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Bath tea by Malée's Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao

Inspired by the ethos of Malée, fusing age old African tribal beauty rituals and using natural active ingredients that have scientifically proven skin benefits, this easy bath tea will not only be a fun DIY project to make with your little one but it packs a hydrating punch. Prepare to turn a routine bath into a luxurious regime. It can also make a beautiful and thoughtful gift - maybe for your next bridal shower?


•   2 cups of Epsom salts •   2 heaped tablespoons of dried fruits and herbs (you want to cut these up into bits). My favourite mix is citrus, berries and rosemary – they not only look beautiful and emit a dreamy aroma but the natural essential oils from these will help boost your mood and anti-oxidise and soothe problem skin. •   15-20 drops of patchouli essential oil •   1 cup of oatmeal •   1 cup of powdered milk •  9 large tea filter bags or a muslin cloth cut into squares - lightweight twine will do too.


Mix the Epsom salts, dried fruit, herbs and patchouli essential oil in a large bowl, then add in the powdered milk. Blitz the oatmeal in a food processor or blender to get a coarse power with bits before adding it to the bowl as well. Mix well and you are ready to fill your tea bags. Loop a piece of string to allow for it to hang over the tap as you run a bath. Add tags if you want to personalise the tea bags as gifts and you are ready to go. Staple the tag to the twine on the tea bag or loop it through the twine if you used a muslin cloth. Makes 9 bath teas. For more fabulous recipes, check out our DIY section on the Malée blog: Discover more sensory indulgences by Malée in the HL November 2016 issue.