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Home-Made Herbal Bath Tea Bags

Today was the last day of the school year, and like many people, we enjoyed making a little home made gift to thank our teachers for all their hard work. This year the children have had lots of fun making Herbal Bath Tea Bags. We used little muslin drawstring bags, which the kids decorated with stamps using our washable, home made fabric paint - we love how they turned out, and even stamped little cards to match.

 

Home made presents are such a lovely thing to give and receive, and are perfect for teacher appreciation gifts, hostess gifts or to pop into home made hampers. They are also a fabulous way to get children involved. These Bath Tea Bags are such fun to make, and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

We have been learning lots about herbs and their uses over the last few months. There are so many plants that have a positive action on your skin, making them perfect to use in bath products. Our 21 Botanicals that are fabulous for your skin post doesn't cover every single one, but will certainly give you a good starting point if you'd like to learn a little more.

 

Home made presents are such a lovely thing to give and receive, and are perfect for teacher appreciation gifts, hostess gifts or to pop into home made hampers. They are also a fabulous way to get children involved. These Bath Tea Bags are such fun to make, and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

We have 2 sizes of these little bags, so decided to make two different herbal mixtures to fill them. For the bigger bags we made a relaxation soak, and for the tiny ones we put together a beautiful skin renewal mix.

Our Relax mix combines Oats, Hops, Lavender and Chamomile to sooth and moisturise the skin, and would be perfect to have as a relaxing soak at the end of a hard day, or just before bed to promote a fabulous night's sleep.

 

Home made presents are such a lovely thing to give and receive, and are perfect for teacher appreciation gifts, hostess gifts or to pop into home made hampers. They are also a fabulous way to get children involved. These Bath Tea Bags are such fun to make, and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

While our Renew mix contains Linden Flowers, Meadowsweet, Hibiscus, Lemon Verbena, Chamomile, Rose, Honeysuckle, Red Clover and Calendula for their beautifying, and anti-aging properties, as well as their wonderful fragrance.

 

Home made presents are such a lovely thing to give and receive, and are perfect for teacher appreciation gifts, hostess gifts or to pop into home made hampers. They are also a fabulous way to get children involved. These Bath Tea Bags are such fun to make, and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

We then popped all our bath tea bags into a  larger cotton bag, with our home-made cards and a little note telling our recipients about what is in their gift - It is important to always provide a list of ingredients for all home-made gifts in case of any sensitivities.

 

Home made presents are such a lovely thing to give and receive, and are perfect for teacher appreciation gifts, hostess gifts or to pop into home made hampers. They are also a fabulous way to get children involved. These Bath Tea Bags are such fun to make, and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

All the children's teachers looked delighted with their home-made bath tea bags, and we think it's a lovely way to show our appreciation for everything they do. For more home-made gift inspiration why not check out our Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub, or our wonderful Bath Fizzes.

 

Home made presents are such a lovely thing to give and receive, and are perfect for teacher appreciation gifts, hostess gifts or to pop into home made hampers. They are also a fabulous way to get children involved. These Bath Tea Bags are such fun to make, and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

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34 Comments

  • Reply Chantel

    Hi. What a gorgeous gift!
    What size ate your bags and what are they called?

    December 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      If you search for Unbleached Cotton Drawstring Muslin Bags on eBay or Amazon they should come up Chantel. I think the ones we used here were 3 inches by 5 inches but they come in a whole range of sizes 🙂

      December 6, 2017 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Jenny @ Support Your Beauty

    Hi Sarah,

    I just made homemade bath tea bags and give some to my neighbour as a present because they are new in the area and they loved it. I am planning to make more and give some to my officemates. This was a clever idea. Thanks!

    September 8, 2017 at 11:11 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      What a lovely welcome for your new neighbour Jenny, thanks for letting us know you tried them 🙂

      September 14, 2017 at 9:22 am
      • Reply Evelyn

        Where do you get such a wide variety of dried herbs and flowers? 🙂

        September 15, 2017 at 10:54 pm
        • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

          I collect some of them from the wild and buy the rest online Evelyn, there’s lots of good suppliers out there and loads of sellers on platforms like eBay.

