Recipe for Happiness and Relaxation

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This has helped me countless times to de-stress after a busy day in the restaurant. Read up, relax and enjoy! (note: this is a recipe for a restful soak in a bath)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 inch) fairly large square of cheese cloth (6x6in)
  • 1 length ribbon, long enough to tie the cheese cloth into a bag
  • 14 cup lavender flowers (a handful)
  • 3 drops rosemary oil
  • 1 bath tub filled with steaming hot water (99- 110 deg. F)


  1. set the cheese cloth on a flat surface, and place the handful of lavendar in the middle of the sqaure.
  2. bring the corners of the cheese cloth together, so that the result is the lavendar being surrounded by a bag of cheese cloth.
  3. tie the ribbon around the cheese cloth, so that the corners of the cheese cloth are above it, and the lavendar-sachet below it.
  4. turn on relaxing music, so that you will be able to hear it playing softly while you soak.
  5. test the water of the bath to make sure that it will be comfortable for you.
  6. set up candles around the sides of the tub, if there isn't enough room, or if it doesnt seem safe to you, feel free to place them somewhere else in the bathroom with you, where you will still be in the flickering light, without risk of burning down the house (i.e nowhere around curtains, toilet paper, towels, or other incredibly flamable objects).
  7. place the cheese cloth bag into the water, and let it float, or sink, which ever it chooses to do.
  8. drip a few drops of the rosemary oil into the tub water.
  9. light the candles, and turn off the lights.
  10. get into the tub and relax, (you can be joined by your significant other if you choose).
  11. relax, listen to your music, feel the warmth of the water on your skin, and forget your troubles.
Most Helpful

Tea is extremely relaxing...why not get in the tea? Can't wait to try it!

Chef Chessie August 03, 2007

I got relaxed just reading the recipe.

rice7578 July 09, 2007

Thank you for the wonderful idea. I work for myself and as my business grows, so does the stress. This made for a lovely get away. Thanks.

Pilgrimgirl66 July 01, 2007