Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery. And welcome also to BLISSFUL HERBS, the home of beautiful herbal teas and bath herbs to support wellness through every season of life.

How to prepare the perfect herbal bath for ultimate in luxurious pampering

Other than a full body massage with hot stones, I think a hot bath is my favourite way to unwind!

No longer do you have to pour in products full of nasty chemicals to achieve a truly blissful pampering bath of utter luxury.

You can use herbs from your garden, add magnesium salts and a few drops of your favourite essential oils.

If you're using your gorgeous Blissful Herbs bath blends, here's what to do, step by step.

Start with your loose bath herbs:

And fill up your muslin drawstring bag with a generous amount:

Use an old pantyhose if you don't have a muslin bag!

Pull the drawstring and place your herbal sachet in a container - a Pyrex bowl is perfect.

Then pour on boiling water from the kettle, enough to fully immerse the herbal sachet.

Cover with a lid (I just use a plate) and leave to steep while you run your bath, to prevent the precious essential oils from escaping.

After a good 10 minutes or more of steeping, the herbal liquid should be quite dark brown. Now pour the entire contents of the bowl into your warm bath - wet sachet and all.

Step in, gently stir with your body .... and let your cares drift away ...

You can scatter Pretty Petals on the herb-scented bath water 

And of course, babies and toddlers are most welcome to join you!

However .... herbal baths are so popular, that you might need to barricade the door ... or while you quickly field a phone call, your children might beat you to it (true story!)

Brianna ran this lovely bath for herself, a well-deserved treat:

Then raced to the loo, and by the time she got back:

Huh. #mumlife

Choosing which of our fabulous, utterly decadent bath blends is quite a challenge ...

Pregnant Mama Bliss bath

Post Natal Bliss bath

Mother's Milk Bliss bath

Mellow Mama Bliss bath

Moon Cycle Bliss bath

Rest & Heal bath

Muscle-ease bath

Eczema Blitz bath

Lullaby Bliss bath

Soothe-a-Fever bath

PUPPP-ease bath

Nappy Rash Blitz bath

Haemorrhoid Blitz bath

Joint-ease bath

Candida Blitz bath

VV-ease bath


25g herbs in small muslin bag = $6.00
50g herbs in large muslin bag = $10.00
100g herbs loose = $16.00
150g herbs = $23.50
200g herbs = $30.00
small muslin bag = $1.50
large muslin bag = $2.00

I suggest approx. 25g herbs, or a generous handful, per bath.

To order:

Please email and include your postal address.

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