Lavender Milk Bath

Relax and unwind with a soothing lavender milk bath made straight from the comforts of home. This easy recipe only takes 5 minutes to whip up and makes the perfect homemade Mother’s Day gift idea. Why we love this project Soaking in a lavender milk bath has many benefits. It soothes, hydrates, and eases tension all while the aroma of lavender relaxes your mind. We love making a few batches of this milk bath to give as gifts for Mother’s Day, Christmas, or even bridal showers. It’s no secret that lavender is our go-to scent for homemade bath and body products. A nice warm soak in the bathtub with either this lavender milk bath or lavender bath bombs is great for stressful days when you need a bit of a pick-me-up or lay-me-down. Helpful Project Information: Age Level: 6 and upMess Factor: SmallLevel of Difficulty: EasyTime to Complete: Less than 10 minutesCost Estimate: Less than $5.00Craft supplies you will need Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post.How to Make Lavender Milk Bath These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions! Combine powdered milk, Epsom salt, lavender essential oil, baking soda, and dried lavender buds in a mixing bowl.Thoroughly mix together with a spoon.Store in a container fitted with a tight lid. Here is the glass jar we used that comes with a spoon. Optionally tie a bow of twine around the rim of the jar for gift giving.Expert Crafting Tips The shelf life of this lavender milk bath should be close to a year. However, keep in mind that the lavender essential oil will not be as potent the longer it sits. A good rule of thumb is to go off of the powdered milk expiration date, which is normally around a year.Serving size per bath is normally 1/2 cup, but feel free to use as much or as little as you’d like.If you are using an 8 oz container as linked above, you may have about 1/4 cup extra milk bath. You can either use a larger jar for storage or you can seal the extra in a Ziploc bag.Let the soothing properties of this lavender milk bath whisk you away into pure tranquility! See our list below to make a lovely lavender gift basket entirely crafted by you. More Lavender Bath and Body Crafts I love to create and share my projects with you! I know it’s hard to remember to come back and search, so I’ve made it easy for you with my weekly newsletter! You can subscribe for free and I’ll send you fun crafts and delicious recipes every week right to your email. Print Project 0 from 0 votes Lavender Milk Bath Let the soothing properties of this lavender milk bath whisk you away into pure tranquility! Prep Time0 minsCrafting Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins Age Group: Adult CraftsProject Type: Bath and Body Supplies1/2 cup powdered milk1/2 cup epsom salt1/4 cup baking soda1/4 cup dried lavender buds4 dops lavender essential oil Craft tools Instructions Expert Tips & FAQsIf you are using an 8 oz container as linked above, you may have about 1/4 cup extra milk bath. You can either use a larger jar for storage or you can seal the extra in a Ziploc bag. The shelf life of this lavender milk bath should be close to a year. However, keep in mind that the lavender essential oil will not be as potent the longer it sits. This milk bath is typically used fairly quickly, however, a good rule of thumb is to go off of the powdered milk expiration date. Serving size per bath is normally 1/2 cup, but feel free to use as much or as little as you’d like. Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook, make kid's crafts and create decorative items for her home. She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. She is also the editor for the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip and owner of FunFamilyCrafts.com. Latest posts by Amanda Formaro (see all)

Lavender Milk Bath

Relax and unwind with a soothing lavender milk bath made straight from the comforts of home. This easy recipe only takes 5 minutes to whip up and makes the perfect homemade Mother’s Day gift idea.

jar of Lavender Milk Bath spilling out

Why we love this project

Soaking in a lavender milk bath has many benefits. It soothes, hydrates, and eases tension all while the aroma of lavender relaxes your mind. We love making a few batches of this milk bath to give as gifts for Mother’s Day, Christmas, or even bridal showers.

It’s no secret that lavender is our go-to scent for homemade bath and body products. A nice warm soak in the bathtub with either this lavender milk bath or lavender bath bombs is great for stressful days when you need a bit of a pick-me-up or lay-me-down.

jar of Lavender Milk Bath by the tub

Helpful Project Information:

  • Age Level: 6 and up
  • Mess Factor: Small
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 10 minutes
  • Cost Estimate: Less than $5.00

Craft supplies you will need

supplies needed for Lavender Milk Bath
Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post.

How to Make Lavender Milk Bath

These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions!

  1. Combine powdered milk, Epsom salt, lavender essential oil, baking soda, and dried lavender buds in a mixing bowl.dried lavender buds, epsom salt, baking soda, and cornstarch in a mixing bowl
  2. Thoroughly mix together with a spoon.lavender milk bath in a bowl with a spoon
  3. Store in a container fitted with a tight lid. Here is the glass jar we used that comes with a spoon. Optionally tie a bow of twine around the rim of the jar for gift giving.overhead photo of milk bath in a jar with a spoon

Expert Crafting Tips

  • The shelf life of this lavender milk bath should be close to a year. However, keep in mind that the lavender essential oil will not be as potent the longer it sits. A good rule of thumb is to go off of the powdered milk expiration date, which is normally around a year.
  • Serving size per bath is normally 1/2 cup, but feel free to use as much or as little as you’d like.
  • If you are using an 8 oz container as linked above, you may have about 1/4 cup extra milk bath. You can either use a larger jar for storage or you can seal the extra in a Ziploc bag.
jar of Lavender Milk Bath

Let the soothing properties of this lavender milk bath whisk you away into pure tranquility! See our list below to make a lovely lavender gift basket entirely crafted by you.

More Lavender Bath and Body Crafts

I love to create and share my projects with you! I know it’s hard to remember to come back and search, so I’ve made it easy for you with my weekly newsletter! You can subscribe for free and I’ll send you fun crafts and delicious recipes every week right to your email.

Lavender Milk Bath

Let the soothing properties of this lavender milk bath whisk you away into pure tranquility!

Prep Time0 mins

Crafting Time5 mins

Total Time5 mins

Age Group: Adult Crafts

Project Type: Bath and Body

Supplies

  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender buds
  • 4 dops lavender essential oil

Expert Tips & FAQs

  • If you are using an 8 oz container as linked above, you may have about 1/4 cup extra milk bath. You can either use a larger jar for storage or you can seal the extra in a Ziploc bag.
  • The shelf life of this lavender milk bath should be close to a year. However, keep in mind that the lavender essential oil will not be as potent the longer it sits. This milk bath is typically used fairly quickly, however, a good rule of thumb is to go off of the powdered milk expiration date.
  • Serving size per bath is normally 1/2 cup, but feel free to use as much or as little as you’d like.