Homemade Milk Bath Recipe

milk bath homemade

I don’t know about you but I am a huge fan of a nice hot bath.  Maybe it’s my three boys running around crazy all the time but taking twenty minutes of relaxation is HUGE for me! I also like to experiment with adding various concoctions to the bath and coming up with DIY pampering goodies (like my DIY citrus scrub.) Today I am sharing a super pampering milk bath recipe!!

milk bath ingredients

This is one of the easiest little things to put together-three ingredients only: powdered milk, baking soda, and cornstarch. The baking soda softens your skin, the corn starch soothes irritation, and the milk moisturizes.  Generally speaking the higher fat the powdered milk the better, my grocery store only had goat milk in Vitamin D so that’s what I used but you could also use powdered coconut milk (smells amazing!!!)

To make your milk bath combine the milk, baking soda, and cornstarch in a 2:1:1 ratio.  So if you used 1 cup of powdered milk you’d use 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of cornstarch.  I make mine in mason jars so I eyeball it in the jar then close the jar and mix it up!

If you’d like to add a scent add 5-10 drops of the essential oil of your choice (I use only Young Living Essential Oils) after mixing the powders and shake again. Lavender, Peppermint, or Citrus would be great options-see my Essential Oil page here for more details or click the drop down Essential Oils tab on the menu under my header!

To use simply pour a cup into the bath, I usually pour half of a small pint mason jar in so I get two baths from a jar.  Wouldn’t this make a great gift too??

how to make milk bath

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Comments

    • Melissa Riker says

      :( I’m so sorry that you got hurt Lauren…but I’m glad you were able to make the tour today and I hope you’re on the mend quickly!!

    • Melissa Riker says

      Thanks so much for stopping by Debbie, I’m so excited to be part of the tour-I’m loving everyone’s awesome DIYs!

  1. says

    This sounds wonderful! I take showers most of the time, but sometimes I do like to soak in a hot tub every once in awhile. Will have to try this.
    I didn’t know goats milk came in a powder form. I read a while back that washing your face in milk and even letting the milk sit on your face for 10-15 minutes was good to moisturize and give your skin an even tone. I wonder if powdered goats milk would be good for that too.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe! Pinned!
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    • Melissa Riker says

      That’s a good question Linda! I remember reading that Cleopatra bathed in milk…maybe I should research a milk face scrub next?

    • Melissa Riker says

      I’m in need of one now Paula-would be a great way to end a busy week! I hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

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