How to Make Wonderful Herbal Bath Soaks at Home

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

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 Soaks. 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.

 

These wonderful herbal bath soaks are great fun to make, fabulous for your health and well-being 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.

 

These wonderful herbal bath soaks are great fun to make, fabulous for your health and well-being and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

 

What we used to make our Herbal Bath Soaks

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.

Cotton Muslin Bags (Amazon affiliate link)

A selection of dried herbs (Amazon affiliate link)

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.

 

These wonderful herbal bath soaks are great fun to make, fabulous for your health and well-being 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.

 

These wonderful herbal bath soaks are great fun to make, fabulous for your health and well-being and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

 

We then popped all our herbal bath soaks 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.

 

These wonderful herbal bath soaks are great fun to make, fabulous for your health and well-being and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

 

All the children’s teachers looked delighted with their home-made herbal bath soaks, 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 Best Homemade Reed Diffuser Oil Recipes, our Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub, or our wonderful Bath Fizzes.

 

These wonderful herbal bath soaks are great fun to make, fabulous for your health and well-being and can be tailored to suit the recipient.

 

 

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41 comments

Sarah October 8, 2019 - 1:58 pm

Another question, I am going to make the bags. Will cotton work? I thought I could also sew it completely up then.

Thanks

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Sarah - Craft Invaders October 8, 2019 - 3:02 pm

Hi Sarah, Any light cotton should work fine and I think sewing them up completely is a great idea 🙂

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Sarah October 8, 2019 - 1:28 pm

Hi,

These look amazing, just about to start making them for Christmas pressies. Can they be dried and reused or are they just used the once?

Thank you

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Sarah - Craft Invaders October 8, 2019 - 3:03 pm

I’ve never tried drying them out and re-using them but I’d say its certainly worth trying. I’d love to hear how it works if you do try it 🙂

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Jessie October 15, 2018 - 9:33 pm

So I know I am really late to the party here but these look awesome! My only question is what proportions of herbs did you you for the different mixes? I am looking at buying herbs in bulk for this and I am not sure how much of what would even be needed. If I missed a link or that info somewhere, I do apologize. I love this idea though and plan to do it very soon!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders October 15, 2018 - 10:01 pm

Thanks for your question Jessie, the answer is I pretty much make it up as I go along lol. Mainly because liking how it looks and smells is a big part of the finished project for me as well as the health benefits. Dried herbs are by their nature light so I tend to buy 100g at a time of the bulkier herbs such as the hops, rose petals, calendula and chamomile and smaller quantities of the leaves such as the lemon verbena and linden flowers (maybe 50g at a time). Those sorts of quantities would give you plenty to make at least a dozen generous bath soaks with some herbs left over. Hope that helps 🙂

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