4/22/15

Bathtub Tea Bags

These homemade tea bags are made from simple coffee filters. Although you can certainly make them for teas that you drink, today I am sharing a post for making bathtub tea bags as a Mothers Day gift idea.  These homemade bathtub tea bags are sure to pamper your mom, or other special person in your life who needs to pamper herself a bit more!
Bath tub Tea Bags


These teabags are easy to make as well as easy on the budget! Grab some coffee filters, some oatmeal, and anything else you may want to add and lets get started!

I like to keep my bath tea bags simple. I usually only use a mix of soothing oatmeal and relaxing lavender. You could add in epsom salts, chamomile flowers, or anything else you may want to as well. there are no hard and fast rules here.

Jan's Tip: I buy my lavender from the bulk bins at my local good foods grocery. It lets me buy only the amount I need for my project, and is always fresh!

Lets get started:

Bathtub Tea Bags:

Supplies:
Sorry, my stapler mysteriously is missing in this photo! 

coffee filters (1 for each tea bag)
scissors
stapler
Oatmeal (I like whole cut oats, but quick oats is fine too)
Lavender

Optional:
Twine
Tags for labels


Directions:

Open up coffee filter
Place tea contents in center.

I use about 2 Tablepsoons Oats and 1 Tablespoon Lavender each
Fold coffee filter in half.
With the folded edge in the palm of one  hand, cut a 1 to 1 1/2 inch strip off the opposite side.
(This will turn the coffee filter into a long rectangle.
Carefully place coffee filter on work surface and fold over the cut edge 2 times.
Place tea bag so  that the rolled over edge is now in the center, facing up.
Fold the bottom of tea bag to meet the top edge, folding the tea bag in half.
Fold over the new top edge of the tea bag 2x and staple to seal.

Tea bag is now ready to use
Optional.
You can attach a string and tag if desired also. Just staple the string near the first staple
Staple a simple tag  to opposite end of string.



5 comments:

  1. We made flowers out of coffee filters for my Grandma who just turned 90. They are a handy little supply to have around! Thank you for sharing this cute and fun project.
    Laurie - CFBP co-host

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  2. That looks like such a fun project! I'm going to have to try this sometime!

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  3. Wow, love this cool idea. I'm definitely going to have to subscribe

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  4. Do you use just one tea bag per bath? Love this idea!

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    1. Sometimes 1, sometimes 2!

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