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.

Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts---Spa Days at Home

Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts—Spa Days at Home

I’ve been super stressed lately. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I’ve had this general sense of anxiety and malaise for weeks now. This weekend was a particularly rough one, and I couldn’t really calm down long enough to get any rest. Sigh. So Sunday night, after all my efforts to chill had been exhausted, I decided to soak in a bath. I don’t know guys, lately I just really feel like I need a 24-hour hug. A warm bath is always the next best thing, so I whipped up this quick bath salts recipe and melted away in the tub. It was a total pick-me-up and my skin felt amazing. This is my new favorite and I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love it too!

Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts


  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal, blended
  • 1 cup unscented Epsom salt
  • 1 tbsp unrefined sea salt
  • 10-15 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts


  • In blender, add uncooked oatmeal and lightly blend it until it’s almost flour
  • in a glass container, mix together your blended oatmeal, epsom salt, and sea salt
  • slowly add in the drops of eucalyptus
  • store in a sealed glass container in a cool dry place for up to two months
  • to use, just add 1-2 tablespoons to your bath water and relax

***If eucalyptus isn’t your thing, you can replace that essential oil with another soothing essential oil of your choice (lavender, chamomile, or peppermint all work well)

***You can also add fresh herbs like rosemary or lavender to this mixture, but be warned that the overall mixture won’t stay fresh for as long.