Raise your hand if you love a good soak in a warm (or scorching hot) bath! If you’re looking to upgrade your bath game, this simple DIY vegan milk bath recipe will do the trick.
If you’re not normally a “bath person”, hear me out.
Baths are like a cure-all. Baths can help alleviate aches and pains, relieve stress, calm anxiety, and make you feel better when you’re sick. A hot bath is my go-to when I’m feeling sad, dealing with period cramps, or my sinuses are acting up. Baths are also a simple, yet effective way to practice self-care. (Learn more about why moms NEED to practice self-care.)
(For more healthy ways to relieve stress, read this; and to learn how to ease your anxiety as a mom, read this.)
Whether you enjoy a good soak or you’re just dipping your toes into the idea (see what I did there?), you will just want to melt into the bathwater with this DIY vegan milk bath recipe.
DIY Vegan Milk Bath Recipe
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup powdered coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender
- 20 drops of lavender essential oil
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Start with the dry ingredients first, then add the essential oil. Add 1/4 – 1/2 cup to your bath under warm running water. Soak and relax, but don’t forget to rinse after.
This recipe should last anywhere from 3-6 baths, depending on how much you use per bath. Use once a week or once every other week for soft and moisturized skin. Store it in an air-tight container to keep it fresh.
How easy is that!?
If you’re not a fan of lavender, you can easily sub it out for something else. Try dried rose petals and rose essential oil instead.
*Side note: If you’re worried about the clean up (it’s not that bad, I swear), you can use half the amount of dried lavender or skip it completely. I think the dried lavender is totally worth it, though!
Benefits of a Vegan Milk Bath
I know you just came here for the recipe, but really quick, I just want to remind you about all the goodness these ingredients offer in a vegan milk bath.
Coconut milk moisturizes the skin and helps combat dryness. Coconut milk is high in vitamins C and E, which help maintain skin elasticity. It can also soothe a sunburn.
Lavender oil is well known as a natural sleep aid. It’s also been shown to help relieve stress and calm anxiety. Some say lavender oil even helps alleviate period cramps.
Using Epsom salt in your bath can help alleviate sore muscles and stiff joints. Epsom salt can help with skin irritation and inflammation. It’s also known to help relieve stress and some swear it can help your body eliminate toxins. According to one pharmacist, it may even give your metabolism a boost. Talk about too good to be true! It’s worth a shot, though, right?
DIY Vegan Milk Bath Gift
Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to whip up a batch of this milk bath, you probably wouldn’t mind making it for someone else.
This DIY vegan milk bath makes a great gift for anyone who could use a good soak.
I packed this milk bath into some blue mason jars, made pretty labels, and tied it all together with twine. Voila! A lovely DIY gift for Mother’s Day, someone’s birthday, or even just a sweet pick-me-up for a friend.
If you give this vegan milk bath a try, let me know how you like it. I hope it gives your regular old bathwater the glow-up it needs!
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