I'm Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh growing herbs is a passion I've had for more than 20 years now. The Backyard Patch is my own herb business started in 1995. I specialize in fresh, amazing, organic blended herbs. Those for cooking, tea and bath -- and they are all home-grown and hand-blended. In the last 20 years I have gained a knowledge of herbs and their flavors that I share here.
bath will help rejuvenate your dry skin and give you a new vigor of the first
blossoming of Spring!
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/8 cup baking soda
2 Tbls. cornstarch
1/2 cup basic starter
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup lavender
Create the base or starter blend. Use 1/2 cup of starter blended with oatmeal and lavender. Place in a glass jar and shake to blend.
drawstring pouches out of cheesecloth, organza or muslin, enough to hold
anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of the herbal mix. Tie about 1/2 cup of the blend into a bag and tie tightly
shut so the loose ingredients won’t float out. After use, the contents can be
emptied, the pouches rinsed out, washed, then refilled and reused.
Hanging method: Two
ways these can be enjoyed, either hang a sachet on the tap while the hot water is
running, making sure the water is running through it. Once the tub is filled,
let them float around.
Method: Boil a quart of water, turn off heat, add pouch, cover, then steep
(for at least 20 minutes for best results). Add the piping hot infusion (and
the bag) to a full tub, being careful while pouring to avoid burning yourself.