The holidays came and went, and slowly we are getting back to our rhythm at home. We are working on a couple of adjustments and improvements, as a long time away and a fresh start is a great time to assess habits and introduce changes.

Among the slight changes around here is the use of more homemade body care products (an old passion of mine.) A day before the end of our holidays I bought two large bags of lavender flowers without a real plan for them, other than vague intent to make some lavender sachets for our closets and drawers. Two bags turned out to be A LOT of lavender, and the inspiration was immense. So I started the year of crafting with some bath luxuries.


Oats and Lavender powder:
I mixed equal amounts of oats and lavender (2 Tablespoons each, to be exact) and ground them finely in my trusted baby bullet. It gave about 5 tablespoons of fragrant powder, which I separated into equal teabags. They can be put in any kind of bag, paper or canvas, and then held under running water when filling up the bathtub. The bag will make a great scrubber too, after the luxurious soak comes to an end.

I also happen to think they make a great post-holiday gift as well, and I plan to do just that: send some to a friend who always enjoys a good bath in winter time!

Meanwhile, “Ggyg. LcmiiJJUI” is the post one of the boys had tried
to write on my phone… They start so early these days…