Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea

Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea from My Own Ideas blog #bath #homemade #gift #favor #babyshower(Used in this project: Small Diamond Tags and Rectangle Labels in Swiss Dots style with Large Gift Boxes.)

Rub-a-dub-dub, these little bags of tea get steeped in your tub!

Given how much my friend’s newborn loves her bath time, I thought it was the perfect theme for a baby shower. While baby Simone and mom got a gift basket full of bath time goodies (like these Homemade Bath Fizzies) all the lovely ladies who attended the shower also walked away with a box containing three Lavender Oatmeal tub tea bags.

These herbal bath teas are packed with herbs, salts, and other skin soothing treats to steep the most luxurious bath. It’s the perfect way to warm up and relax in cold winter months and when you are done, there is no messy clean up or herbs to pick out of the drain.

Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea from My Own Ideas blog #bath #homemade #gift #favor #babyshower

Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea Recipe

• 2 cups Epsom salts
• 2 heaping tablespoons dried lavender
• 15-20 drops lavender essential oil
• 1 cup oatmeal
• 1 cup powdered milk
• Mixing bowl
• Spoon
• 9 Extra large (size 4) tea filters
• Diamond hang tags
• Stapler

Mix the Epsom salts, dried lavender, and essential oils in a large bowl then add in the powdered milk. The oatmeal should be ground in a food processor or blender to get a coarse power before adding it to the bowl as well. Mix well and you are ready to fill your tea bags.

Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea from My Own Ideas blog #bath #homemade #gift #favor #babyshower

Use the spoon to scoop the bath mix into the tea filters. Use 2-3 heaping tablespoons of bath mix per bag. This will make around 9 tea bags depending on how much or little you fill them up.

Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea from My Own Ideas blog #bath #homemade #gift #favor #babyshower

Fold the top of the bag over a few times, then tuck in the corners of the fold to make a point. Using the string that comes with the hang tags, lace the string through the hole and pull both ends so that they are even. Hold the tag at the point of the tea filter fold and loop the string ends over the bag. Staple the string so that it holds the tag in place, then tie the ends into a bow.
To present the tub teas as favors, add three to a large white gift box with the instruction label affixed to the inside lid. Instructions: add 1 bag to a warm bath and enjoy!

Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea from My Own Ideas blog #bath #homemade #gift #favor #babyshower

Decorate the front to the gift box with another label announcing the guest of honor and tie the boxes up with some pretty ribbon.

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  1. says

    This is lovely idea. You could also substitute colloidal oatmeal for traditional oatmeal. As it’s water soluble it will dissolve completely in the tub and you’ll get more of the soothing oatmeal benefits!

  2. Kristen says

    Where did you get your disposable tea bags? They’re very pretty. I’d like to make sure and order something similar online. Thanks!

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