Picture this, you have had a hard day at work, everyone was bugging you, and all you can think of as you make your way home is a long hot soak in the tub. But what could make this an even better experience and create a relaxing and calm environment? Bath Bags. Especially herbal bath bags.

This is luxury for your bath. You can make these ahead of time, and then when you get home from a hard day, or just any day you want to pamper yourself in your homemade spa, then try one of these.

You can get these supplies from the health food store, or anywhere that sells loose dried herbs, sometimes the grocery store will have them loose as well.

To make your own herbal bath bags you will need:

About one 1/2 cup of mixed herbs, such as lavender, lemongrass, sage etc. You can sometimes get a nice smelling already mixed herbs at the health food store ready to go.

The mixture of herbs works well, but you don't have to get a mixture, you could just use some lavender if you want, whatever you like the smell of. Experiment a bit with herbs for bath bags.

cheesecloth (enough for a few bath bags)


Create a double square of cheesecloth, ( cut 2 squares to fit the herbs) and then place your herbs in the center and bring up all the corners and tie. You are basically making a pouch or bath bag.

You then take this bag and throw it into the hot running water in the bath, it will instantly fill the bathroom with a wonderful aroma and also softens the water.

Once you are in the bath, you can use the bath bag to run over your skin, it feels great, and you will smell nice when you get out. These bath bags can be made up and stored in a container to keep them fresh.


If you don't have the time to get herbs, and create herbal bath bags, but you like the idea of softening the water and helping soften your skin, you can create a very quick oatmeal bath bag instead.

All you do for this type, is to take an old sock, (keep your old clean socks for this reason, especially those odd ones) and fill it with some oatmeal, tie it off and throw in the tub, once this gets wet, it softens the water, and works really well for prickly heat rash. Use the oatmeal you get in a bag, that is not pre-sweetened, just plain oatmeal.

If you plan ahead of time, you can get great spa results at home for pennies. Just a bit of planning and you can have that relaxing tub with bath bags. Make a few up on the weekend. If you use the herbal one, like above, you can experiment with other herbs such as rosemary, parsley, peppermint and more. Just smell them in the store and see if you like them. Create your very own special herbal bath bags, then make them ahead of time and keep in the bathroom in a sealed container such as plastic container, and then you can just throw one in the tub when you have had a hard day, or just want a bit of pampering.

As soon as you get home, get the tub running and put on the kettle and make yourself a soothing cup of chamomile tea or something relaxing while soaking in the tub, put on some gentle music, The Most Relaxing Classical Album in the World...Ever! and your place is an instant spa! Also consider getting yourself one of those bath pillows for extra comfort. You can get these at Amazon, and then delivered to your door. White Jellybean Luxury Bath and Spa Pillow for Indoor Outdoor You will forget about your bad day and relax and feel great.

Regenerate your soul, with bath bags.

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