Thursday, 16 October 2014

How to make Oatmeal Bath Bags

Oatmeal  Bath Bags

I make these as gifts or to take along when I'm doing a market. 

You'll need:

2 cups oatmeal (you can grind rolled oats and use those)
1 cup milk powder
1/2 cup dried lavender buds
1/4 cup dried calendula petals
1/4 cup dried chamomile
a few drops of lavender essential oil

Cut the muslin into roughly A5 size pieces. If the muslin has an open weave you may need to use a double thickness. 

Fold the fabric pieces in half and stitch the side seams, leaving the top of the bag open (the top should be narrower than the sides).

In a bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add the essential oil to the dry mix a drop at a time making sure everything is well mixed and not clumping. 

Spoon the mixture into the bags leaving space at the top. Tie securely with ribbon, thread or twine. 

Storage: Store the pouches in an airtight container in cool, dry conditions. 

To use: Add to the bath as it's running. Can be used to scrub yourself. Discard after use.

In the photo above are some I've made. I used thin garden twine and left the top edge of the bags raw for a rustic look.

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