The winter months can be drying and harsh on our skin…especially if you live in cold, dry areas. One of my favorite ways to hydrate my skin in the winter is taking a bath with a scoop of this DIY Oatmeal Bath Recipe.
Oatmeal milk baths combine the soothing properties of milk and oatmeal, both of which are associated with reducing skin redness and irritation. Oatmeal is especially known for its skin moisturizing benefits. While milk is a soothing, nourishing and a natural gentle exfoliater.
An Oatmeal Milk Bath will leave your skin refreshed and renewed. These benefits can be especially advantageous for those with skin rashes. Creating an oatmeal milk bath requires simple household ingredients. You can add natural oils and scents to the bath for an aromatherapy boost.
Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe
1 cup whole fat dried milk
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup oats
5-7 drops high quality essential oil(s) of your choice
*add the oils to the mixture if you want an entire bottle to be the same. If you want to add different oils to your bath water depending on the type of bath you need (relaxing, soothing, invigorating…etc.
- Take your oats and grind them into a fine powder in your food processor.
- Stir the milk, baking soda and ground oats together.
- Place the milk bath into a clean and well-sealing container.
- To use, add about 1/8 cup of the oatmeal milk bath to warm water and stir to dissolve.
- Add essential oils if you didn’t mix them into the mixture.
Will keep for up to 3 months if kept air-tight and scoop with clean hands or scoop.
If you are looking for oils that are great for you skin, try the following oils.
- Ylang Ylang.
- Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
- Clary Sage
I found a beautiful image with some oils that are great for the skin here.
I share 6 Tips for Staying Healthy in the Winter here if you are looking for ways to keep the illness away.
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This Oatmeal Milk Bath also makes a lovely gift idea for friends and family. Package it up in a pretty package and add a printable label, and you have an easy and unique gift idea!
To download the labels, simply click on the link below. There is a larger label and a smaller label so you can use the one that fits your container the best.
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