Spa Bags Instruction

Spa Bags and Bath Tea Bags

Add herbs or spoon in scrubs

Basic Instructions:

Make drawstring pouches out of cheesecloth, organza or muslin, enough to hold anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of a favorite herbal mix or scoop any scrub you have made to use in the shower.

Tie them tightly shut so the loose ingredients won’t float out. After use the contents can be emptied, the pouches rinsed out then washed to be refilled and reused.

Preparation:

  • Two ways these can be enjoyed, either hang them on the tap while the hot water is running, making sure the water is running through them. Once the tub is filled, let them float around.
  • Infusion Method: Boil a quart of water, turn off heat, add pouch, cover, then steep (for at least 20 minutes for best results). Add the piping hot infusion (and the bag) to a full tub, being careful while pouring to avoid burning yourself. 

How about some nice teas or scrubs? These amounts will make a batch at a time to be stored in an airtight container until needed. Then fill the bags as needed  For convenience, fill up drawstring pouches then store.

Basic Starter:

1 1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/8 cup baking soda
2 TBS cornstarch

  • This is the base and add whatever dried flowers and herbs are preferred.

Heavenly:

  • 1/2 cup lavender
  • 1 cup Epsom Salts

Floral Deluxe:

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup lavender

Splendor:

  • 1/2 cup powdered milk (or the starter recipe above)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup lavender

Soothing Mix:

  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup Rosemary
  • 1/4 cup Chamomile (tea is fine)

Chamomile Brew:

  • 1/2 cup each: Epsom salt, lavender, chamomile

Splendor Blend:

  • 1/2 cup each: thyme, sage, lavender, mint, bay leaves, rosemary

Soother:

  • 1/2 cup each: Lavender, Rose Petals, Sage, Rosemary

Basil Blend:

  • 1/2 cup rosemary
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1 cup oatmeal

Bonus Idea: Also add 1/2 cup of honey to the tub while the water is running. Or mix the starter with honey.

Prefer something for the shower? Start the day with a pampered feeling by filling a cloth pouch with the ingredients below then use them to scrub and exfoliate.

 The fabric can be muslin, handkerchiefs, cheesecloth, or even strips of nylon pantyhose cut to size then knotted at both ends (good for repurposing ruined nylons).

  • Tie the end securely closed with a rubber band or ribbon or anything handy even a hair tie works.
  • Size them to fit the palm of your hand. Fill as full or as loosely as you like.

I AM NOT DOCTOR. Although I help on the use of essential oils and herbs, it is important to follow up with your doctor as needed. Thanks

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