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Herbal Bath & Shower Bags: {Recipes & How-To}

Bath sachets (also known as bath tea) make a lovely, luxurious soak that can be beneficial to skin, ease stress and help soothe aches and pains.

IngredientsThey’re similar to Shower Spa Bags (details at bottom of page) except these steep in the tub, making a luxurious soak. If some tender therapy is needed to ease sore feet, you can try these foot soaks [1].

Basic Instructions:

Make drawstring pouches out of cheesecloth, organza or muslin, enough to hold anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of a favorite herbal mix. Tie them tightly shut so the loose ingredients won’t float out. After use the contents can be emptied, the pouches rinsed out then washed to be refilled and reused.


How about some nice teas? These amounts will make a batch at a time to be stored in an airtight container until needed. For convenience, fill up drawstring pouches then store.

Basic Starter:

1 1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/8 cup baking soda
2 TBS cornstarch


Floral Deluxe:


Soothing Mix:

Chamomile Brew:

Splendor Blend:


Basil Blend:

Bonus Idea: Also add 1/2 cup of honey to the tub while the water is running. Or mix the starter with honey.

Prefer something for the shower? Start the day with a pampered feeling by filling a cloth pouch with the ingredients below then use them to scrub and exfoliate.

Details: *First published March 19, 2007 and moved to this page for better organization


2 parts coarse oatmeal
2 parts mixed dried herbs
1 part grated soap