Mix up homemade rose milk bath for soft, supple skin with this simple homemade recipe.

rose milk bath recipe
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Milk bath is easy to make in your kitchen with just 3 simple ingredients and your favorite essential oil. Just combine, stir and jar! Mix it just before you soak in the tub, or pour into a jar for a beautiful homemade gift.

Get back to the basics by creating your own skincare products. There are no harsh chemicals, just ingredients found in your pantry!

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Soaking in milk, rather than water, naturally exfoliates the skin, dissolving protein that retains dead skin cells.

Rose milk bath is made with powdered milk (or coconut milk powder), cornstarch, baking soda and rose essential oil. Crushed rose petals make a beautiful addition.

Shopping List

  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 10 drops rose essential oil or to your preference

How to Make

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk to combine powdered milk, cornstarch and baking soda. (1 cup powdered milk, ¼ cup cornstarch, ¼ cup baking soda)
  2. Whisk in 10 drops of rose essential oil or to your preference, until smooth.
  3. Add mixture to a sealable jar and “marinate” for 24 hours for best results.


While you can enjoy your milk bath immediately, the oils will permeate over time making it even more fragrant. When adding your essential oil, keep in mind that your milk bath will be diluted with bath water and not as fragrant.

Store in an airtight container in a dark space, up to 3 weeks to maintain the best fragrance and consistency. 

diy milk bath recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

What is milk bath good for?

Lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid, dissolves proteins that keep dead skin cells together. It naturally exfoliates skin, leaving it smooth and soft.

Should you rinse off after taking a milk bath?

Yes, rinse using your favorite gentle soap or body wash.

How do you store rose milk bath?

Store in an airtight container or jar up to 3 weeks.

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    1. Select grocery stores like Whole Foods, craft stores, pharmacies (CVS and Walgreens) and stores like Walmart carry it as well as Amazon. Enjoy!

  1. Julie, LOVE LOVE LOVE your website!!! This year my Christmas budget is nearly nonexistent, so I’m having to “shop” in my craft room and utilize what I already have on hand. In the past year or so I’ve begun to really get into homemade bath products, and your recipes are unique and right up my alley for both Christmas gifts and personal use. And what GREAT inspiration! I have most everything I need to make some wonderful “spa” baskets for the ladies on my gift list. With just a couple of inexpensive ingredients I’ll have everything I need. I can’t wait to get started!

    1. THANK YOU, Kay! You are so incredibly kind. I can relate…we were there just a few years ago. I hope you enjoyed my natural bath recipes and look forward to keeping in touch! I hope your new year is off to a beautiful start. Thanks for following along.