I don’t think anyone will disagree that Saturday is the best day of the week. You have the time to rest, go out, do the things you were waiting for the whole week and still have one day of sleep to go. I tend to take my time and think more on Saturdays. I plan, I dream, I make. Today is one of those days that I woke up with this idea in my mind that I won’t just have a quick morning shower, but rather soak in the bathtub for as much as I like. Then I thought that wasn’t enough. I needed something more special for my morning ritual and I found the perfect idea online… Homemade Aromatherapy with dried herbs. Perfect for body and soul. I had to recreate it a bit, use my own combinations (there is no limit there actually) and then, just relax and enjoy the benefits of nature, while being submerged in scented hot water. Quite a treat.
I was thinking that since the Christmas holidays are not that far away, that could be one of the many great ideas out there for a small, handmade gift to a friend. It will be very appreciated as everybody would prefer to avoid buying those expensive (and sometimes animal tested) bath products and not to soak in (mostly) chemicals… So there it is. The most easy DIY herb bags for your bath.
- Take any kind of natural porous fabric (or cheese cloth) and cut it in 15cm by 15cm squares.
- Buy the dried herbs of your choice and mix them in a jar or bowl.
- Place a small portion at the centre of the fabric, pull the edges together and tie it with a natural string!
- Decorate near the knot with a herb or flower of your choice for a nice gift presentation.
I used chamomile, rosemarie, cloves and lavender.
You can create your own combination, with ingredients like:
Lavender (dried), Herbs, Tea, Cinnamon, Sea salt (thick grains), Oats (moisturising), Essential oils, Lemon/Orange peels, etc. The list is endless really.
After your bath, the bags can be emptied, washed and refilled, so using a jar with more mix for your friend and the bag fabric as the cup decoration would also be a fantastic idea! (Just try to avoid using ingredients that dye (like dried Ibiscus), if you don’t want your bath water coloured! 🙂 Enjoy!