lavender & oatmeal tub tea. –> diy.


Last summer while in Colorado with my Ethiopia family we visited a small local shop that had these wonderful things called Tub Teas. It’s simply various herbs and soothing elements that function like a “tea” for your bath. I love baths and I love all things tea, so I had to buy one.


It was not only super cute, but it made my bath smell amazing! I haven’t found a local place around here that sells them so…naturally…I made my own version. ;)




These are remarkably easy to make. It does require a sewing machine, but you certainly don’t need any special sewing skills. It took me about ten minutes to make three of them!


Here’s what you’ll need:

coffee filters
oatmeal (doesn’t matter what kind)
dried lavender (can be bought in bulk online)
epsom salt
sewing machine/thread


Begin by putting two coffee filters together and sewing around 75% of it. You want to leave an opening to fill it.



Fill your tub tea with the oatmeal, lavender, and salt. I used about 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 1/2 cup of epsom salt, and 1/4 cup of lavender to make one big tub tea. You can adjust this as needed.. Add more oatmeal for irritated skin, more epsom salt for achy muscles, or more lavender if you want your bathroom to smell amazing for days. ;)



Use your sewing machine to stitch around the remainder of the tub tea. You’re all set! Easy peasy.



The great thing about these is that you can use them a few times before you have to throw them out. Just try not to squeeze them or be too rough with them…the coffee filters tear kind of easily when wet and your tub will be overtaken by pieces of lavender.


I learned this the hard way. (Still cleaning lavender out of my tub.)



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  1. This looks so great. and the results…so relaxing.

  2. beautiful, lovely idea. makes me want to go run a bath right. now! thanks for sharing, i think ill try this week.


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