If you enjoy a lovely relaxing bath then my DIY Milk Bath Recipe is EXACTLY what you need in your life!
I’m all about self-care at the moment and have deliberately been a bit selfish lately and have neglected some parts of my life to focus on myself for a while. I might even write a separate post about it because it’s been a conscious effort on my part to be more selfish and it’s not been easy if I’m honest.
I’ve definitely spent more time relaxing without worrying about what I could be doing if I wasn’t taking my time in the bath or watching a random video on YouTube but more than that, I’m really making an effort to do the things I enjoy again – things like baking cakes, taking photos and experimenting with random DIYs that may or may not ever make it onto here.
So this weekend, I’ve made some of my favourite sugar scrubs (guess which one I like best) and a batch of this DIY milk bath which I’m sharing with you today.
A milk bath is actually surprisingly good for your skin – the protein and fat in the milk enriches your bath water and helps to exfoliate your skin and the lactic acid found in the milk hydrates your skin and helps get rid of the dead skin cells. I’ve added in some of my favourite essential oils to help make your bath as relaxing as it can be.
How to make a relaxing DIY Milk Bath
1 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup baking soda
¼ cup Epsom salts
1 tablespoon sweet almond or olive oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops rose essential oil
10 drops chamomile essential oil
Food colouring if you want to make it look pretty and do a layered effect
(The cups can be the actual US cup measurements or just a normal teacup – it’s not an exact science at all)
- Add your oats to a food processor and crush until you have a fine powder. You can also just pop it in a sandwich bag and whack with a rolling pin if you don’t want to use the food processor.
- Add the powdered milk, baking soda, and Epsom salts to a separate bowl and stir it all together.
- Add the oats to the dry ingredients and give it a good mix!
- Add almond or olive oil to your bowl – I generally just use olive oil, to be honest as I always have that in.
- Add the essential oils to bowl and mix everything together.
- If you want a layered look, split your mixture evenly into two bowls. Add food colouring to one bowl and leave the other plain. Otherwise, add food colouring to the entire mixture or to none of it if you’d prefer!
- Layer the mixture (if that’s the way you’re going) into an airtight container and store until ready.
- Add 1/4 cup to your bath water and relax!
This DIY milk bath recipe makes a perfect gift too so you could make an extra batch to give away as gifts!
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