I have been growing lavender at my desk while i’ve been working from home these past couple months. They went a little crazy, and I kept forgetting to water them, so I decided it was time to harvest the lavender & plant a new round of pods into my AeroGarden.
Deciding what to do with all those fragrant flowers and leaves was a little overwhelming. There are so many choices! Eventually, I decided to go with a craft that seemed the easiest to make with on-hand ingredients.
But first, here is a great blog on How to Remove Dried Lavender Buds From the Stems.
To make a soothing lavender & Oatmeal Bath Soak you will need the following:
(The amount listed makes enough for one bath treatment.)
- 1 muslin tea bag (or 9×9 inch square of muslin or cheesecloth)
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons of dried lavender buds
- coffee grinder, food processor or high-powered blender
Place the oats, sunflower seeds, and dried lavender buds in the grinder of your choice. Pulse until the mix forms a fine powder.
Place in a muslin tea bag or in a square of cloth. If placed in a cloth, tie up the sides so the contents are secure.
If you want to make more than just one soak, just use equal amounts oats & seeds with 1/2 the amount in lavender.
Place the mixture into an airtight jar until ready to use. Pour the amount needed into a bag just before use.
These also would make great gifts! You can pre-assemble them or provide a jar of your mixture with some muslin squares.
Place the bag in your bath as it fills with water. Let it soak in the tub for at least 20 minutes.
The lavender gives a very subtle fragrance making it excellent for sensitive skin.
Sunflower seeds add extra softening power.
*Please be aware if you or anyone you are gifting to has any allergies*
You can also play around with just sunflower seeds or oats alone, or switch the lavender for another herb you enjoy, such as chamomile, which I also grow in my outdoor garden.
Have you ever made something with lavender?