Tea for Night Time De-stressing
The stress of the day can often carry over into our sleep if we don’t take the steps needed to properly unwind and get ready for a restful, healing night of sleep. Your body does all of the repairs, reset and rewiring while we sleep. If we don’t get the restful sleep we deserve, then our health can suffer in the long term because of it.
One great way to unwind is to create a bedtime routine around unwinding for bed. Mine often includes a bath with essential oils and epson salts. But every night, even when I don’t have time for a bath, I have a cup of warm tea.
For my tea, I pick a mix of chamomile flowers and holy basil both of which are known as powerful relaxation herbs. I also use hibiscus flower for the bright taste and the soothing color it adds. I add them to a small reusable tea strainer or a fillable tea bag and steep. I also add raw local honey during allergy season.
- 1 tsp raw honey (optional)
- 1 tbsp chamomile tea
- 1 tsp holy basil
- 1 tbsp hibiscus flower
- 8 oz hot water (not boiling)
- a sprinkle of Ceylon cinnamon
- Bring water to hot, just before boiling.
- Add chamomile, holy basil, and hibiscus to a tea steeper.
- Steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Add 1 tsp of raw honey is desired.
The benefits of a regular routine is that your body will start winding down as you start the routine out of habit and well help you get better sleep at night so you can heal and be more refreshed each day.