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

Chantel December 6, 2017 - 4:13 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders December 6, 2017 - 4:33 pm

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 🙂

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Jenny @ Support Your Beauty September 8, 2017 - 11:11 pm

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!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 14, 2017 - 9:22 am

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

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Evelyn September 15, 2017 - 10:54 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders October 6, 2017 - 9:16 am

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.

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Amanda November 2, 2017 - 10:53 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders January 15, 2018 - 10:41 pm

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

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carol theunissen September 8, 2017 - 8:07 am

love the tea bag idea

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 14, 2017 - 9:21 am

Thanks, Carol, they make a great little gift 🙂

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5 Recipes for Herbal Tea Baths - Ask Dr. Kathleen Hall February 2, 2017 - 10:55 am

[…] 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. […]

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 10, 2017 - 11:52 am

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

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Mary-the boondocks blog September 27, 2016 - 7:47 pm

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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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 30, 2016 - 10:05 am

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

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