Monday, 22 March 2010

Making herbal bath bags

I recently wrote an article for the Herb Society on making herbal bath bags (Herb Society members can read the full article in the member's area). I enjoyed trying out different combinations of herbs and other ingredients such as oats, epsom salts and sea salt. One of the blends was as follows:
Lavender and oatmeal
  • ½ cup dried lavender
  • ½ cup oats
  • A few drops of lavender essential oil
This is a lovely simple bag for a relaxing bath. When wet the oats give a slightly slimy feel to the bag (and the bath) but leave the skin feeling really soft. You can even use it as a gentle body scrub.
I wrapped the mixture up in a piece of muslin (about a dinner plate sized piece) and tied it with a ribbon.

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