Mermaids of the Lake

{Lavender Bath Tea Bags}

There is nothing more relaxing and soothing than a bath filled with the scent of lavender.

Place a fourth cup of dried lavender buds in the center of a square piece of muslin or thin cotton that is six to eight inches across. Gather the corners together and secure the bundle with a piece of twelve-inch ribbon. Tie it in a knot. Tie the ends of the ribbon together in bow or knot to form a loop by which to hang the bag.

Slip this over the bathtub faucet positioned so the water will run through it as the tub fills. It may be used for several baths; the lavender should then be replaced. For variety, include rose petals, rosemary or thyme.