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.
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Lavender buds, $11.50 for 1 gal., thesage.comFine and coarse Dead Sea salts, $5.80 for 2 lb., thesage.comSpice bags, $8 for 12, surlatable.com
Blend oats in food processor or blender until powdery. (This is known as colloidal oatmeal; you can also buy prepared colloidal oatmeal at drugstores.)
In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup colloidal oatmeal with lavender buds and both salts. Mix in essential oil.
Scoop mixture into pouches, about 1/4 cup in each bag; tie tightly.