Chamomile has a lot of really great benefits: it’s good for skin, hair, digestion, coughs colds… but perhaps the thing it is known for the most is it’s relaxation properties. One of the best ways to enjoy chamomile is as a tea. I know, I know… technically it’s not tea. But by steeping the fresh or dried flowers in boiling water, you can make a delicious, relaxing tea to drink before bed or as you sit in a nice hot bath. This particular recipe is almost absurdly easy.

You will need: tea

2 tbsp dried or fresh chamomile flowers

2 apple slices 

2 cups water

You simply heat the water to boiling and put it aside in another container.  Add the apple slices to the pot and mash them up as good as you can with a spoon, then add the chamomile flowers. Pour the 2 cups boiling water back in to the pot, cover and let it steep (sit) for about 5 minutes. Strain, sweeten with honey or sugar and enjoy. That’s it!

This recipe is very easy to double, triple or half. It’s just 1 tbsp flowers and 1 apple slice per 1 cup of water. Easy! You can also add a teaspoon of dried or fresh lavender flowers to make it even more relaxing, or a teaspoon of coconut oil to get your daily coconut oil in a tasty new way. A little dash of fresh mint gives it a little zip. Experiment and see what you come up with.