DIY Homemade Milk Bath Recipe – Easy Bath and Beauty Tutorial

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DIY Handmade Milk Bath Recipe - Easy DIY Bath Body and Beauty Craft Project - Great for handmade gifts and wedding favors
Milk baths are simple to create, but oh so luxurious on your skin! They also make great handmade gifts for birthdays and holidays – think stocking stuffers! – or as party and wedding favors!
DIY Homemade Milk Bath Tutorial - Recipe for Creating Your Own Milk Baths at Home - Great as stocking stuffers, gifts and favors
DIY Lavender and Calendula Milk Bath Recipe
1 1/2 Cups powdered cow or goat milk (found in the baking section of most grocery stores)
1/2 Cup Epsom salts
1/8 Cup baking soda
1/2 Cup Colloidal oatmeal (found in most pharmacies)
Measure out your ingredients with a measuring cup and combine in a glass bowl or container. Mix well so all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
DIY Natural Milk Bath Recipe - Organic Bath and Beauty DIY Craft Project
Then, using a large spoon, scoop your milk bath into cotton muslin bags. I use two 5″x7″ premium cotton muslin bags from Stateline Bag Co. to gift. Recipients can scoop out the desired amount from each bag and add to hot, running bath water. To gift as favors or single use bags, add milk bath mix to smaller bags. In this instance, recipients would add entire bag to hot, running bath water to use.
DIY Homemade Milk Bath Recipe - Bath and Beauty Tutorial for Creating a Spa Experience at Home
Now all you need to do is pull the bag tightly closed using the drawstrings. Be sure to store in a cool, dry location between uses. This milk bath recipe is made from natural, organic ingredients and contains no added fragrances making it perfect for sensitive skin users. To add fragrance to your milk bath, simply add several drops of organic essential oil to each individually sized bath bag. The ingredients for this bath and beauty project were purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

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Rebecca Dawn Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can find more of her amazing skin care recipes at The Nourished Life blog as well as right here on Soap Deli News. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News blog here in order to receive email updates.


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  2. How much do you use in a bath?

  3. You can add as much or as little as you like. I’d suggest 2 Tablespoons.

  4. can’t wait to make these for a group of co-workers to help them de-stress!

  5. how long does it last? i would like to make some ahead for xmas, it’s sept. now, would it keep?

  6. I can’t find the Calendula flowers or the lavender flowers anywhere, can i make this without them?