I heart baths. Love, love, love them. But I hate paying a ton for luxurious soaks. This DIY Milk Bath recipe is both economical and luxurious so grab a book, put on some relaxing music and get ready to soak away your troubles–all while using things you likely have in your pantry!
And hint hint….this is a GREAT gift idea to give the moms in your life for Mother’s Day!
DIY Milk Bath Ingredients:
- 1 & 1/4 cup Powdered Milk
- 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp baking soda
- Young Living Essential Oils – Purchase Info Here!
- You could do any of the following combinations – have fun with this part!
- 6 drops Ylang Ylang & 6 drops Lavender
- 6 drops Stress Away & 6 drops Orange
- 6 drops Peppermint & 6 drops Lime
- Citrus Fresh, Peace & Calming, and Joy Essential Oil blends are other great ones to try!
DIY Milk Bath Directions:
Mix all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Add to a glass jar and cap tightly. Mason Jars are a beautiful and economical way to package this recipe. Wait 24 hours before use. The recipe can be used for 4 baths using a little less than 1/2 cup each time and can be stored for roughly 3 months.
Relax & Enjoy!
I love those fancy hand scrubs that leave your hands soft and smelling like flowers. Here in Florida we have a bath store called Basin and I love to go in there and sample their scrubs. They have a sink display that allows you to play around with a bunch of their salt scrubs, soaps and lotions. I love it. However, every time I leave their store I am empty handed. Why? Because one jar of their scrub could buy me a fancy 3 course meal somewhere. Or tickets to a movie for two WITH drink and popcorn. Crazy prices.
So I have been on a hunt for an easy, cheap DIY alternative. And I have found it. It has been sitting in my pantry closet for YEARS and I had no clue. Three ingredients people. That’s it. No cooking or fancy mixing instructions. Infact, I was lazy and mixed mine in the jar I put it in!
And the best part is you can scent it however you wish. No limits people. For this batch I used Lavender and Lemon but I am thinking with fall here a Cinnamon and Orange blend would be divine. And with the holidays around the corner I am thinking these will make an appearance in my son’s daycare teachers Christmas bags. Maybe with the scent of Peppermint or a blend like Cedarwood and Spruce.
LAVENDER AND LEMON BROWN SUGAR SCRUB
TO MAKE THIS BATCH OF SUGAR SCRUB COMBINE THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS INTO A GLASS JAR:
- 1 CUP PACKED BROWN SUGAR
- 1/2 CUP COCONUT OIL
- 8 DROPS LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
- 4 DROPS LEMON OIL
DIRECTIONS: USE THIS IN YOUR BATH OR SHOWER TO MAKE YOUR SKIN SMOOTH AND SOFT!
There you go. I bought the glass jar I used at Walmart. The brown sugar and coconut oil are grocery store brand. Cheap. The essential oils are Young Living and are the brand I recommend you use for any essential oil usage. You can purchase them here. The scrub left my hands soft, smooth and moisturized. I love it!