To make the bath bags you will need:
- 50g rolled oats (not quick cook)
- 2 tablespoons calendula infused oil (see note below)
- 6-8 drops chamomile essential oil
- 6-8 drops lavender essential oil
Place the rolled oats into a non-metallic bowl. Add the infused and essential oils. Mix thoroughly to disperse the oils through the oats.
To make the bags take a piece of muslin approximately 18cm by 14cm. Fold in half and stitch along the sides three sides (leaving the top edge open) so that you have a bag approximately 8cm by 12-13cm. Turn the bag the right side our so that the stitched seams are on the inside. I leave the top edge of the bag unfinished as I like the look of the raw edges, but hem the top if you prefer a neater finish.
Spoon the oat-oil mixture into the bag leaving about 3cm at the top. Tie the bag shut with ribbon just above the level of the oats. For a more rustic look tie the bags with thin garden twine.
If you're not a sewer you can make a bag by cutting a piece of muslin approximately 18cm by 18cm. Lay the muslin flat. Place a couple of tablespoons of the oat mix into the centre of the muslin. Draw the edges up together and tie off tightly.
To use: drop the bag into the bath. Once it's quite wet the bag can be used as a bath sponge. Discard after use.
Storage: Store the unused oat mixture in an airtight container in cool, dry conditions.
Rolled oats have excellent skin soothing properties.
Calendula Infused Oil : If you'd like to make your own infused oil the instructions are here.
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