DIY Herbal Bath Tub Tea – Create your own herbal packets for the bath – from the garden, naturally!

Calendula Chamomile Lavender in Jar with scoop - bath Wall Flower Studio smIt’s very easy to create your own bath tea bags with herbs. Gathered together here are  Lavender, Chamomile & Calendula. Botanical Blast Facial TeaAll you’ll need, apart from the herbs is an iron and some empty teabags.

Simply mix together all of the ingredients together and fill the bags about 3/4’s full. Iron them shut and you have yourself a packet of herbal goodies that can be tossed right in your bath, or shared with friends!

If you don’t happen to have any empty teabags on hand, simply use a small cotton bag or cheesecloth tied with a ribbon! Or, mix your herbs together and fill a glass jar with them. Makes a lovely hostess Lavender Dryer Sachets at Wall Flower Studiogift if you tie a little wooden scoop on it with some raffia.

I started making my own bath products and cosmetics years ago when I came to the realization that many large cosmetic companies include all kinds of toxic chemicals in the products that I was using.

Now I feel immense pleasure and satisfaction, creating products not only for myself, but for my lovely customers, too.

Have fun and happy bathing!

Even the wee folk need to keep warm in the winter!

Fairy garden fireplace

Working on miniature furniture in the shop, today! Just adding the finishing touches to this Fairy fireplace, which is complete with a roaring fire and extra kindling! Thinking that a couple winged back chairs would compliment the hearth very well! We shall see..

Have a lovely Sunday. 🙂

 

 

 

Scented kindling bundles – An herbal fire starter DIY for campfires and cold nights

single kindling bundle wfs

single bundle

Herbal Kindling bundles

Kindling bundles in the shop

Herbal fire starters are the perfect way to start the fireplace or wood stove  roaring on those cold winter nights. I think they’re a splendid way to incorporate the summer garden into a winter holiday tradition! Use them to light those bonfires and campfires too, as the burning herbs help repel pesky mosquitoes and other insects. Personally, I like to tie one on a bottle of wine, as they make a great addition to any hostess gift!

All kinds of herbs and dried plant material can be incorporated into these bundles. I add many herbs including Sage, Oregano, Thyme, Lavender, Marjoram, Oregano, Mint, Lemon balm Tansy, Savory, Artemisia, boxwood, Statice flowers, Echinacea, Yarrow, black-eyed Susan seed heads, and even dried licorice plant stems from my hanging baskets.

sage and thyme wfs blog

sage and thyme

3 tiered Kindling Bundle WFS blog

braided bundles

Simply layer different dried herbs together and tie them with raffia. They can also be braided and hung on the wall, waiting to be used.

I especially like using Lemon Thyme in my bundles. It smells so nice! Again, simply dry it flat on an old tray. Same thing goes for Sage, but hanging it up to air dry works well, too.

When it’s time to clean up the garden, take a good look at what can be used from your own garden to create these easy DIY bundles, and save yourself taking it to the landfill!

Happy bundling!