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Hand Made: Eucalyptus Bath Sachets

Eucalyptus Sachets - 1

I got home from Alt Summit yesterday afternoon after spending 4 days schmoozing, socializing, meeting with sponsors, and speaking to the (huge) crowd.  I promptly decided that I needed some serious relaxation before the week begins.

In the January issue of Martha Stewart’s Living, they had a quick little idea to put a eucalyptus sprig in tea paper for a quick bath sachet.  I liked the idea, but didn’t love it.  Firstly, who has tea paper? Not me. Secondly, why not perk up the ingredients a tad?

Eucalyptus Sachet Diptych

I decided that there was a much easier and all-over better way to go about this using coffee filters and a few additional ingredients – lemon and mint.  There are a few other combinations that I think would be awesome as well.

Materials:

  1. Coffee Filter
  2. String
  3. Sachet Filler:
    • Lemon zest
    • Mint
    • Eucalyptus

Other filler ideas:

    • Lavender
    • Grapefruit Zest
    • Rosebuds
    • Chamomile
    • Powdered Milk or Honey
    • Ground Oats
    • Lemon Verbena

ONE gather a small pile of your filler in the center of a coffee filter. TWO tie it up into a little sack with string THREE package in an old tea tin for gifting

Eucalyptus Sachets - Workflow

Eucalyptus Sachets - Materials

 

Why not make a whole bunch as Valentines gifts for your friends?  These darling little indulgent treats that will pamper those closest to you and show them that you care.  If you’d like the printable label – click here for the template.

Have a RELAXING week!

 

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14 Comments on “Hand Made: Eucalyptus Bath Sachets”

  1. Lola Zabeth January 28, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    What a great idea! I have a lot of dried herbs leftover from DIY beauty projects–individually, not enough for a full project, but combined, I could put them to use with this project.

    Very cool- thx for sharing!

  2. Megan@TwoDelighted January 28, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    What a sweet and inexpensive little Valentines idea. Hope you had fun at Alt!

  3. Erin | Holtwood Hipster January 28, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Imagining the fragrance from here! I think I’ll take mine with a little mint and grapefruit. Cute idea Erin and easy… I like easy.

  4. Jitendra Singh January 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I read your article on evernote blog and now land up on your site.. its really beautiful and i live overall creativity in each post.

  5. Natasha January 28, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    That would make such a cute little gift. I’ve never seen these ruffled coffee filters in shops. I only ever see them online or at coffee shops. Maybe they’re only sold wholesale in South Africa.

  6. lenya January 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    You are so clever! Love the smell of eucalyptus, its my absolute favourite! Hope you are well. Lenya x

  7. Mistie February 18, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    This is a great idea. Since I’ve switched to a French press, I have a bunch of left over coffee filters. Now I know what to do with them.

  8. Pat C. February 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    I found your clever twist on Martha’s bath sachet on Rebecca’s Soap Deli News blog… I bookmarked this post even before commenting!♥ Thank you for sharing.: ) xoxo

  9. Deborah Phillips October 2, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Erin:

    Love this idea!

    Quick question to clarify. Do you just pop it into the bath or can you use in drawers and suitcases as well?

    Thanks.

    • Erin | House of Earnest October 2, 2013 at 11:53 am #

      Hi Deborah –
      I think that if you used dried herbs, this would be fine, but if they’re fresh, they’ll mold if left in a drawer too long!

  10. shower steam November 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and
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