My crafty mojo has been sadly lacking recently. What I really needed was a simple, easy project whose benefits could be immediately enjoyed. I turned to Cheryl's how-to for Lavender Soap Scrubs over at Time to Craft. As I used mine for a luxurious long soak in the bathtub rather than a shower, I found myself thinking of them as bath bags.
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I made five bags in all. The muslin is from an off-cut I bought from the 'puces' at Le Chien Vert. It cost €6, and I used less than a tenth of the fabric, so that makes a cost of around €0.12 per bag. The ribbons came from chocolate boxes and other wrapped gifts. I always hoard this ribbon because I can't bear to throw it away but I never have anything to use it for - well, now I do! Full costing below, but it works out as about fifty cents per bath bag. The most expensive item is the soap, and this would probably be a good craft to use up the odds and ends of soap when bars are too small to really use.
After my luxury lavender bath experience, I will use less soap next time, and will add a drop of lavender essential oil to each bag. I think this would also be nice using dried rosebuds instead of lavender.
Cost per bag - €0.50
Muslin - €0.12
Ribbon - free
Soap - €0.20
Lavender - €0.08Oats - €0.10