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 Oatmeal Bath Recipe.
This Oatmeal Milk Bath 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! Make sure to make some for yourself too! This soothing recipe comes together in minutes. Store some under your sink and add it to a bath after a long day.
WHAT IS A MILK BATH?
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 this recipe requires simple household ingredients. You can add natural oils and scents to the bath for an aromatherapy boost.
HOW DO YOU MAKE AN OATMEAL MILK BATH?
First, you will need to gather these ingredients below. These ingredients may already be in your home. Then following the step-by-step instructions.
1 cup whole fat dried milk
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1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup oats
1 Mason Jar
5-7 drops high quality essential oil(s) of your choice
- 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 to warm water and stir to dissolve.
- Add the oils to the mixture if you want an entire bottle to be the same. If you don’t want the entire bottle the same, you can the essential oils directly to the bath water.
Do you want to print out a copy of our Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe. You can do so, by clicking HERE:
HOW TO STORE MILK BATH
Oatmeal Milk Bath will keep for up to 3 months, if kept air-tight and scoop with clean hands or scoop.
HOMEMADE OATMEAL MILK BATH VIDEO TUTORIAL
Sharing a simple step-by-step video tutorial below to get you started.
In the winter, my favorite Essential Oils to add in this recipe are On Guard (for a deal on On Guard Bundle go here) Eucalyptus, Lavender and Peppermint. These are a great support if you are feeling under the weather. The bath is great for relaxing you and the oils are a great respiratory support.
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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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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