Lavender Chamomile Milk Bath Soak Recipe (Excellent for Dry, Irritated Skin)
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How to make an easy lavender chamomile milk bath soap recipe.  This is an excellent DIY for dry or irritated skin.  Use powdered coconut milk for a vegan option.


While most of the country is celebrating back to school because that means that their kids will finally stop fighting, I'll be mourning my free time.  My kids learn at home, so I'll be adding about 6 hours a day to my already busy schedule.  


Although our days are crazy, we do have an advantage in that we don't have homework.  When we are done in the afternoon, we are done for the day.  


That's right; zero fights about homework or worrying about getting homework done before after school activities.  



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Starting Monday, I'll be waking up before the kids so I can sip my coffee while I work in peace.  Then I'll help the kids with school work, drive one kid back and forth to his college classes four days a week, take another kid to autism therapy three days a week, and try to keep up with the usual home stuff.  


I'm exhausted just thinking about it.  That's why I made this lavender and chamomile milk bath recipe this week.  I just know that I'll need something to help me relax next week. 


Lavender Chamomile Milk Bath Soak Recipe 


This milk bath recipe is wonderful for all skin types, but it's especially wonderful for acne prone skin or irritated skin.  Most of the ingredients are great for dry, itchy skin.  


But even if you aren't trying to help any skin conditions, this is a great recipe that will help soften your skin.

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How Do You Make a Milk Bath Soak?


It's easy to make a homemade milk bath soap recipe.  I make mine with dry ingredients so it's shelf stable when you want to use it.


You'll need powdered milk, baking soda, and arrowroot powder for the base of the milk bath soap recipe.  You can also add herbs and essential oils if you want.


What Kind of Milk Do You Use for a Milk Bath?


I use powdered cow's milk because it's inexpensive and works well.  You can also use powdered coconut milk, powdered goat's milk, or powdered buttermilk.


Does Milk Bath Lighten the Skin?


Lactic acid in cow's milk can help exfoliate the skin.  With repeated use, it's said to help lighten dark spots and even skin tone.


That said, one milk bath soak won't lighten your skin.  


Should I Rinse After a Milk Bath?


Yes, I recommend rinsing after a milk bath.  You can soak in the milk bath and then take a quick shower to rinse off.


Milk Bath Soak Recipe Ingredients


Powdered Milk


The base of this recipe is, of course, powdered milk.  I always have powdered milk in my pantry just in case we are out of milk and I need some for a recipe.  I also use it for making bath salts and milk bath recipes like this one.  





Milk powder acts as a cleanser for your skin.  It's high in vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin, so you'll have softer skin after your milk bath.  


Milk powder has lactic acid in it.  Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).  It can help reduce the signs of aging because it exfoliates your skin.  It's also wonderful for acne prone skin if you have have body acne.


You can also use goat's milk powder, buttermilk powder, or coconut milk powder.  


Baking Soda


I like adding baking soda to my bath products because can aid in detoxing your body.  It actually absorbs heavy metals from your body as your soak.  


Baking soda also softens your skin and can help soothe irritation, so it's great for dry or itchy skin in a milk bath soak recipe.


Arrowroot Powder


Most milk bath recipes call for cornstarch, but I don't like using cornstarch.  Cornstarch is usually made from GMO corn, but the plant that arrowroot powder comes from is never genetically modified.  


Arrowroot powder gives some bulk to this recipe, but it also absorbs excess oils while it soothes the skin.  If you have body acne or dry, itchy skin, it can really help.


READ Beauty Benefits of Arrowroot Powder


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Chamomile



Chamomile is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.  It's also full of antioxidants to help prevent the signs of aging.


Chamomile is my first choice for sensitive or irritated skin (as long as you don't have open cuts or wounds).  


This recipe uses both the essential oil and the herb.  I grow my own chamomile, so I like to use it a lot of recipes.  You can also buy dried chamomile.


It's perfectly save to leave the chamomile whole, but I like to grind it a little bit so it dissolves better in the water and won't be a risk to my plumbing in a milk bath soak recipe. 


I also added chamomile essential oil for it's skin and aromatherapy benefits.


Lavender


Again, I use both the dried lavender and lavender essential oil.  Lavender is not only a relaxing fragrance, it's also great for your skin.  Lavender is a natural anti-inflammatory, and it's also soothing for your skin.





Lavender has been proven to help you relax.  Lavender has been proven to significantly decrease blood pressure and heart rate when used in aromatherapy. 


More DIY Bath Recipes


If you like this lavender chamomile milk bath soap recipe, then you'll love these recipes:



Lavender Chamomile Milk Bath Soak Ingredients




Lavender Chamomile Milk Bath Soap Directions


STEP #1


Use a mortar and pestle to grind the chamomile flowers and lavender buds.  They don't need to be a fine powder, but they should be small pieces so they won't clog your drain.


STEP #2


Combine the powdered milk, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and ground herbs in a bowl.  Add essential oils and stir well.  



STEP #3 


Spoon the lavender chamomile milk bath recipe into a jar.  I found this one at Hobby Lobby, but you can also find a similar one on Amazon.  



To use, pour 1 to 2 cups of milk bath into running water as you draw your bath.  Then enjoy the aroma and skin benefits while you relax.  You deserve it!


This will make about 12 ounces of lavender chamomile milk bath.  You can also double or triple the recipe if you are making it to sell or for gifts.


diy, herbal beauty, essential oils, milk bath, bath soak, dry skin
Yield: 12 ounces
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10

Lavender Chamomile Milk Bath Soak Recipe

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 15 Mtotal time: 20 M
How to make lavender chamomile milk bath soak recipe for dry or irritated skin.

materials:

  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 4 tablespoons baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground dried chamomile flowers (or the contents of 2 chamomile tea bags)
  • 1 tablespoons ground dried lavender buds
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops chamomile essential oil

tools:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon

steps:

  1. Use a mortar and pestle to grind the chamomile flowers and lavender buds. They don't need to be a fine powder, but they should be small pieces so they won't clog your drain.
  2. Combine the powdered milk, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and ground herbs in a bowl. Add essential oils and stir well.
  3. Spoon the lavender chamomile milk bath recipe into a jar. I found this one at Hobby Lobby, but you can also find a similar one on Amazon.
  4. To use, pour 1 to 2 cups of milk bath into running water as you draw your bath. Then enjoy the aroma and skin benefits while you relax. You deserve it!
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.