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Making your own herbal bath with garden herbs & flowers anyone?

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MidnightVelvettheSixth Sat 23-Jul-16 09:44:33

Just a thought really, I can't keep up current spending levels at Lush & I have bubble bath from Avon & Boots but its not the same. Plus I'm going through a bit of a clean eating spell & don't want to sit in a bath full of chemicals.

So I was thinking, I grow my own veg & have pots of herbs outside, how hard would it be to make a herbal bath infusion. If I buy some muslin bags & stuff them with things like a chopped lemon & rosemary cuttings, mint & lemon balm cuttings or some lavender do you think it would work? I have Epsom salts as well but wouldn't want to use them every bath time as they are drying, sometimes it would just be the herbs and maybe some essential oils as well. I could also add cut calendula or nasturtium or chamomile flower heads to float on the surface.

Does anyone do this themselves?

I'm a bit hmm about adding the wrong herbs such as parsley or coriander, getting in the bath & feeling like I'm in a jug of vegetable stock waiting to be cooked in a pot grin

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Sat 23-Jul-16 10:09:54

I think I would stick with the trusty Boots bubble bath to be honest but I suppose there's no harm in trying. Might block up your plughole though? (not a euphemism)grin

Lavender sounds good. I've heard of people putting lavender and porridge oats in a muslin cloth and tying it to the tap so the hot water runs through it.
I suspect the Lush bath staff is heavily scented with essential oils and concentrates so it would be hard to achieve anything as fragrant with some dried flowers and herbs.
Cleopatra used to bathe in sour donkey's milk as the lactic acid has beauty benefits.

SonicSpotlight Sat 23-Jul-16 10:15:23

Try adding a few cuttings to a bowl of hot water first. You can find a mix you like and check that you don't end up with loads of drowned bugs floating around

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