DIY lavender, oatmeal, & milk Bath Soak for Dry Skin
I have dry skin. In the winter that dry skin can get very dry, chapped, and itchy. When my skin needs some tender loving care, I turn to this lavender, oatmeal, & milk bath soak.
The all-natural ingredients soothe and calm my irritated skin.
Plus it’s a great way to relax and pamper myself a little!
What’s in this dry skin bath soak?
lavender essential oil – soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has a great calming aroma
apricot kernel oil – dilutes essential oil and moisturizes skin
colloidal oatmeal – according to the American Academy of Dermatology, “itchy, dry skin often has a high ph level, but oatmeal can help normalize your skin’s ph, which can relieve itchy, uncomfortable skin. Oatmeal baths also soften & moisturize your skin, which helps lock in moisture and protect skin from exterior irritants.”
powdered goat milk – attracts moisture to skin, softening, and full of vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties
baking soda – helps soften skin and leaves skin feeling silky soft
Free printable labels and recipe cards
Be sure to click here get your free printable “lavender, oatmeal, & milk bath soak” labels and recipe cards. Feel free to use these printables yourself, share them with your team, or use them as handouts for a make & take class. Printable has three pages, so that you can print exactly what you need.
- 1st page – 1 bottle label & 1 recipe card (print this page if you just want to make the bath soak for yourself)
- 2nd page – 10 bath soak labels (print this page if you want to share labels at a Make & Take class)
- 3rd page – 4 recipe cards (print as many copies of this page as you need for a Make & Take class)
How to make dry skin bath soak?
step 1: add 1 Tbsp of apricot kernel oil to a small bowl
step 2: add 15 drops of lavender essential oil and mix with oil
step 3: to a new larger bowl, add the dry ingredients — first, add 3/4 cup of colloidal oatmeal
step 4: add 1 cup of powdered goat milk
step 5: add 1/4 cup baking soda
step 6: mix dry ingredients well
step 7: pour oil/essential oil mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients
step 8: mix well, breaking up any clumps
step 9: pour the bath soak mixture into airtight containers (such as, the 8 oz glass milk bottles that I used)
To make it easier (and less messy) to get the bath soak into the bottles, I make a funnel out of parchment.
This recipe is enough to fill two 8 oz milk bottles (like these).
step 10: print out free labels (get them here)
step 11: cut out labels
step 12: attach labels to bottle by wrapping twine tightly around bottle 3-4 times and knotting it in the back. Slip label between the bottle and the twine.
Here’s the oatmeal milk bath recipe one more time
1. mix together wet ingredients
1 Tbsp apricot kernel oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
2. mix together dry ingredients
3/4 cup colloidal oatmeal
1 cup powdered goat milk
1/4 cup baking soda
3. add wet ingredients to the dry and mix well
How to use the oatmeal milk bath?
- Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup to warm bath water
- Stir water to help mixture dissolve
- Relax and soak in the tub for 10-15 minutes
- Be careful when getting out of tub, because the tub may be a little slippery
- Pat skin dry with soft, absorbent towel (don’t rub skin)
- Apply a natural body butter to help keep the moisture in (click here for my favorite diy body butter recipe)
Where to get supplies?
8 oz glass milk bottles – I got mine at The Container Store, but you can also get them online here
colloidal oatmeal – You can grind up oatmeal very, very fine, or you can buy it here
powdered goat milk – many grocery stores carry it or you can buy online here
baking soda – grocery stores or get a big bag at Costco (it’s an amazingly good deal)
apricot kernel oil – I get mine here
twine – craft stores, in the gift wrap section at Target or Walmart, or online here
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