Monday, 30 November 2015

How to make Soothing Oatmeal Bath Bags

Like most of my skincare recipes this one isn't complicated.

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
  • muslin 

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.

I link up here.


  1. This sounds like something I need. I should def make this for myself and my mother, she would love it. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. These are really good for calming dry, itchy skin.

  2. Looks like something I could really use. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  3. Sweet and simple recipe! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  5. These would make a lovely gift. Especially for in a stocking or gift basket. I've been looking for small and useful gift ideas for my coworkers too, and this could work beautifully. Thank you for sharing on the #SundayBlogHop I'm scheduling a few social shares too :)

    1. These definitely make great gifts and thanks for the shares :)

  6. What a great simple and useful gift! Thanks for sharing on the Country Fair Blog Party this month.