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Many women are resorting to making their own skincare products, and why not? With the price of everything on the rise, it just makes sense to do so. If you love taking long luxurious baths, you’ll love this easy-to-make milk bath with honey and rose petals.

I love having baths but not just any kind. There’s just something about soaking in a hot tub with some lovely soft music playing, candles burning, and taking in all the luxurious scents of a product you made yourself.

Lately, I’ve been on a huge DIY kick making all kinds of skincare products. You might want to check out some of them here:

Milk Bath benefits

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of a milk bath and all the ingredients that are in it.

Healing benefits of a milk bath

Milk baths are great for people with skin conditions such as:

  • dry skin
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • sunburn
  • hives from allergies or stings

Milk contains lactic acid, which aids in exfoliating the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. It is very soothing for itchy skin as well.

The honey in this milk bath also has some amazing healing properties.

Healing benefits of honey

  • moisturizes and hydrates the skin
  • reduces signs of premature aging
  • gentle exfoliator
  • lightens hyperpigmentation
  • relieves sunburn

Healing benefits of rose petals

  • natural oils lock moisture into the skin
  • calms dry, itchy skin
  • soothes eczema and rosacea
  • relieves sunburn

Healing benefits of oats

  • moisturizes skin
  • soothes irritations
  • exfoliates dry skin
  • reduces inflammation
  • you can also use oats on your face for a collagen boost

How to make milk and honey bath

What you’ll need to make this luxurious DIY milk and honey bath with rose petals. This milk bath recipe will make approximately 2 1/2 cups, but you only need 1/4 of a cup for each bath.

Ingredients list

  • Powdered goat’s milk,
  • honey powder (you can find this in a health food store)
  • Epsom salt,
  • oats (regular oats are fine)
  • dried rose petals,
  • sweet almond oil
  • organza bag (sheer gift bag)


  1. Add the ingredients to a bowl, and stir well to combine.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
  3. To use, pour about ¼ cup into an organza bag, then tie, and let it seep into your hot bathtub water.

Variations and suggestions

Feel free to add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to your bath too. Here are a few suggestions for the best oils to add to your bath water that benefits the skin.

  • lavender
  • chamomile
  • tea tree
  • peppermint
  • eucalyptus
  • frankincense

Remember, only a few drops will do!


Frequently asked questions

You probably have a few questions! I know I did when I first started making my own skincare products at home. I Googled everything! If you have any other questions not listed here, feel free to Google or email me!

Should you rinse after a milk bath?

Nope! Rinsing off will only wash away all those nutrients you soaked your body in. Let them sink in and do their jobs.

How often should you take milk baths?

How often will depend on the condition of your skin. If you have really dry, itchy, or irritated skin, I suggest twice a week but keep an eye on your skin to see how it reacts.

Can I use regular milk and honey?

Yes, you sure can! You can use 2 cups of milk and 1/2 to 1 full cup of honey. Make sure to mix well before adding to your bath.

How long should you soak in a milk bath?

I recommend at least 20 minutes, adding more hot water to the bath as it cools off. If you can stay in longer, then 30 minutes should do the trick.

Iva Ursano
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Iva Ursano is a solo female traveler originally from Canada and currently residing in Guatemala. After hitting rock bottom in 2013, she completely reinvented her life at 52 years old, packed up two suitcases, and bought a one-way ticket to Central America. She runs this website for women over 50 to help them make the rest of their lives the best of their lives while feeding street dogs and helping the less fortunate in the town she now calls home, Panajachel. You can follow her on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram (Street Dogs of Guatemala)

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