I come from a long line of nail-biters, hand-wringers and floor-pacers. My BIG project is due at the end of this month, and I’m more than a little anxious about it. On the whole, I’m handling the work-load well, but for me, stress, and mounting insecurities are my most powerful adversaries. As a champion worrier, I’ve spent years trying to tailor a de-stressing routine that suits my lifestyle. Exercise is always a good thing. However, my secret weapon for mitigating stress, happens in the bathroom. When the going gets tough, the tough takes a bath.
Here’s what I used to create my bathtub tea bags:
Extra Large Tea Bags
Dried lavender Flowers
Bath Salts (or Epsom Salt)
Dried Hyacinth Flowers
Bath Beads (filled with fragrant oil)
You can also use dried roses, dried chamomile, dried mint etc…
Place 1-2 cups Epsom salt into a large bowl, and mix in 1/2 cup of the dried flowers and herbs. Add a handful of bath beads, and fill each tea bag with the mix. My first batch of bathtub tea bags was only filled up to about the half-way point. Next time, I think I will fill the tea bags 3/4 of the way full.
Note: These bathtub tea bags, when paired with my homemade sugar scrub would make for a very soothing Mother’s Day gift.
I love this idea. I am also a seasoned worrier and also turn to hot baths and tea (separately) to relax, although I have been lacking a cheap/natural additive (for lack of a better word) to enhance the soaking experience. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!
ROFL – roses stuck to your thighs!!! I’ve never liked the thought of things sticking to me after a bath either – giggle.
I absolutely adore the extra touch of the embroidered heart!!!! So sweet.
oh, and thanks for dropping by sweetjeanette.com and to answer your question…Yes! Yes it is perfectly acceptable to have a slice of that cake for breakfast! It’s got protein and dairy. I say go for it! LOL
So lovely, functional and just plain pretty!
Nice! You figured out a way to keep the herbies out of the tub!
This is seriously one of the best gift ideas I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m about to make a thousand of these things. Once again you have, without knowing, made my future projects list longer Thanks for sharing!
Elsa B. Thanks so much! I feel your pain. Oh gosh and now I’m worried about you! Haha. Hope you enjoy your “enhanced soaking experience” 😀
SweetJeanette! You temptress!! I totally would have eaten that delicious chocolate cake for breakfast this morning. It’s one of those days! Thanks for the giggles! I appreciate the comment
Thank you Vivian!! xxoo
Aimee, Yes lady! herbie-freeeee!
Ahhhh Alex- you are so sweet! Sorry about your long to-do list, but happy you are happy!
Thanks for reading and commenting!!
Janee Lookerse says
Oh wow…that looks really nice… I think I might have to see what I can do about giving that a try. Thanks for the inspiration as always
Brilliant, as usual. One of my favourite all time quotes – from Eleanor Roosevelt “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know her strength til your put her in hot water” – hope your project goes great!
Thanks so much Janee- I still owe you an email! Ikea is waiting for us!!!
AliBlahBlah that is the best quote I’ve heard in a long time! Thanks so much for sharing it! I appreciate the comment. Thanks for the kindness
What a lovely thought, I make my own bath salts but havent really thought of putting them into a tea bag.
You could make a slightly more permanent bag using muslin and refill it each time for a more eco version 😀
My goodness, this is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.
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What a wonderful idea. And what Mother wouldn’t love to receive.
Marty J. Christopher says
This is an awesome idea! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas, which I have yet to use. This may be a good beginner project. : O )
Miss Gerda says
oh what a nice idea! saw this on pinterest today, the red heart finish is beautiful..
Heather Little says
would it be possible to make your on bags with coffee filters? and instead of the bath beads adding dried milk for skin softening.
Personally I dont see why you couldn’t , might as well give it a try.
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This may sound dumb but, do you keep the tea in the tea bag? A little confused. I haven’t had anything like this before, but it sounds heavenly.
S.P Bragg says
What a great idea! A little fragrant soak is just what my back needs right now. It’s in a snitty mood 😉
This is such an awesome gift idea! Where do you get the XL tea bags?
Janie Dunning says
I live in BC Canada. where would I find the ‘extra large teabags’ ?? We don’t always have what our U.S.A. friends have in craft stores. Michael’s perhaps???
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