DIY Homemade Milk Bath Recipe – Easy Bath and Beauty Tutorial

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 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.

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.

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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  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?