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DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

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!

 

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

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

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

step 2:  add 15 drops of lavender essential oil and mix with oil

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

step 3:  to a new larger bowl, add the dry ingredients — first, add 3/4 cup of colloidal oatmeal

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

step 4:  add 1 cup of powdered goat milk

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

step 5:  add 1/4 cup baking soda

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

step 6:  mix dry ingredients well

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

step 7:  pour oil/essential oil mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

step 8:  mix well, breaking up any clumps

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

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.

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

This recipe is enough to fill two 8 oz milk bottles (like these).

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

step 10: print out free labels (get them here)

step 11: cut out labels

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

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.

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

 

Here’s the oatmeal milk bath recipe one more time

(get free printable of recipe cards here)

 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)

 

DIY oatmeal milk bath soothes dry, irritated skin plus it has the great calming aroma of lavender essential oil

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

click here for free printable labels & recipe cards

 

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