also make home made bath salts or hand made soaps to go with
your scrubbie for a wonderful spa gift set.
1 cup steel-cut oats (not the quick-cooking kind)
1 cup dried peppermint, lavender or lemon balm leaves, finely
1/2 cup grated bar soap (great use for those slivers of
Small bag made from 4 layers of fine-mesh nylon net cut into
Stitch together the net squares along 3 sides to create a
small bag, leaving top edge open for filling. Separate the
top opening in the center so you have a double-layer bag.
Mix the ingredients together, pour carefully into the bag,
then stitch closed tightly through all 4 layers along the
Tie a water-resistant ribbon or nylon string around the top
of the bag about 1/2 inch below the stitching and pull tight
to create a ruffle. Use as a gentle scrubber in tub or shower
to smooth and soften rough, dry skin.