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Lavender "Tub Tea"

Lavender oil can help you relax -- which makes it a great ingredient for a little sachet to drop in the water when you’re drawing a bath. These sweet pouches of “tub tea” are wonderful hostess gifts.

Lavender "Tub Tea"

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2014

Introduction

Get our lavender-scented soap and lavender-infused oil recipes and instructions.

Sources

Lavender buds, $11.50 for 1 gal., thesage.com
Fine and coarse Dead Sea salts, $5.80 for 2 lb., thesage.com
Spice bags, $8 for 12, surlatable.com

materials

  • 1 cup whole dried oats

  • 1 cup lavender buds

  • 1/2 cup coarse Dead Sea salt

  • 1/2 cup fine Dead Sea salt

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

  • Muslin pouches

steps

  1. Blend oats in food processor or blender until powdery. (This is known as colloidal oatmeal; you can also buy prepared colloidal oatmeal at drugstores.)

  2. In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup colloidal oatmeal with lavender buds and both salts. Mix in essential oil.

  3. Scoop mixture into pouches, about 1/4 cup in each bag; tie tightly.

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