          October 6, 2017 at 9:16 am
    • Reply Amanda

      How do u use these please? I know it might sound silly but I have never heard of these and I would love to give them a try

      November 2, 2017 at 10:53 pm
      • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

        You simply drop the whole bag into your bath Amanda and allow it to infuse the water 🙂

        January 15, 2018 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply carol theunissen

    love the tea bag idea

    September 8, 2017 at 8:07 am
  • Reply 5 Recipes for Herbal Tea Baths - Ask Dr. Kathleen Hall

    […] Renewing tea bath. For this bath tea, you need a variety of dried flowers including, linden flowers, meadowsweet, hibiscus, lemon verbena, chamomile, rose, honeysuckle, red clover, and calendula. The linden flowers help with relaxation and the meadowsweet can help improve your mood, so it’s no surprise that this recipe is called “Renew.” For further directions check out this blog post. […]

    February 2, 2017 at 10:55 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks for including us in your Herbal Tea Baths round-up Dr Kathleen 🙂

      February 10, 2017 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Mary-the boondocks blog

    The bags you put them in are so pretty and the dried herbs and flowers are also very pretty. Maybe we can make art out of them… I love your blog!!
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    September 27, 2016 at 7:47 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thank you so much Mary, we love making our own gifts for people and we know they are always appreciated 🙂

      September 30, 2016 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Sounds like a wonderful way to the days end with a soak in the tub with a therapeutic tea soak. I love the gift bags with the leaf print, they are so cute!
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    September 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I adore the leaf block. It’s funny to think that somewhere in the world there’s a person who carved it who has no idea how much we all admire it – wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to tell them!

      September 30, 2016 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Awesome gift for all occasions. I love how you combine your love for nature and make all these amazing things Sarah.
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    September 26, 2016 at 3:58 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Michelle, I definitely feel more inspired when I am surrounded by it 🙂

      September 30, 2016 at 10:00 am
  • Reply victoria j ingham

    Absolute great idea I just cant wait to make these as gifts for myself and my family thank you so very much

    August 22, 2016 at 6:19 am
  • Reply Erin - Suburban Simplicity

    I love giving homemade gifts and this idea is just lovely! What a nice way to say thanks to a friend or host.

    August 1, 2016 at 12:07 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Everyone was delighted with them Erin, and it’s another great idea for those who don’t want alcohol or sweets (which are the other things we often make 🙂

      August 1, 2016 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Ilka

    I’m really inspired to give these bath tea bags a try! Such a fab idea!

    July 31, 2016 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    These look like so much fun. I think I’m going to make some for my kids and myself as Christmas gifts. How did you dry yours? In the microwave or by hanging them? And do you let the flower die first and then collect or while they are still alive? I am so curious! LOL There are some cute little burlap bags at Walmart, I wonder if I could use those? Or if they are treated with something that you wouldn’t want in your bath? I may have some leftover material from pillows that I could use. You place these bags in the bath directly, correct? Can you use them more than once? Obviously I am full of questions today!

    July 31, 2016 at 6:29 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Some I dried myself and some I bought online. Mostly the ones I dried myself, I dried in bunches, mainly because I wanted a decent quantity, and also I think leaves dry better than flowers in the microwave. I think that generally the flowers look better if you start drying them when they are in peak condition – looking at the hedgerows my dried Meadowsweet and honeysuckle looks a lot better than what I see outside, the colour in particular, and of course things like the elderflower have all matured into berries now, so cutting it stops that process. I do throw the whole bag in the bath. Muslin bags are good because you can actually use them on the skin if you want to exfoliate, and they saturate quickly. Burlap would be lovely for something like bath salts, which you could tip out into the bath. Of course there is nothing to stop you tipping the herbs straight in – it’s just a bit of a pain cleaning the bath after. I would say any thing cotton would be good for bags, muslin can be used again – I wash it when I use it for things like preserve making (or draining things out of alcohol) and it comes up ok, although maybe not perfect enough for gift giving 🙂

      August 1, 2016 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Sam@Raggedy Bits

    These sound absolutely divine! What a lovely gift idea as you said!
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    July 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Katrin

    These are so beautiful, what a lovely lovely idea and homemade gift! I’d never use it because it’s so pretty but for sure have it up for decor!
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    July 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Katrin. It’d be lovely to add scent to a room too, although we try and make our gifts useful so that we don’t add to the number of things they already have in their home 🙂

      July 28, 2016 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Hi Sarah, I remember buying little herbal bath soaks for my Mum back in the day and I’m sure homemade would have gone down better. Love the way your herbs have retained their colour.

    xx

    July 26, 2016 at 9:32 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I think we might make some bath salts next, which is what I always remember from when we were young – they’ve got some fabulous benefits for your skin too, and are back in fashion now 🙂 The flowers are beautiful aren’t they, we only dried some of them ourselves though, some we bought 🙂

      July 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Linda Nelson

    So pretty. What a great little gift or party favor.

    July 26, 2016 at 1:54 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Our teachers seemed delighted with them, and the kids loved mixing up the blends 🙂

      July 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm

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