We all know how important it is to take time for ourselves and relax. What better way to do that than by pampering yourself with our DIY Milk and Honey Floral Bath Soak. Bath soaks are an easy way to unwind after a long day and show your body some extra love.
Some days are harder than others. Work demands, getting the kids to and from school and activities, making time to get groceries, fixing dinner…I could go on and on.
As moms, we seem to take on all those responsibilities ourselves and become worn down and exhausted.
It is important that we find a little bit of alone time just for ourselves to relax and unwind. Wouldn’t you agree!!!
For some of us, it may be taking a long walk or a power nap. For others, it could be reading a book or taking a bath.
Personally, I like to combine a relaxing bath with a good book and maybe add a few candles for ambiance. This is the ideal way for me to destress and relax.
All you DIYer’s out there are going to want to give our Milk and Honey Floral Bath Soak a try! Not only is it easy to make, but this simple addition to your warm water uses natural ingredients that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
If you want more DIY Self-Care recipes, try my DIY Vanilla Lip Balm, DIY Cucumber Melon Lotion Bar, or Awakening DIY Citrus Shower Bomb.
Ingredients Needed For DIY Milk And Honey Floral Bath Soak
- Honey – or powdered honey
- Sweet Almond Oil – helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Jojoba oil is a great substitution.
- Calendula Essential Oil – considered a healing oil.
- Jasmine Essential Oil – improving mood, overcoming stress and balancing hormones.
- Powdered Goats Milk – nourishes and moisturizes skin.
- Epsom Salts – relaxes muscles and relieves pain.
- Dried Calendula Petals – all dried flower petals.
- Jasmine Petals – improves brain activity and enhances ones mood.
- Dried Rose Petals – soothes irritated skin.
- Dried Chrysanthemum Petals – rich in iron and helps to carry oxygen through the blood.
How to make DIY milk and honey floral bath soak
Create a spa (ahhhhh!) day right at home in just minutes by following these step-by-step instructions!
In a small mixing bowl, add honey, sweet almond oil, and the essential oils and stir together thoroughly.
In a separate medium-sized bowl, add milk powder. then pour in the essential oil blend and honey mixture from the small bowl. Stir well to combine.
To mix thoroughly, use your hand and knead the mixture to be the best incorporation of all ingredients.
Pour in Epsom salts and stir thoroughly.
Toss in dried flowers and gently stir to combine.
Pour into jars.
DIY milk and honey floral bath soak recipe notes and tips
- Add 2 – 3 tablespoons in your bath for the best results.
- A funnel will be very useful and helpful when adding the mixture to a jar or bottle with a smaller opening at the top.
- Add in a some ground (colloidal) oatmeal to your mixture as it also helps to nourish and hydrate dry skin.
Variations of DIY milk and honey floral bath soak to try
- Lavender is a great addition or substitute oil/scent for this bath soak. Lavender is beneficial to the immune system, improves sleep, and help to fight stress.
- Powdered donkey milk is a unique substitute to try. You may not be able to find it in your local store but you can definitely find it online at a pretty reasonable price.
Himalayan salts vs Epsom salt vs table salt
Epsom salt baths may be a better way to increase magnesium content in the body because it has a higher magnesium content than Himalayan salts do. Either salt you choose will foster relaxing baths that soak away the stresses of the day!
On the other hand, table salt is sodium chloride, and it does NOT make a good addition to your bath soak.
A milk bath is just that….a milk bath but with a few added benefits. Milk contains lactic acid, which will help exfoliate your skin, leaving it smoother and lessening the symptoms of dry, rough skin. A milk bath will help to ease skin conditions that cause irritation.
Yes, they can be safe for your children to enjoy as well. However, you know your children better than anyone, so you will know if any of the ingredients contain allergens that will not work for your children.
This soak is generally best used within 6 – 9 months for optimal freshness. I usually label the jar or bottle with the date so I can keep track of how long it has been stored. This recipe is best stored in an airtight jar, bottle, or container at room temperature, away from direct sunlight.
Yes, you can certainly can. I would suggest that you look for the whole powdered milk. If you are allergic to dairy or vegan, you can try organic coconut milk powder instead.
Oatmeal bath soaks are an effective way to soothe and moisturize the skin, includding inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, and even acne.
This milk and honey floral bath soak doesn’t use finely ground oatmeal to achieve the same effects that you get from the salts and essential oils.
Yes! Dendritic Salt is a salt that has a high surface area and reduces clumping while improving fragrance retention. It’s usually indistinguishable from table salt because it also appears as small white crystals.
Yes! Although they both san soothe away aches and pains and pamper your skin, Dead Sea salt contains a richer mixture of nutrients, including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, bromide, zinc, iodine, and potassium.
Also, its high moisture content make it perfect for combining with natural essential oils. Dead Sea salts are the best bath salts, but they’re also more expensive (and not significantly better) than Epsom salt.
If you’re prone to issues like yeast infections or have sensitive skin, the best thing you can do is make your own bath soaks (rather than buying them) with all-natural ingredients. Just mix Epsom salt, a bit of baking soda, and soothing essential oils (like lavender oils) in warm water.
NOTE: salt can be drying, so if you have sensitive skin don’t use a bath soak more than once or twice a week and don’t soak as long (only 10-15 minutes).
More Self-Care DIY Recipes To Try
- Homemade Sugar Scrub: Minty Orange Sugar Scrub Bars
- Luxurious DIY 3-Ingredient Vanilla Sugar Scrub
- Easy DIY Glow-In-The-Dark Bath Bombs For Kids
- Bugs Away! DIY Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent
- DIY Rainbow Bath Bomb Recipe
DIY Milk And Honey Floral Bath Soak
What better way to relax than by pampering yourself with DIY Milk and Honey Floral Bath Soak? Unwind after a long day with some love for your body. This milk and honey floral bath soak also makes a great DIY gift idea!
- 1 tsp honey, or powdered honey
- 1 tsp sweet almond oil
- 10 drops calendula essential oil
- 7 drops jasmine essential oil
- ¾ cup powdered goat’s milk
- ½ cup epsom salts
- ¼ cup dried calendula petals (all dried flowers) https://amzn.to/3Rd3cX1
- ¼ cup dried jasmine buds
- ¼ cup dried rose petals, crushed
- ¼ cup dried chrysanthemum petals
- Add honey, sweet almond oil, and essential oils to a small bowl, and stir together.
- Add milk powder to a medium bowl, then pour oil and honey mixture in. Stir to combine, or just get your hands in there and knead together, to really mix it in better,
- Stir in epsom salts.
- Add dried flowers, and gently stir.
- Pour into jars.
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