Calendula and Coconut Milk Bath SoakOriginally published on September, 5th 2021. Last updated on October 7th, 2022 Skip to Recipe
If you are like me, I really enjoy relaxing and grounding at the end of the day with a bath. To me, it’s the most relaxing self-care that I can give myself, besides exercising. I’m always experimenting and searching for ways to get the most out of my bath time. That’s when I started researching how to create a milk bath soak.
A milk bath soak is a great way to nourish and hydrate your skin. Similar to bath salts (if you are interested check out my DIY Simple Herbal Bath Salts Recipe), a milk bath soak is a way to give your skin the nutrients it needs. The milk and herbs make the bath silky smooth and you come out feeling refreshed and re-hydrated.
What are the benefits of a Milk Bath Soak
The benefits of a milk bath soak come from the ingredients that make it up. Not only will your bath be silky and relaxing, but the fresh herbs, flowers, coconut milk powder, and Epsom salt will also nourish and replenish your skin. Let’s take a look at a few of the special ingredients in this recipe.
I’m absolutely in love with Calendula. Using Calendula in your bath soak is a great way to bring you joy, and bliss. Spiritually Calendula is known for lifting your spirits. It also has so many qualities that are nourishing for your skin. On top of that, Calendula also smells so amazing! It’s a real treat to bathe in the luxurious smell.
Coconut milk powder is what makes this milk bath soak so silky smooth. There are also numerous benefits to soaking in coconut milk. Coconut Milk powder is excellent at warming, hydrating, and softening the skin. Coconut Milk powder also acts as a nerve soother which helps to melt away the stress from your whole body.
Epsom Salt is especially good at replenishing the body with magnesium and helps to calm and rehydrate your muscles. Our bodies work really hard for us, therefore it’s really important to show them, love. Epsom Salt is also a beautiful, and simple way to cleanse your energy field. Without us even knowing we can pick up energies, emotions, and burdens that aren’t our own. Jump in the bath and let these ingredients purify you and melt away the stress.
Using a Milk Bath Soak in a Soothing Bath Ritual
Soothing bath rituals are really about what you enjoy and what is accessible to you. I’ll share a few of my rituals and hopefully inspire you when coming up with your own.
First, I always include candles. Turning off the fluorescent bright lights and setting the tone is the first way I choose to enjoy my bath. Always choose candles that are relaxing for you. I tend to light beeswax tea light candles since they don’t contain any unnecessary chemicals.
Another piece of my ritual is to do a tarot card reading. I feel like this grounds me and brings me into the present moment. You can check out a few of my favorite tarot decks on my recommended products page.
While soaking in the bath, I will either read a relaxing book or listen to music that I enjoy. This is a time to slow down and appreciate the things that I like. I really look forward to this time at the end of the day.
Finally, I choose between bath salts or my homemade milk bath soak. Depending on whether I need to relax my muscles or take care of my skin, I will choose the appropriate mixture for my bath. Bath salts I tend to use after a long day of working out to soothe my muscles. The milk bath soak I will choose If I really need to replenish my skin. The recipe I created does contain Epsom salt too which is all-around good for skin and muscle.
Share Your Thoughts
I’d love to hear any way you choose to ground and relax after a hard day. If you’ve made this recipe, let me know how you like it! Leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram (@mytinylagunakitchen)!
- 1 cup of epsom salt
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk powder
- 1/2 cup of dead sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1-2 small handful of calendula flowers
- 1/4 cup of calendula infused olive oil
Calendula Infused Olive Oil
- Make your Calendula Infused Olive Oil by pouring dried Calendula Flowers into a glass mason jar. Pour olive oil over to infuse for 4-6 weeks or by warming the olive oil and calendula flowers on the stovetop on low for 2-4 hours. If you are in a rush & want to skip this step just use olive oil!
- Place all the salts, coconut milk powder, baking soda, infused olive oil, and dried calendulas into a bowl, and mix well.
- Add more oil if you want the bath soak to have more moisture.
- Store the mixture into a jar.
- To use start the bath and pour 1/4 cup of the bath soak mixture in.
- For more instructions on infusing your calendula flowers in oil, use the steps in the Flower Infused Body Oil Post.
- If you don't want to use coconut milk powder for any reason you can sub out for goat milk powder.
- If you don't have Calendula Flowers on hand, feel free to switch to any flowers you have on hand such as rose petals or lavender.
- If you want your milk bath to get "fizzy" add in a tablespoon of citric acid.