmine, and ylang ylang, Problem is I do not have them in my garden. What I have is guava, peppermint, lemon, calamansi and bougainvilla. So that's what I use for my Home Herbal Bath as I wait for gcq to end so my yoga friends and I can soon visit Santess Herbal Wellness Spa in Silang, Cavite.

Guava leaves are as great as the fruit, which is credited for being a powerhouse of nutrients and is widely popular too. Just like the fruit, the leaves too contain vitamin B and C, which help boost collagen activity required for hair growth. It is great as tea or as bath soak as guava can cure common skin problems like itchiness and acne. (Source: internet)

Benefits of Calamansi Leaves are Anti bacterial, Anti fungal activity, Relieves itching from insect bites. Home aroma therapy and more.

Lemon leaves extract is also used for calming the senses and thus is used in various beauty products to give that soothing and calming effect such as skin creams. Lemon tree extract or lemon balm is also used in bathing bars and toiletries to give that refreshing fresh feeling after the bath.

Peppermint leaves when added to bath water helps releives stress and sunburn pain.

Bougainvilla has been shown to possess anticancer, antidiabetic, antihepatotoxic, anti-inflammatory, antihyperlipidemic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiulcer properties.

Disclaimer: It is always best to consult your doctor/dermatologist for any skin problems before doing any herbal bath at home.


Bring the water to a boil and pour it over the guava leaves, lemon leaves and calamansi leaves .

Cover, and let steep for at least 20 minutes.

Add the tea directly to a full, warm bath. 

Add bougainvilla, lemon leaves and calamansi leaves directly to the bath.

For additional relaxation, add 2 cups of Epsom salts directly to the bath.

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