My own recipe for lovely oaty bundles of goodness to pop in your bath, they make the water feel lovely and soft without containing any nasty petrochemicals....
a couple of large handfuls of porridge oats
2 generous tablespoons of dried skimmed milk
a dessert spoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon coconut oil/ sweet almond oil
1 tablespoon cocoa butter grated or chopped into tiny bits
several drops (I'd even say a teaspoon worth) of essential oils of your choice for fragrance - I chose lavender and bergamot for a relaxing bath for the children but you use whatever you fancy, I don't mind at all :o)
to make the bags -
6-8 inch squares of muslin
a pretty ribbon (optional!)
Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and use your fingers to rub them all together until they are well combined and it looks like you just have a bowl of oats.
Place a large spoonful into the middle of your muslin (I put the muslin in a little glass first to keep it as tidy as possible), pick the muslin up by the corners and tie the opening securely with the string/yarn - knot in a double knot.
finish with a pretty ribbon.
Put into a nice warm bath.
That's it, nothing else to it - wasn't that simple!
I made these with the help of my 2-year-old daughter and she loved getting her hands in & mixing it up - it id get a little messy though and we made a few too many because she kept on adding more of everything! I think they are rather pretty and a lovely little idea for a gift if you're making a hamper or goodie bag for somebody... It's all good stuff, really good for your skin too. Enjoy!