How to Make Super Easy Bath Soaks

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by Craft Invaders
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Today was the last day of the school year, and like many people, we enjoyed making a little homemade gift to thank our teachers for all their hard work. This year the children have had lots of fun making Herbal Bath Soaks. We used small muslin drawstring bags, which the kids decorated with stamps using our washable, homemade fabric paint – we love how they turned out, and even stamped little cards to match.

We have been learning lots about herbs and their uses over the last few months. There are so many plants that have a positive action on your skin, making them perfect to use in bath products. Our  21 Botanicals that are fabulous for your skin post doesn’t cover every single one, but will undoubtedly give you a good starting point if you’d like to learn a little more.

We have 2 sizes of these little bags, so decided to make two different herbal mixtures to fill them. For the bigger bags we made a relaxing soak, and for the tiny ones, we put together a beautiful skin renewal mix.

Our Relax mix combines Oats, Hops, Lavender and Chamomile to soothe and moisturise the skin, and would be perfect to have as a relaxing soak at the end of a hard day, or just before bed to promote a fabulous night’s sleep.

While our Renew mix contains Linden Flowers, Meadowsweet, Hibiscus, Lemon Verbena, Chamomile, Rose, Honeysuckle, Red Clover and Calendula for their beautifying, and anti-ageing properties, as well as their beautiful fragrance.

We then popped all our herbal bath soaks into a larger cotton bag, with our home-made cards and a little note telling our recipients about what is in their gift – It is important to always provide a list of ingredients for all home-made gifts in case of any sensitivities.

All the children’s teachers looked delighted with their home-made herbal bath soaks, and we think it’s a lovely way to show our appreciation for everything they do. You can find our post on our homemade fabric paint here.

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