Guest post by Deanna of From This Kitchen Table
Most days, by the time bedtime has arrived I’m exhausted and more than ready for the day to be over. One of the best ways to end one of those days is to use these simple DIY Oatmeal Lavender Bath Teas.
Being a mom is exhausting (even if your kids are perfect angels). Let’s be honest, life is exhausting – kids or not. Trying to balance being the best mom and wife we can while living on a limited budget of money and time isn’t easy.
As homemakers, our lists are endless. There’s always cooking to be done, laundry that needs to be washed, kids that need attending to, nights that include lots of waking. It’s easy to be in survival mode.
Taking a few (needed) minutes at the end of the day to de-stress and relax can do a lot for our emotions. Stress and “to do” lists can disappear for just a little while as I sit back and relax, letting the DIY Oatmeal Lavender Bath Teas do the work.
Why These Ingredients?
The lavender will help ease your stress and worries and relax your muscles, hopefully making it easier for you to sleep as well.
The oatmeal will help soften and moisturize your skin.
Relaxation, stress release, and better sleep are all benefits of Epsom salts.
Coconut oil helps with moisturizing.
Let’s Put the Bath Teas Together!
Projects that can be done quickly are a necessity – these tea bags will be done in minutes and you can easily adjust the amounts to make a larger (or smaller) batch. If you don’t have the time to round up the ingredients or put them together, check out my Etsy shop! They are available there (along with lip balms, room sprays, and earrings).
DIY Oatmeal Lavender Bath Teas
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup epsom salts
- 1 cup lavender buds
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Large seal-able tea bags or drawstring muslin/organza bags (with bag clips)
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until everything comes together and the rolled oats are in small pieces.
- Place 1/4 cup of bath tea mixture into tea bags and iron closed or
- (If not using tea bags) Place in a container and when you are ready for a bath place 1/4 cup of mixture into the muslin/organza bag and seal with the bag clip.
- Place tea bag into a warm bath. Get in and relax.
- You can also use the tea bag to scrub and exfoliate your body while you are in the bath.
There you go! Now when you are in the middle of a long day, you can look forward to when the kids are in bed and you can sit back and relax, letting these bath teas relieve your stress and ease your sore body.
You might also enjoy this post on How to Take a Detox Bath!
When was the last time you had a relaxing bath? What do you like to add to your bath to make it luxurious?
Deanna is a wife and mom attempting to balance frugality, natural living, lack of time and sleep while trying to follow what the Lord wants for her life. She enjoys dark chocolate, BBC mini series, good books and weekends at home. She blogs at From this Kitchen Table all things family: food, finance, and home, and sells her homemade products through Etsy.
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