Lavender Milk Bath Recipe (Test Tube Bath Salts)
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How to make a relaxing bath salts lavender milk bath recipe.  This has real lavender and real milk powder to nourish your skin.  I layered them in test tubes, so they are perfect for gift giving.  They look pretty sitting in  dish before you use them.





Lavender Milk Bath Recipe


I try to stay away from strictly Christmas themed DIY bath and body gifts because by the time they use them, Christmas is over.  


This lavender bath salts recipe makes a perfect Christmas gift or a gift for another occasion.  Since it's not themed, you can use it for teacher gifts for end or year or a birthday.


I made mine as test tube bath salts because I think they look so pretty for gifts.  It's an herbal bath salts recipe that has bath salts, lavender buds, and milk powder for your skin.


For more DIY Christmas gift ideas, check out these posts:


 




What is a Lavender Milk Bath?


A lavender milk bath recipe is based on a lavender milk drink.  It's a relaxing drink that you can drink before bed to promote relaxation and destress.


Both lavender and milk are good for your skin, so lavender milk bath benefits help promote skin health.  


This herbal bath soak has milk powder in it, so it creates a weak milk in the bath water.


What Are Milk Baths Good For?


A lavender milk bath has several benefits for your skin, including:


  • Hydrating skin
  • Soothing skin
  • Reducing signs of aging
  • Exfoliating
  • Improve skin texture
  • Reduce dry spots
  • Soothe sunburn
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote sleep


What Kind of Milk Do You Use In A Milk Bath?


I used whole fat dry milk, but you can also use nonfat dry milk.  However, the lower the fat, the less moisturizing it will be for your skin.


If you are vegan or want a non dairy option, use powdered coconut milk in place of the dry milk.


What Do Lavender Bath Salts Do?


Lavender is said to promote relaxation.  Lavender is also naturally antibacterial and moisturizing for your skin.  


The scent of lavender is said to be calming and promote relaxation.





What Salts are Best for Bath?


I used dead sea salt to make my lavender bath salts recipe.  Dead sea salts are antimicrobial and can help draw toxins from the body.  They act like a natural detox.


However, you can also use Himalayan salt or Epsom salt.  Epsom salt isn't really a salt, but it's high in magnesium that can be absorbed through the skin.  


Magnesium flakes also look really pretty in test tube bath salts.  I used them in my pumpkin chai tea bath salts and my relaxing bath salts recipe


What Herbs Can You Bathe In?


Many of my recipes can be adapted.  This is a base recipe that you can make as it is or change it to suit your skin needs.


Instead of lavender buds, you can use one of the following:



For more herbal bath salts, try my lemon lavender bath salts recipe or my rose milk bath tea.


For smaller quantities of herbs, I recommend Grass Roots Herb Supply on Etsy.  However, for larger quantities, then I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs.


Can You Use Fresh Herbs in Bath Salts?


Yes, you can use fresh herbs to make herbal bath salts.  However, fresh herbs should be used right away.  If you are making test tube bath salts to give later, or use a jar, then only use dried herbs.


Can I Put Dried Lavender in my Bath?


Yes, you can use dried lavender to make a lavender milk bath.  The warm water helps release the wonderful aroma and the lavender milk bath benefits for your skin.


Using dried herbs in your bath can clog pipes.  If you have old plumbing or a septic system, then you can place the herbal bath soak in a tea bag.  Then you can toss the herbs in the bag after your bath.





Do You Need a Carrier Oil in Bath Salts?


You need a carrier oil to make relaxing bath salts if you use essential oils.  I was originally going to use lavender essential oil, but the carrier oil made the relaxing bath salts too oily.


I was afraid the milk would turn into a mess, and the test tube bath salts would likely stick in the test tube and not come out.


If you do want to use essential oils, then use a carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil) to dilute the essential oils.  


I recommend using 1 cup of salts, 1 tablespoon carrier oil, and 6 drops of essential oils.  Then store your lavender bath salts recipe in a bath salts jar instead of in test tubes. 


Do Bath Salts Need to Be Sealed?


Yes, your lavender bath salts recipe needs to be sealed.  The sea salt will draw moisture from the air.  This can cause it to clump, and it can cause mold to grow in the lavender buds.


How Do You Package Bath Salts?


I really like test tube bath salts for gift giving because they look so pretty.  However, you can use an 8 ounce mason jar or other sealed container like these bath salt jars.





Should You Rinse after a Lavender Milk Bath?


Yes, you should rinse your body after using a lavender milk bath recipe.  Although there are several lavender milk bath benefits for your skin, the milk can leave your skin feeling sticky if you don't rinse it off.


How Often Should You Take Milk Baths?


You can use this relaxing bath salts recipe once a week to promote relaxation and nourish your skin.


How Do You Make a Lavender Milk Bath?


To make these relaxing bath salts, you will need:


  




How to Make a Homemade Milk Bath


Step #1


Combine the sea salt and mica in a bowl.  I used about 1/8 teaspoon of mica and stirred well.  Add more mica as needed. 





Step #2


Begin layering the test tube bath salts.  I put in from bottom to top purple sea salt, milk powder, lavender buds, milk powder, and finally purple sea salt on top.





You can alternate layers if you wish.  You could also just combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and pour that in.


Dump the entire test tube in running water to make an herbal bath soak.  You'll get the lavender milk bath benefits from the salts, lavender, and the dry milk.


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Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
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Lavender Milk Bath Salts Recipe

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
How to make a lavender milk bath recipe with sea salt, lavender buds, and real milk powder.

materials:

  • 4 tablespoons dead sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
  • Purple mica
  • Test tubes

tools:

  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Funnel

steps:

  1. Combine the sea salt and mica in a bowl. I used about 1/8 teaspoon of mica and stirred well. Add more mica as needed.
  2. Begin layering the test tube bath salts. I put in from bottom to top purple sea salt, milk powder, lavender buds, milk powder, and finally purple sea salt on top.  You can alternate layers if you wish. You could also just combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and pour that in.
  3. Dump the entire test tube in running water to make an herbal bath soak. You'll get the lavender milk bath benefits from the salts, lavender, and the dry milk.
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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.