10 DIY Milk Bath Soaks
10 DIY milk bath soaks with milk bath benefits even Cleopatra would appreciate. There’s a milk bath recipe for everyone, from relaxing lavender to zesty lemongrass, orange creme, old-fashioned oatmeal, and chai latte!
Isn’t there something undeniably relaxing about soaking in a hot bath? For many, it is the best way to unwind and soothe tension. But, there is nothing as luxurious as a milk bath to soothe the body, chillax, and indulge the senses.
And the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, renowned as quite possibly the most beautiful woman in human history, none other than Cleopatra, agreed. According to the history books, she bathed in a bath of milk, lavender, and rose petals to keep her skin soft and youthful.
Lucky for us, we can experience a legendary milk bath inspired by the queen of beauty with these ten unique milk bath soaks to relax, soften, and moisturize our skin simultaneously!
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Are milk baths good for you?
When I learned why milk bath soaks are good for you, I realized one reason why Cleopatra might have been known throughout the world for her stunning beauty and radiant skin. You see, when we soak in a bath of milk, lactic acid loosens and dissolves dead skin and excess sebum oil. It’s a natural exfoliation process with no work on our part.
Milk’s high vitamin content can boost cell growth to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. As well as, its pH level that offers our skin a wealth of benefits to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin. You will notice a healthy glow after bathing in milk.
Here’s a list of milk bath benefits that stand out in these milk bath soaks!
Benefits of Milk Bath Soaks:
- promotes restful sleep
- calms redness
- hydrates and boosts moisture retention
- promotes relaxation
- eases sunburn
- helps reduce inflammation
- smoothes and exfoliates the skin, thanks to lactic acid
- improves skin firmness
- eases muscle tension
- helps soothe irritated skin
- decreases dry patches and dry skin flare-ups
- relieves stress
- diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
- improves the overall appearance of skin
Now, you can see why Cleopatra’s legendary natural beauty ritual of soaking in a bath of milk is still valid today. But, we have the ease of using powdered milk such as powdered coconut milk that is shelf-stable and essential oils for fragrance instead of fresh roses and lavender. (Though you can certainly use liquid milk and fresh flowers.)
Are you ready to unwind, restore, and find your inner Cleopatra? Look no further than these ten unique DIY milk bath soaks!
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10 DIY Milk Bath Soaks Fit For A Queen
Transform your bath with these ten unique DIY milk bath soaks infused with milk bath benefits even Cleopatra would appreciate. There’s a milk bath recipe for everyone, from relaxing lavender to zesty lemongrass, orange creme, and chai latte!
1. Pomegranate Moon Milk Bath Recipe
This milk bath recipe and moon bath ritual begins with milk and ends with ahh… Picture yourself immersed in goat milk surrounded by floating pomegranate and jasmine flowers under the moonlight of an open window while jasmine essential oil and pomegranate seed oil nourish your skin, and pink Himalayan salt melts muscle tension.
It’s one self-care experience you don’t want to miss!
Pair this moon milk bath with the fruity, sweet French perfection of my pomegranate pink clay soap recipe. It’s just the right amount of pink and everything a luxurious handmade soap should be.
2. DIY Milk and Honey Floral Bath Soak
This DIY milk and honey floral bath soak is moisturizing, soothing, and incredibly appealing to the senses. Powdered milk and honey it’s deeply hydrating for dry skin.
And organic flower petals of jasmine, rose, calendula, and hibiscus provide aromatherapy and luxury to your bath experience. Kyla and Kim say your daily bath will feel like a rejuvenating day at the spa, and I can see why!
3. DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe
If it’s a wholesome, old-fashioned feeling you’re craving – you’ll appreciate this DIY oatmeal milk bath recipe. It’s proof that a good oatmeal bath splashed with heavy cream and drizzled in honey can serve as self-care too!
It is a simple beauty recipe that can be made in under ten minutes. Yet, it can have such a difference in your bath routine with a melody of ingredients to gently exfoliate, soothe, and soften every surface of the skin it touches.
4. Sweet Mint Milk Bath Recipe
This is a good milk bath soak for opening your sinuses! Made in minutes with just a few ingredients, you will love this luxurious mint milk bath recipe.
Let the sweet minty scent of spearmint put you at ease and leave your skin feeling soft and nourished. Plus, Julie made a free printable label to place on your milk bath jars. Wouldn’t they make an adorable gift for a bridal shower or engagement party for a couple that was “mint to be”?
5. Wake Up Milk Bath Soak
Not all milk bath soaks need to be enjoyed surrounded by candlelight after dark. They can also be enjoyed in the dewy, soft morning light. This natural milk bath is designed to help you start the day feeling refreshed with zesty lemongrass essential oil and invigorating dried eucalyptus leaf and oil with a touch of sweet ylang-ylang.
And it’s just one of the luxurious natural milk baths I created for Willow and Sage Magazine. Check out the fun tutorial for this milk bath DIY packaging idea at Flourish, the official blog of Willow and Sage magazine!
6. Homemade Coconut Milk Bath Soak
What are the benefits of a coconut milk bath soak? Powdered coconut milk is excellent for dry skin and can help soothe eczema flare-ups. It softens, soothes, and smooths the skin while also brightening it to look healthier and more even overall.
Create this homemade coconut milk bath soak to soften and soothe your skin. It’s really a simple recipe, and chances are you have most of these ingredients (if not all) already at home!
7. French Lavender Milk Bath Jars
Make these French lavender DIY milk bath jars for a sweet slumber. Created with natures’ most calming aroma and ingredients to soothe – it’s all about relaxation!
Soaking in this bath of powdered goat milk, jasmine, French coarse sea salt, and French lavender makes me feel like I’m in Provence, France. I can easily picture row upon row of purple-blue French lavender fields stretching endlessly toward the distant mountains.
These milk bath jars make a thoughtful gift of peace and quiet for Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation paired with my jasmine aloe vera soap bars or DIY lavender candle tins recipes.
8. Homemade Orange Cream Milk Bath
This homemade orange cream milk bath will add luxurious benefits to your bath with sweet-smelling orange essential oil, skin-soothing milk, cornstarch, and baking soda. And you’ll find it creates a lovely creamy foam in the tub that easily rinses away afterward, leaving your skin softened with the pretty scent of orange.
Packaged in a pretty jar with a free printable label and bakery twine, it also makes a lovely homemade gift!
9. Soothing Chamomile Lavender Milk Bath Recipe
This herbal milk bath recipe is a beautiful combination of natural ingredients to soothe dry skin while relaxing the body and mind. Chamomile flowers and delicate lavender buds are blended with powdered whole milk.
Combined, they create one of the most calming milk bath soaks with just the right antidotes for much-needed self-care. You’ll thank me later.
10. Spiced Chai Latte DIY Bath Soak
Melt away stress and tension in an unforgettable, warming, spiced chai Latte DIY bath soak. It is made with real chai tea, pink Himalayan salts and Epsom salts, whole milk, and a blend of comforting clove, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom essential oils to melt your cares away.
For a soothing soak fit for a queen, turn to these ten unique DIY milk bath soaks to unwind, restore, and find your inner Cleopatra.
Bottle up a milk bath soak to give the gift of beauty, time, and space with many of the free printables included with these recipes.
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