Eco Housekeeping Tip #22: Personal beauty edition! 1. Bay Leaf Bath Tea: Infuse fresh bay leaves with boiling water and steep for 10-15 minutes. Pour strained tea into bath to relieve sore/achy limbs. 2. Nettle Leaf Scalp Tonic: Boil a handful of nettles for 10-15 minutes. Strain water and transfer to fridge to cool. Once cool you can put the tonic in a spray bottle and use after you wash your hair. It encourages hair growth and eliminates dandruff.