This DIY milk bath recipe is simple, inexpensive, and sure to leave you feeling refreshed and pampered after a stressful day!
Looking for a relaxing and luxurious way to spend an evening at home? Why not make your own milk bath! This DIY milk bath recipe is simple, inexpensive, and sure to leave you feeling refreshed and pampered.
Plus, this recipe is incredibly easy to customize according to your own preferences. The warm, sudsy mixture makes your relaxing bath sort of like being pampered at a spa.
This homemade milk bath recipe is a great gift idea for mother’s day or another holiday! Who wouldn’t love gift of relaxation?
What is a Milk Bath?
A milk bath involves bathing in milk-scented bath water, which is thought to have soothing effects on the senses and muscles. The warmth and richness of the milk creates a protective layer on the skin, while also nourishing it deeply.
Benefits of Milk Baths
Milk baths are known for their moisturizing and skin-softening properties, which is why so many people swear by them.
Milk baths are a luxurious way to relax and rejuvenate the skin. Soaking in a milk bath can help improve skin hydration, reduce inflammation and itchy skin, shed dead skin cells, moisturize dry skin and promote circulation thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties.
How to Make a Oatmeal Milk Bath
- ½ cup oatmeal
- ½ cup milk powder
- A few drops of drops of essential oils
Directions to Make Your Own Milk Bath recipe:
Add ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well.
This recipe is a great way to get creative with scents! If you’d like, add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil like a lavender essential oil after mixing the powders and shaking again.
For best results, place your milk bath in an airtight container like mason jars with an easy-to use lid and let’s call this one done! You can also add some twine for tying gifts.
How Often Should You Take a Milk Bath?
Many people enjoy taking one once or twice a week, but it’s also beneficial for your skin if you do it more often. After your first milk bath you will see it will become one of your favorite ways to relax.
Tips for Taking a Milk Bath
The best time of day to take your milk bath is in the evening before bedtime.
When you hop into the warm bath tub, pour in ½ cup of your DIY milk bath and then add 1-2 cups of hot water; mix together with your hands until it becomes thick like body lotion.
Apply this mixture all over your body while taking deep breaths and relaxing under its soothing heat – your own soothing milk bath will feel amazing! Afterward, pat yourself dry with towels and apply your skin care products.
You should probably avoid taking one if you have any skin irritations like skin rashes, poison ivy, inflamed or sunburned skin, eczema spots.
A homemade milk bath mixture has a long shelf life of close to a year.
Try creating more DIY Bath Products such as shower salts, bath salts, shampoo bars or DIY Bath bombs for healthy skin!
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This looks so good! What a great gift to make for friends or enjoy yourself!
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
Reesa Lewandowski says
Up to a year!