Mint Milk Bath Recipe to leave your skin feeling soft and nourished. This makes an ideal homemade hostess gift or holiday gift for anyone on your list!

Made with just a few ingredients in a few minutes, you’re going to love this luxurious way to soak.

I’m starting to think about gift giving again. I truly enjoy making gifts that our friends, family and girls’ teachers will love. In fact, don’t skip this post with 40+ Homemade Christmas Gifts… there’s something for everyone on your list!

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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 this particular scent just puts me at ease. Of course, this is a great gift for yourself too! We all know how important self care is!

What is Milk Bath?

You can make this bath and beauty product as an additive to your bath water. It can be fresh or powdered… this particular recipe is powdered because it makes a beautiful gift when packaged.

It has properties that create luxuriously smooth, refreshed and moisturized skin!

Did you know?

It’s said that Catherine Parr and Elizabeth I of England used milk baths in effort to look young!

A clear glass jar of mint milk bath recipe under a tree with blue and wrapped gifts.

Shopping List

  • Dry Milk
  • Corn Starch
  • Baking Soda
  • Essential Oil

Milk Bath Recipe Ingredients

milk bath recipe ingredients in silver measuring cups on a wooden surface.
  • 1 Cup Dry Milk – Powdered milk is simply dehydrated milk, pressed into a fine powder. It has a long shelf life so feel free to stock up!
  • ¼ Cup Corn Starch – Another white powdered ingredient, it’s incredibly smooth and ground fine, often used for thickening in recipes.
  • ¼ Cup Baking Soda – Baking soda is a leavening agent used in baked goods. When activated, it’s also an incredible natural cleaning agent!
  • 10 Drops Essential Oil – Many folks seek out essential oils for health benefits, but they also have an incredible fragrance that adds to the aromatherapy experience of your milk bath recipe. Here, I’ve used spearmint essential oil, which can benefit your breathing and help with sore muscles.

How to Make

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk powdered milk, cornstarch, and baking soda until smooth. (1 cup powdered milk, ¼ cup cornstarch, ¼ cup baking soda)
  • Add essential oil to preference. It will be diluted. (10 drops essential oil)
  • Add mixture to an airtight jar. Allow to marinate at least 24 hours before enjoying for the best fragrance.

To Use and Store

Add a half cup (or more to your preference) to a warm bath. Relax and rinse.

Store in an airtight container up to one month.

mint milk bath gift

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of milk bath?

The lactic acid in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid dissolves proteins that hold dead skin cells together, allowing them to be released. It leaves your skin looking and feeling more youthful and fresh.

What kind of milk do you use for a milk bath?

I prefer full fat dry milk because it’s ideal for gifting! However, you can use whole (liquid) milk, buttermilk, coconut milk, goat milk, or soy, rice or almond milk in a milk bath. Cow’s milk is most popular (probably because it’s inexpensive).

Gifting Tips

Gift milk bath in a clear ornament and tie with a printable gift tag or print mint bath milk labels on sticker sheets and adhere to jars.

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  1. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

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

    1. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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!!!