Skin Toning Milk Bath with French Green Clay
There’s nothing I crave more after a long day working on the farm than a warm soak in the bath! I am definitely a bath person. Are you? Making milk baths are some of favorite herbal handmade products to create; they actually were one of the very first DIY projects I shared on this blog four years ago. Wow! That seems like a long, long time ago.
This is the first milk bath that I’ve made where the ingredients are completely ground. I have to say that I enjoy it quite a bit! This bath includes rosemary and French green clay, which both revive the body and tone skin. It’s a perfect mix for spring! The addition of chamomile helps to calm and soothe.
Ingredients + Recipe |
1/2 cup dry goat’s milk
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried chamomile
1/2 cup dried rosemary
1/2 cup French green clay
1 tsp jojoba oil or other carrier oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
1 cup epsom salts
In a blender, coffee grinder, or mortar and pestle blend the goat’s milk, rolled oats, chamomile, rosemary, and green clay until all ingredients form a fine powder.
Mix in the jojoba or other carrier oil of choice and essential oil. Blend thoroughly.
With a spoon, stir in the epsom salt.
Store in a container with an airtight seal and store someplace cool and dark place until ready for use.
To use, simply place 4-6 teaspoons of milk bath into your warm bath water. This will turn the water murky colored, which is perfectly fine. Once finished soaking, rinse off thoroughly and rinse off your tub as well. If your herbs and oats are not blended finely, you may have more sediment left at the bottom of your tub and drain. If you would prefer to not have this happen, try place a mesh strainer over the drain of your tub to catch any leftover herbs/oats.
This recipe makes about 1 1/2 pints, which is enough for about 36 baths! The storage life of any homemade herbal recipe is based on the earliest expiration date of any individual ingredient. For this particular recipe, the dry milk is most likely what would expire first! Be sure to check the date and store correctly.
For an optimal soak, sit in the bath milk for about 20-40 minutes. Enjoy!