Like many of you, we’re winding down our school year and gearing up for summer. We have finished co-op and that means we’ve finished the bulk of our schooling for the year. Drama performances are this week and then graduation will be in a couple of weeks. It’s hard to believe that Gabriel (our third son) will be graduating this year.
Each year I try to give each of our co-op moms a little something to tell them “thanks” for all they do to make co-op a success. This year I gave them sleepy time bath tea. It was a hit. So, I thought I’d share the “recipe” with you.
I gave each mom a 1/2 pint size mason jar of the bath tea and a muslin drawstring bag that had the tea already in it. I purchased the bags from Mercy House Kenya which is a pretty amazing ministry helping young women and their babies in Nairobi. They are a little more expensive than buying drawstring bags at Walmart or on Amazon but totally worth it.
Here’s how to make your own relaxing bath tea.
3/4 cup Epsom salt
4 tbsp dried chamomile
4 tbsp dried rose petals
15 drops lavender essential oil
Put about 1/4 cup Epsom salt in a bowl and add lavender essential oil. Mix well. Add rest of Epsom salt, chamomile and rose petals. Mix well.
To use: Put about 4 tbsp in a muslin drawstring bag and tie shut. Hang bag from water spout while filling tub with warm water. Enjoy!
If you are interested in learning more about using essential oils for your family, you’ll want to sign up for the free Essential Oils Round Table which is next week. On Monday, I’ll be speaking on how to use essential oils for easy, personal care and sharing my super simple recipes for scrubs, lotions, sprays and powders. Each day’s talks will be free for that day. If you think you’ll need reminders go ahead and sign up for access – there is no charge at all.
If you want to listen but do so at your convenience you can purchase all the talks and you’ll get some bonuses. One of the bonuses is The Gardening Notebook. Also, if you choose to purchase through the links on my site email me and let me know because I’d love to send you a free copy of The Wellness Notebook (which will be released next week) as a Thank You. I know some of you have already purchased but I don’t know who unless you tell me.
Unlike other “summit” type events, I promise you won’t get tons of email from the Franklin Institute of Wellness who is the sponsor of this event. You’ll get one each day of the round table and one at the end….that’s it.
So tell me, what are your favorite herbal or essential oil combinations for the bath?