This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
After the success of my home-made coffee sugar scrub, I decided to try making a home-made bath tea milk soak. That meant, I finally had a use for this coffee grinder I bought . . . but lo and behold, it was not easy grinding those oatmeal! Now I know how the Ingalls family felt grinding for those wheat in The Long Winter. It took me 30 minutes to grind the oatmeal twice to get the powdery consistency I wanted. Thankfully, the tea didn’t take long to crush in the grinder.
I decided to use Earl Grey as my tea (and to get rid of the Bigelow brand I’ve had sitting in my pantry). I am not sure if the soak ended up being a success or not. Maybe I am not used to bath soaks, but I am not sure how to rate it. The soak didn’t turn me blue, nor did it leave me itchy and scaly . . . so I assumed it worked.
Bath Tea Milk Soak
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup dry milk
1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
3-4 teaspoons tea of your choice (which equates to about 3-4 tea bags)
1. In a blender or food processor mix all the ingredients until it is powdery.
2. If you own a coffee grinder, grind the oatmeal and the tea, and then mix everything in a bowl.