Fabric bath bags are simple to create and just as easy to use. I like them when I don't want to use jars and they also create a fragrant and soothing bath with out any mess. (They are like a big "tea bag" for the tub.) Here is how I make them and you can use any natural fabric. Even recycled fabric scraps.
Fabric Bath Bags
Cut out two pieces of fabric 6 inches by 8 inches and stitch up the two long sides and one short side to create a little bag.
Now fill your bag with your favorite bath soak or here is what I use:
1 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1 tablespoon oatmeal
1 tablespoon dried herb (lavender, calendula, geranium, rose or combination)
Tie up the top with a piece of garden twine or string and store in a dry spot. To use: Simply drop the whole bag into the tub and let it dissolve as you fill the tub you can also use the little bag as a scrub sack to cleanse your skin. After your bath turn inside out and compost or toss the herbs inside. Then dry and reuse your little bag.
Yield: 12 ounces
Note: If you don't want to sew up a bag you can also create the same fabric bath bag by cutting a large square of cloth. Placing all the ingredients in the center and gathering up the edges and tying them up with string.