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Cold Herbal Compresses

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Chamomile with Lavender tea bags next to cold compress
Updated on July 19, 2018

Whether you’re trying to cool yourself down during a heatwave, or take the tension out of a tough day, cold herbal compresses are fast and easy herbal remedies. They can increase skin tone, soothe tired eyes, and add a natural glow to your face. And taking the time to lie down and enjoy this herbal remedy does wonders for your state of mind. Calming, soothing and revitalizing for your head, neck, chest or feet, cold compresses are a fast way to give your body the tender loving care it needs to take a break and cool down.

Compresses—or fomentations, as they’re often called in herbalism—are clean linens or washcloths soaked in hot or cold herbal infusions to help accelerate your body’s natural healing process. Used hot or cold, depending on your situation, they can bring energy to the compressed area of the body and help the body focus on healing.

Cold compress ingredients next to Green Tea Peppermint, Chamomile with Lavender, and Peppermint cartons /><p>In this cold compress recipe, we recommend using a combination of our teas and essential oils to infuse your cloth with herbal goodness. Below are a few of our favorite teas to make our compresses:</p>
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Chamomile with Lavender: This herbal combo is the perfect dose of total calm when you need it most. Fragrant, beneficial and relaxing, it’s a great tension-buster. We recommend using this on your forehead, neck, or chest to help you slow down. Consider supplementing with a couple of drops of lavender essential oil.

Peppermint: Refresh your spirit with the minty goodness of peppermint. Our peppermint is high in essential oils, making it as aromatic and uplifting as it is mildly tingly. This one feels great on tired feet after a long run or hike.

Green Tea Peppermint: Reignite your summer sparkle with the mildly invigorating boost of green tea and the minty refreshment of peppermint. Try it on your face or tired eyes.

Cold Herbal Compresses



  • 2-4 cotton or linen wash cloths
  • Large glass bowl
  • Plate/ lid for the glass bowl



  • Two herbal tea bags per each towel.
    • Tea suggestions: Chamomile-Lavender, Green Tea Peppermint, and Peppermint.
  • 1 cup of water per each towel used
  • Essential oil suggestions:
    • Lavender: calming and soothing
    • Peppermint: energizing and cooling
    • Eucalyptus: invigorating and awakening

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