Mint Milk Bath Recipe

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Now that Halloween has passed, I’m starting to think about gift giving again. I truly enjoy making gifts that our friends, family and girls’ teachers will love. After sharing some of my favorite sugar scrub and bath salt recipes with you, I decided it was time to share my favorite milk bath recipe. Of course, it involves spearmint. Something about it’s scent just puts me at ease. This of course is a great gift for yourself to! After all, it just takes 5 minutes and a few ingredients.

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Want to know what else I love about this recipe? It requires just the standard ingredients my Grandma always had on the farm. Dry milk, corn starch, baking soda, a weck jar & essential oil. I love getting back to the basics. My Grandma would use those ingredients in addition to her aloe plant to cure just about any problem.

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I’m also including a free printable label today. Kraft paper is not only on my must have craft supply list, but it’s also my favorite for holiday gift wrapping. It just feels classic and timeless. I loved these Martha Stewart Avery brown kraft labels.

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The jar lid left beautiful impressions on the milk bath – is so soft.

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Click here for the  free printable mint bath milk label

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Leave a comment below for a chance to win a Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™/Staples gift card!

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Don’t miss my lilac milk bath recipe for spring & summer & see how I included it in a Mother’s Day gift basket. I’m honored to work with Martha Stewart Avery products. All ideas and opinions are my own. Enjoy!

5.0 from 4 reviews
Mint Milk Bath Recipe
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Recipe type: bath product
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Serves: 2 5.6 oz jars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 c powdered milk
  • ¼ c cornstarch
  • ¼ c baking soda
  • 10 drops essential oil {I chose spearmint}
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl and add essential oil to your taste, keeping in mind that it will be diluted in the bath tub and stir well. Add the mixture to your jar and allow to sit at least 24 hours.
 

 

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Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.

40 Comments

  • Reply November 1, 2013

    Brigid McCreary

    This looks like an absolutely lovely gift idea! I am vegan and am going to attempt to do the recipe with dried soy or almond milk :) I had one question if I may, where did you get those jars, love them! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply November 1, 2013

      Julie

      Hi Brigid! I’d love to know how that works, please share! Of course! They are standard Weck jars, so typically anywhere you can purchase canning supplies, including Crate & Barrel & Williams-Sonoma. Enjoy!

  • Reply November 3, 2013

    Mara McLaughlin-Taylor

    Great and simple DIY gift. Inspiration for the holidays!

    • Reply November 3, 2013

      Julie

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy my other homemade gift ideas as well!

  • Reply November 3, 2013

    Amy R

    What a lovely idea. I love weck jars.

    • Reply November 4, 2013

      Julie

      So do I Amy! They’re the best for just about anything and aesthetically adorable!

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  • Reply November 4, 2013

    Erin S.

    This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try!

    • Reply November 4, 2013

      Julie

      Enjoy Erin! Thanks for visiting! I’ll be sharing plenty of homemade gift & bath recipes in the next month!

  • Reply November 4, 2013

    April Alonso

    On the baking soda…. 1/4 teaspoon, table spoon, cup….?
    I’m looking forward to sharing this!!

    • Reply November 4, 2013

      Julie

      My apologies April! It’s 1/4 cup. I’ve updated the recipe. I hope you enjoy this and my other homemade gift ideas!

  • Reply November 4, 2013

    Jessica

    I love this idea so much!!! Thank you for posting it.
    I thought I’d mix it up right now and see how it works. I’m not sure how much baking soda to add though. Is it a 1/4 Cup? It probably is, isn’t it?

    Thank you for posting such a great idea! I’m so excited to start making gifts for my list!!!

    • Reply November 4, 2013

      Julie

      Sorry Jessica! It’s 1/4 cup. I updated the recipe. I hope you enjoy this and my other homemade gift ideas!

  • Reply November 4, 2013

    Ruth

    This looks and sounds so great! I totally get what you mean with the relaxing mint! Your blog is really great, keep up the good work! Ruth xxx

    • Reply November 4, 2013

      Julie

      Thanks for the kind words Ruth!

  • Reply November 5, 2013

    Beth C.

    Serving size? Is it one jar per bath, or a certain amount? I’m thinking the Christmas gift idea would be fabulous :)

    • Reply November 5, 2013

      Julie

      That’s completely up to the user’s discretion. I tend to use 1/4-1/2. Thanks! I hope you enjoy my other homemade gift ideas as well!

  • Reply November 6, 2013

    Katherine

    Love this idea for teacher’s gift.

    • Reply November 7, 2013

      Julie

      I’ll definitely have to add this to my teach we’d gift ideas. Be sure to check out my sugar scrubs as well! Enjoy!

  • Reply November 9, 2013

    Samantha

    I love this idea as a cute DIY gift for the holidays! I think I’m going to pair it up with a few other spa like items to make a cute spa gift basket for a great friend of mine. My question would be though did you find yourself fighting little clumps of the powder when adding the essential oil in or should you keep a whisk handy as your mixing the oil into the powder? I know when I’ve done this with a baking soda mixture for my carpet the oil tends to end up in little balls as soon as it touches the powder making it look a bit clumpy.

    • Reply November 9, 2013

      Julie

      Not at all! It remains light and fluffy because its not the base of the mixture. You should pair it with one of my sugar scrubs! Maybe the rosemary mint or lavender mint. Enjoy!

  • Reply November 23, 2013

    Angela

    What a great idea. Can’t wait to try it! Just wondering what the possible shelf life might be?

    • Reply November 23, 2013

      Julie

      Angela, at least 2-3 months. You’ll love it! Don’t miss my other diy bath gifts. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply December 2, 2013

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  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Kim

    How much do you use per bath? It smells devine. Great use of things I already had at home being a No Poo girl!! Super easy!! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply December 3, 2013

      Julie

      That’s completely up to the user’s discretion. I tend to use 1/4-1/2. I have several other staple ingredient DIY bath recipes as well.

  • Reply December 10, 2013

    Lana

    Such pretty pictures!

  • Reply December 13, 2013

    Trish Percy

    This simple recipe makes a beautiful, silky bath milk. I made some as part of a gift for my far away daughter for Christmas but am just about to make another batch for me. Thank you.

    • Reply December 13, 2013

      Julie

      Good for you! Maybe I’ll do the same for myself this weekend! Thanks for sharing Trish! Don’t miss my other bath recipes as well! Happy Holidays!

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  • Reply January 22, 2014

    Jesica Salyer

    I love this idea, Julie! It’s a great reminder that making bath products at home can be easy. You have such a beautifully laid-out blog here. I’m in awe–its gorgeous.

  • I’m totally trying this one out! This is really awesome. Thanks so much, Julie!

    • Reply February 6, 2014

      Julie

      I think I’ll make more myself on this cold, snowy day! Enjoy Nicole!

  • Reply January 23, 2014

    Lisa

    What a great idea! I love Weck jars:)

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