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                                BATH SACHET
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Gift Baskets
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           oatmeal (not instant)
      1/2  cup           rosemary leaves (or substitute lavender --
 thyme, lemon
                         verbena...or your favorite herb)
      1/4  cup           rose petals [optional --JJnote: *not
                         optional* :-)]
 Mix the ingredients together and, for each sachet, place a few
 tablespoons in the center of a six-inch square of lace, cheesecloth or
 muslin [JJ note: I've used the muslin tea bags that better kitchen
 stores carry, or make my own using a *firmly woven* muslin/cheesecloth
 fabric--you don't want the c contents of the bag getting down the
 drain!! If you're using a square of fabric]...bring the four corners
 together and tie in the middle with a washable ribbon, making sure
 that the mixture is secure in your bath. Tie the bag to hang sachet
 mixture in a ho n ey pot in the bathroom and refill sachet as
 necessary. Each bag can be used several times before it needs
 refilling. Oatmeal is very good for the skin but by itself is not
 particularly attractive, which is why I add rose petals. The Rose
 petals complement the oatmeal and add a little more fragrance to the
 For a humorous present for friends with a hot tub, sew a large tea bag
 from cheesecloth or muslin, fill it with a mixture of herbs and
 oatmeal (keeping the same proportions as in the recipe) and staple the
 bag to a string. Write the message “tea for two” on a piece of paper
 and attach it to the other end of the string. The “tea” bag can be
 used several times.
 From Gifts from Your Garden , by Suzanne Frutig Bales, Prentice Hall,
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 NOTES : JackJumpUp