It's that time of year again when kids go back to school, friends leave for college, and worst of all...summer vacations have ended. With all of these changes comes a little stress. Whether it be making sure your kids get to school on time, starting new college courses, or no vacation days till Thanksgiving, this time of year can stress you anyone out. Take a deep breath and relax...it's all going to be okay!
We started feeling this a few weeks ago when everything, work, events, and even planning blog posts started building up. So we decided to make some de-stress shower & bath tablets do help us decompress after each day. These little (but potent) lavender tablets smell amazing and help us remember to relax while showering or soaking in a nice warm bath. Just plop one or two in the bottom of the shower or tub when you get in and breathe in the calming lavender & chamomile essence.
xxx Ivy & Eve
- 1/2 tbsp dried chamomile flowers & leaves or chamomile tea bags
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup water (may use less)
- 10 or so mini baking tins (ice cube trays work well too)
- Lavender essential oil (you will only need a few drops to your preference, we use doTerra)
Preheat over to 350 F
Take chamomile and lavender and grind together with a mortar and pestle.
Mix the lavender & chamomile with baking soda in a bowl.
Pour in water (add slowly, you want it just slightly moist so it will stick together but the consistency is not runny at all).
Bake in the oven for 2 minutes, they may be slightly damp still thats ok. (Our tins are tiny so depending on the size of tins you use you may need to bake longer. Don't bake too long or they brown on the tops & bottoms, which is okay just not as pretty).
Let cool they will continue to dry during this step.
Once cooled, add the essential oil. (We dipped the paint brush into the essential oil and applied to the tablets since doTerra oils are very concentrated & come out quickly).
Let dry again before popping them out of the tins.