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.
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!
Over the years I’ve used a lot of different brands of essential oils. I’m now in the process of just using Rocky Mountain Oils. They have quality oils and make each batches GC/MS test results available, they also practice environmental sustainability in harvesting, packaging, and recycling. These are things that are important to me.
If you need to purchase herbs, Wilderness Family Naturals is my first choice. They have a good selection and it’s a family owned business which is always a plus for me.
So tell me, what are your favorite herbal or essential oil combinations for the bath?