A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

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A while back I saw an idea just like this in Martha Stewart Living. They had used eucalyptus sprigs to create sweet smelling tea pouches for soaking in bubble baths and it sounded like a delicious idea. With the plethora of rosemary that we have growing in our yard, I thought that I’d try my own tea pouches out for post-baby birthing relaxation.

Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

I started the project before I went into labor and I’m excited to test these out asap. The process was so very easy and these would make great gifts for fellow moms, friends, house guests, as favors or just as a ‘thinking of you’ gesture.

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Rosemary Tea Pouches for the Bath

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Materials: dried rosemary (or lavender, eucalyptus, you name it…), large tea filters (like these), twine or ribbon, stamps (optional)

Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

Dried herbs can be purchased on sites like Amazon and Save-On-Crafts.com, but I cut a handful from our garden for this project.

Rosemary | PepperDesignBlog.com

I prepped the dried rosemary just as I did for my Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil, which includes a thorough bug rinse and a couple of hours of soaking in clean water.

Rosemary | PepperDesignBlog.com

Rosemary | PepperDesignBlog.com

The rosemary is laid out on foil or a cutting board to completely dry overnight (if the herbs have any moisture in them at all you’re at risk for mold).

  Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

Then simply stuff those pouches!

Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

To turn a few into gifts, I used a stamp set to spell out R E L A X on several pouches.

Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

And then consulted my jar of random ribbon and twine clippings (I can never throw away those cute little bits of ribbon that come on gifts, clothing from boutique stores…)

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And I wrapped up each with a little bow to both seal the top of the tea bag and to use as a string to hang from the bath faucet for bubble baths.

Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

Rosemary Tea Pouch Bath Soak | PepperDesignBlog.com

They look awfully pretty hanging from the bath tub faucet, but I recommend dropping several into your steaming tub for ultimate steeping.

PS More handmade gifts just like these found right here. And here’s the recipe to that Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil and Lavender & Lemon Sea Salt.

PPS 38 fantastic Anthro hacks!

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