Milk Bath Recipe and Moon Bath Ritual

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Milk Bath Recipe & Moon Ritual – a Luminous Soak for Body, Mind, and Soul

Our milk bath recipe and moon bath ritual begin with milk and ends with ahh… Relish in self-care tonight with moonlight milk bath benefits for the body, mind, and soul. 

There is undeniably something luxurious about soaking in the bath. A snowy winter afternoon or a steamy summer night, makes no difference, a milk bath under the moonlight benefits the body, mind, and soul. 

Sure, I enjoy a variety of at-home spa treatments: face scrubs, collagen masks, dry brushing, and purifying steams. And I do love all the bath additives – homemade bubble bath, salt bars, and bath bombs. But, there is nothing like a moon milk bath to relax the body, unwind the mind, and indulge the soul. 

You’ll suddenly see why everyone is talking about milk bath benefits and luminous moon baths after reading this! 

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What is a moon bath?  It begins with milk and ends with ahh… you’ll bask in our milk bath recipe and moon ritual of pomegranate and jasmine.

What is a moon bath or a milk bath for that matter?

A moon bath in its most simplistic form means basking under the light of the moon. The lunar light is said to enhance skin tone and beauty while bringing harmony to both the body and soul. Brought to recent popularity by the book titled Moon Bath, a luxurious guide that invites readers to immerse themselves in the healing powers of nature. It details bathing rituals and bath recipes with the lunar cycles and the natural rhythms of the cosmos to enrich self-care practices. 

When should I take a moon bath?

According to Ayurveda practices moon bathing is best on bright moon days; such as during a full moon or new moon. 

And when you combine a moon bath with a milk bath, which is exactly what it implies – bathing in a bath of milk, you’ll experience a self-care ritual like no other. 

What is the purpose of a milk bath?

The addition of milk to a bath alone is beneficial to the skin due to its pH level, but there are a wealth of benefits to be had. 

Milk Bath Benefits:

  • promotes restful sleep
  • calms redness
  • smoothes and exfoliates the skin, thanks to lactic acid
  • improves the firmness of skin
  • eases muscle tension
  • decreases dry patches and dry skin flare-ups
  • relieves stress
  • helps soothe irritated skin
  • hydrates and boosts moisture retention 
  • promotes relaxation 
  • eases sunburn
  • helps reduce inflammation 
  • diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • improves the overall appearance of skin

Without a doubt, it’s something we all could benefit from, especially after a challenging week or rough day.  Learn more about how a milk bath can exfoliate, soothe, and moisturize the skin in my article at the Herbal Academy.

How do you make a milk bath? You’ll suddenly see why everyone is talking about milk bath benefits and luminous moon baths after this!

What kind of milk do you use for a milk bath?

When I created my first milk bath recipe I had to figure out what milk was best for a bath. What I learned is you really can’t go wrong. Here are five types of milk you can use for a milk bath:

1. Coconut Milk

Just like applying coconut oil topically in skincare, coconut milk has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects. As Dr. Axe points out it contains lauric acid, a fatty acid that has antimicrobial properties and supports skin health. And studies have shown it increases cell turnover, thus boosting collagen production. Certainly, a great option for a milk bath, as I used powdered coconut milk to make 3 milk bath recipes here in collaboration with Flourish, the official blog of Willow and Sage Magazine.

2. Almond Milk

Almond milk is rich in fatty oils that leave our skin feeling supple and super soft. It’s another great plant-based option to soothe and hydrate the skin in a milk bath. I haven’t found it in powder form, so you would need to warm it up on the stove before adding it to a bath.

3. Whole Milk

Even the most commonly-used whole milk from cows is nourishing for the skin. It has a pH level very close to the pH of our skin. And it’s inexpensive compared to other options. Just make sure you’re buying full-fat powdered whole milk. You’ll be missing all the fatty goodness for the skin in the non-fat milk. 

4. Oat Milk

If you had chickenpox growing up, you may recall an oatmeal bath. Usually a combination of whole milk and ground oats, it really helped to stop the itching! In fact, I make oatmeal soap when I  experience dermatitis to calm itchy skin and exfoliate a dry patch. It works well for those with eczema too. 

Today, we have a much easier option for an oatmeal bath with the creation of organic oat milk. It’s gentle and soothing for dry skin issues. 

