Milk baths are one of my favorite indulgences to use in the colder months because they have gentle and soothing ingredients for your skin! This milk bath is simple to make and a lovely way to pamper your skin if it is in need of a little extra hydration. I like to keep a couple of jars on hand to treat my skin to a moisturizing bath or to give to loved ones as gifts!
Ingredients You’ll Need: I’ll share links to everything I used at the end of this post!
- Dry Milk Powder
- Epsom Salts
- Calendula Flowers
- Essential Oils
Materials You’ll Need:
- 8 oz Mason Jar
- Coffee Grinder or Spice Mill
- Measuring Spoons
Step One: Grind Your Oats and Flowers
by MIRA Brands [Mira Brands]
I used this coffee grinder (which is on sale for $20!) to grind small amounts of calendula flowers or oats to add to bath salts, sugar scrubs, face masks, and milk baths. Using a grinder instead of a food processor will give you a much finer powder, which will mix beautifully with your milk bath ingredients!
Here are the calendula flowers before and after grinding! So pretty right? You can read more about the benefits of using Calendula Flowers here. I absolutely love using the lotion bars with Calendula oil when I get out of the bath or shower!
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by Organic Bio Herbs [Organic Bio Herbs]
You can also use these dried Lavender or Rose petals in this recipe as well! The Calendula flowers come in a huge bag and will last practically forever, which is one of the reasons I used them in this recipe!
This is a jar of ground oats that I put in a small food processor. I love using these for sugar scrubs or in face masks to help gently exfoliate my skin. These oat pieces are courser than when you use a coffee grinder!
This is what the oats look like when I added them to a coffee grinder. It almost turns the oats into a fine powder, which is perfect for a milk bath so you don’t have oats floating around in your tub!
To Be Noted:
Only grind a small amount of the oats or flowers at a time so you don’t burn the motor to the coffee grinder! It only takes about 10-15 seconds for mine to turn the flowers or oats into a fine powder. It’s super easy!
Step Two: Add Your Ingredients To the Mason Jar
I added 2 tablespoons each of ground Calendula Flowers and Oats and 3 tablespoons of Epsom salts. Then I filled the rest of the jar with the dried milk powder.
Step Three: Add Essential Oils
I added 15 drops of Lavender to the jar because it’s my favorite oil to use for baths to help me unwind!
Step Four: Shake Well and Enjoy!
Put your lid on the Mason jar and give it a good shake. This is what the milk bath will look like after you combine all of the ingredients together. I love how pretty the little flakes of Calendula look mixed in with the salts, oats, and milk powder!
How I Use It
I like to add a few shakes of the milk bath to a clean tub (see how I clean my tub with natural ingredients here) under warm water and soak for 15-20 minutes. My skin feels so soft when I get out of the bathtub!
I also enjoy adding a tablespoon or two of the milk bath to my pedicure spa with warm water for a little at home pampering! The Epsom salts will help with any achy muscles or tired feet. The dried milk, oats, and calendula flowers are all soothing for your skin. The Lavender essential oil will promote relaxation and help you unwind!
Tying a raffia ribbon and adding a homemade label or chalkboard label on your Mason jar are two simple ways to dress up your milk bath to give as a gift! Bubble baths and homemade bath salts are also favorites of mine for a relaxing experience. Be sure to click the tag “Spa Worthy” at the end of this post for more pampering recipes using your essential oils!
by Starwest Botanicals [Starwest Botanicals]