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