DIY Gentle Exfoliating Milk Bath—Spa Days at Home

This milk bath recipe is the starting point for pretty much any milk bath spa treatment you’ll create at home. It’s simple, has a super long shelf life, and leaves your skin feeling absolutely silky smooth. Bathing in milk is said to reduce wrinkles and scars, as milk is a natural and gentle exfoliant. You can stick to this basic formula or create a wide variety of spa treatments with the use of different additives.

DIY Gentle Exfoliating Milk Bath


  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2-3 drops essential oil of your choice


  • pour the powdered milk and cornstarch into a clean jar with a tight fitting lid
  • shake well
  • add the essential oil and shake to thoroughly incorporate
  • If the mixture clumps, use your fingers to dissolve the lumps
  • to use, simply put the mixture under running bath water and swish it around to disperse it in the tub

***You can double or triple this recipe and store it indefinitely by leaving out the essential oil. Just store the combined powdered milk and cornstarch in a airtight container. When you’re ready to use it, add 1/2 cup of the mixture to your bath. Then add the essential oil to the tub separately after swishing in the combined powders.

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