DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe – An Old Fashioned Coziness
This DIY oatmeal milk bath recipe feels like coming home with an old-fashioned coziness. A wholesome oatmeal bath you can sink into.
We have had some cold winter nights and mornings here in Texas lately. To our surprise, we saw frost on the rooftops. My kindergartener told me, as a matter of factly, that’s what happens before it snows (luckily, her weather-predicting needs more work). A glimpse of slight frost and day temperatures hovering in the 50s and 60s is nothing compared to the harsh winters we had in Illinois, but it has led me to pull out two sweaters and almost tuck my flip-flops away. Haha!
But, I have noticed I started craving wholesome foods. Last Friday, I came home from Whole Foods with oatmeal, muffins, vanilla beans, honey yogurt, vanilla tea, soup, and butternut squash.
Looking back at my recent DIYs, I can see that I’ve been immersing myself in oatmeal, milk, and honey with my homemade oatmeal bath bombs, oats + chamomile soap, and honey and goat milk soap. Maybe it’s just winter, but I can’t get enough oatmeal, honey, vanilla, or almond right now.
If it’s a wholesome, old-fashioned feeling you’re craving right now, too, you’ll appreciate this DIY oatmeal milk bath recipe. It’s proof a good oatmeal bath can serve as self-care too!
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What does putting oatmeal in your bath do?
Oatmeal holds up to the old wife’s tale of soothing irritated skin. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties found in the cellulose and fiber of the oats act as a gentle cleanser and exfoliant. It is most commonly used in skincare as colloidal oatmeal these days, which is fine powdery oatmeal – nothing different.
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What kind of milk do I use for a milk bath?
Adding milk to your bath alone can do a number of things for the skin, including reducing inflammation, hydrating and boosting moisture retention, exfoliating dry patches, calming redness, and more. I wrote in great detail about it in this article at the Herbal Academy.
When it comes to what kind of milk to use for a milk bath, you have a wealth of options these days (thanks to Whole Foods). Almond milk, oat milk, whole milk, goat milk, or coconut milk can all be used in a milk bath.
To make this milk bath recipe, I chose powdered goat milk. I fell in love with how it made my skin feel soft as butter in my moon milk bath ritual. It’s not recent news that goat milk’s high vitamin and mineral content nourishes the skin. (Isn’t every handmade soap at the Farmer’s Market made from goat milk?)
Do you need anything besides oatmeal and milk for an oatmeal milk bath?
You can stop with just those two ingredients for a simple oatmeal milk bath recipe. Or you can add baking soda to soften the bathwater, increase the ability to slough away dead skin cells, and further reduce skin irritations. And in addition, I included Dead Sea and Epsom salts to detoxify the body and soothe muscle aches and tension.
And if you prefer a fragrance, add a ¼ teaspoon of Manuka Milk and Bergamot Honey from Wooden Wick and Co. It is a certified skin-safe all-natural fragrance of milky vanilla, beeswax, and heartwarming honey melded with orange zest and bee pollen in a dreamy, silky combination. You can find it with 11 more in a bath and body natural fragrance discovery kit too!
In unison, you’ll create a homemade milk bath as comforting as a hot bowl of old-fashioned rolled oats splashed with heavy cream and drizzled in honey.
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How Do You Make An Oatmeal Milk Bath?
If you love a good soak in the bathtub as much as I do, you’re going to come back to this old-fashioned oatmeal milk bath recipe over and over again. It is simple to make in under ten minutes. Yet, it can make such a difference in your bath routine with this melody of ingredients to gently exfoliate, soothe, and soften every surface of the skin it touches.
And you can double or triple the recipe to make inexpensive gifts for all the coziness we crave in the wintertime.
Oatmeal Milk Bath Ingredients:
2 tablespoons rolled oats
½ cup powdered goat milk
2 tablespoons baking soda
½ cup Dead sea salts
¼ cup Epsom Salts
4 airtight 2-ounce glass jars
¼ teaspoon skin-safe natural fragrance
How to Make an Oatmeal Milk Bath:
Add two tablespoons of baking soda and ½ cup of powdered goat milk to the oatmeal and stir well.
Last, add ¼ teaspoon of optional skin-safe natural fragrance and stir for one minute to fully incorporate the scent.
Once finished, scoop into four airtight two-ounce glass jars.
How to Use a Milk Bath:
Milk baths are easy to use! Sprinkle a generous dusting (about two tablespoons is plenty) into running warm bathwater. Disperse it with your hands and then step in and soak for fifteen to thirty minutes as you soothe your skin and soak in all the comforts that feel like coming home.
I’m not going to lie; this DIY oatmeal milk bath recipe packs some serious moisturizing properties leaving your skin feeling softer than creamy milk—a definite welcome in wintertime.
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- 2 tablespoons rolled oats
- ½ cup powdered goat milk
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- ½ cup dead sea salts
- ¼ cup Epsom Salts
- 4 artight 2-ounce glass jars
- ¼ teaspoon skin-safe natural fragrance
- First, to make colloidal oatmeal, scoop two tablespoons of rolled oats into a food processor or mortar and pestle. Grind until oats are ground and pour into a medium mixing bowl.
- Add two tablespoons of baking soda and ½ cup of powdered goat milk to the oatmeal and stir well.
- Next, pour ½ cup of Dead sea salts and ¼ cup of Epsom Salts into the milk bath mixture. Stir again and break up any clumps.
- Last, add ¼ teaspoon of optional skin-safe natural fragrance and stir for one minute to fully incorporate the scent.
- Once finished, scoop into four airtight two-ounce glass jars.
Milk baths are easy to use! Sprinkle a generous dusting (about two tablespoons is plenty) into running warm bath water. Disperse it with your hands and then step in soak for fifteen to thirty minutes as you soothe your skin and soak in all the comforts that feel like coming home.
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