Homemade bath soaks are one of the ways that I try to relax at the end of the day. It’s not always easy to find time to pamper yourself and escape from whatever worries or responsibilities you have for a few minutes. Using homemade bath soaks lets me turn a regular bath into something a bit more special. By making homemade bath soaks, I can pamper myself while keeping the costs down. I also know that the homemade bath soaks I’m using don’t contain any harmful chemicals or ingredients that are bad for the environment.
Homemade Bath Soaks
2 cups plain old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon dried lavender buds, culinary quality
1 chamomile tea bag, opened
1/2 cup baking soda
small muslin bags
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and pulse until the mixture looks like flour.
Fill each muslin bag with the mixture and tie shut. If you don’t have muslin bags, you can simply add about 1/3 cup to a hot bath, under running water. I prefer using a muslin bag to hold homemade bath soaks because it cuts down on clean up time.
You can store the homemade bath soaks mixture in a glass jar and just fill the muslin bag as needed. When done, just dump out the contents and rinse the bag out to dry for next time. Or, you can prepare a bunch of them at once and store them in a container with a tight fitting lid to keep moisture out. Tie them with a pretty pink or red ribbon and give them as Valentine’s Day gifts to your girlfriends, mom or even as a teacher’s gift at school.
Have you ever tried to make homemade bath soaks? What is your favorite version? Do you use them all the time or only on special days to relax?