5. Goat Milk

If you’ve tried my goat milk and honey soap recipe then you know how soothing goat milk is for the skin. Those creamy bars of soap feel like soft butter and honey on your skin. Just imagine how it would feel soaking your entire body in goat milk?

Reduce inflammation, break down dead skin cells, moisturize, and hydrate with goat milk powder in a milk bath for smoother, softer skin! 

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How do you make a homemade milk bath?

If you haven’t noticed I can’t get enough pomegranate around here: pomegranate pink clay soap topped with dried pomegranate flower petals, tinted lip balm made with pomegranate seed oil to my pomegranate face scrub for glowing skin. I couldn’t stop myself from infusing a milk bath with all things pomegranate! 

Get ready for an incredible goat milk bath surrounded by floating pomegranate and jasmine flowers. With pink Himalayan salt melting muscle tension along with jasmine and pomegranate oil nourishing your skin under the moonlight of an open window. 

It’s one self care experience you don’t want to miss! 

Milk Bath Recipe & Moon Ritual - a Luminous Soak for Body, Mind, and Soul

Moon Milk Bath Ingredients:

Pomegranate Moon Milk Bath Recipe:

  1. In a medium glass mixing bowl combine ½ cup of pink Himalayan coarse salt with 1 teaspoon pomegranate oil and 5 drops of jasmine essential oil. Stir well to coat the salt with oil. 
  2. Next, add ½ cup powdered goat milk and stir well. Followed by 1 teaspoon dried pomegranate flower petals.
  3. Stir once more and scoop into an 8-ounce airtight container. 
  4. Top with 1 to 2 tablespoons dried pomegranate flowers and 1 tablespoon dried jasmine flowers

Moon Milk Bath Ritual:

  • Check your calendar or weather app for the next full moon or new moon. Then prepare this pomegranate moon milk bath recipe. 
  • Pour a warm to hot bath then scoop half a cup of the milk bath into the bath. 
  • Open a window to the moonlight or plan to step outside after soaking to expose your skin to the lunar energy. 
  • Wrap your hair in a shower cap. 
  • Slip in under the dried flowers and soak it all. Rub your feet against the coarse salt and into dry areas in circular motions. 
  • Glide your fingers through the water to disperse the oils throughout the bath. 
  • Soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. 
  • Apply a hydrating lotion, like my recipe for a whipped body butter to seal in moisture after a milk bath. There’s no need to rinse after a milk bath, but you can if you choose. 

Indulge yourself in a glorious at-home spa treatment every full and new moon for softer luminous skin and the ultimate in self-care. Double the recipe to share with a friend who could benefit from a milk bath moon ritual too. 

PRINTABLE RECIPE:

How do you make a homemade milk bath? It begins with milk and ends with ahh… you’ll bask in our milk bath recipe and moon ritual of pomegranate and jasmine.

Moon Milk Bath Recipe

Yield: 8 ounces
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Our milk bath recipe and moon ritual begin with milk and end with ahh… Relish in self-care tonight with moon milk bath benefits for the body, mind, and soul.

Materials

  • 1 8-ounce glass swing jar
  • ½ cup pink Himalayan coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate oil
  • 5 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried pomegranate flower petals
  • ½ cup powdered goat milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried pomegranate flowers
  • 1 tablespoon dried jasmine flowers

Instructions

  1. In a medium glass mixing bowl combine ½ cup of pink Himalayan coarse salt with 1 teaspoon pomegranate oil and 5 drops of jasmine essential oil. Stir well to coat the salt with oil. 
  2. Next, add ½ cup powdered goat milk and stir well. Followed by 1 teaspoon dried pomegranate flower petals.
  3. Stir once more and scoop into an 8-ounce airtight container. 
  4. Top with 1 to 2 tablespoons dried pomegranate flowers and 1 tablespoon dried jasmine flowers.

Notes

Indulge yourself in a glorious at-home spa treatment every full and new moon for softer luminous skin and the ultimate in self-care with our moon bath ritual.

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  1. Reply

    Albertina

    I have heard about bathing with milk but I didn’t know that it has so many great benefits. Thanks a lot for sharing this I will definitely give it a try.

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      It is amazing, and your skin will feel incredible!

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