My grandmother swore by this relaxing recipe for milk bath mixture. After a hard day of working outdoors, she would put nearly a full cup of this soothing concoction into her big, claw foot tub, and soak the cares of the day away. It was used by my grandmother long before the aromatherapy craze, but it still worked off of the same principle – that lavender is a natural calming agent for the mind and body.
My grandmother also loved this bath soak recipe for its skin soothing properties. She had very sensitive skin that dried out quickly, and this bath soak was one of the few that kept her skin happy.
Now that I am grow, with the same touchy skin, I find myself frequently turning to the relaxation and soothing properties that this bath provides.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 cup dried lavender
- 2 cups of uncooked oatmeal
Putting it all together:
- Put all of the ingredients into a blender, ad grind the ingredients together until they turn into a fine powder. The finished product should be really smooth, and should almost feel like cake flour when you touch it.
- Pour the finely ground concoction into an airtight jar, bottle, or resealable bag.
- When you are ready to use your calming lavender milk bath, simply scoop up between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup of the bath soak mixture, and pour it into that warm bathwater. Depending on how much you use for each bath, you should have enough soak for 6-10 baths.
- Light a few candles, put on some music, and lay back in your bathtub. It’s all about creating an atmosphere of relaxation to truly enjoy this bath soak in all its glory. Now close your eyes, and take in the soothing scent, and smooth feel, of this calming lavender soak!
This recipe will yield about 40 ounces of bath soak, and can be stored for several months. I store my bath soak in a cool dry place, as it seems to stay fresher (and hold more scent) when stored this way.
You can also double (or triple) this recipe fairly easily, though I have found that it comes out better if I make each single batch separately, and mix all of the smooth batches together in a large bowl just before packaging.
If you are packaging this bath soak as a gift, try to make it within a few weeks of giving it to the gift recipient so that it is at its freshest. True, it will last months, but the “wow factor” of this bath soak is the incredible scent, and you’ll want to retain as much of that as possible!
Lavender milk is an excellent remedy not only for the skin and hair, but also to reduce insomnia to a great extent and if you add Beyond Vita supplements into it, the effect is instantaneous and without any side effects to worry about.