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DIY Nourishing Coconut Milk Bath Recipe

The recipe below makes approximately 5.5 cups, which will fill 5 of these cute little glass milk bottles depending on how many optional additions you include.
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Author Heather Dessinger


  •  5 of these cute little glass milk bottles
  • coffee grinder
  • small bowl
  • medium bowl


  • 4 cups coconut milk powder (you'll need a 1 pound bag)
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3-5 tbsp rose petals, lavender buds, or dried whole rosebuds  Optional, you can use more if you'd like and/or a combination of the three)
  • 30-60 drops cedarwood or lavender essential oil (Optional - you can use a different essential oil if you'd like)
  • 1 tbsp Natrasorb (If using essential oils)


To Make

  • If you're using essential oils, add 30-60 drops to 1 tablespoon Natrasorb powder and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Add a small amount of oatmeal (2-3 tablespoons) to a clean coffee grinder and grind into a fine powder. Transfer the ground oatmeal to a small bowl and complete the process until all the oatmeal is in powder form.
  • In a medium bowl, add the coconut milk powder, baking soda, ground oatmeal and flower petals if you're using them.
  • Add the Natrasorb powder (if using) to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Stir everything together until well-combined, then spoon the homemade milk bath mixture into your containers.
  • Decorate with gift label, bakers twine, etc. if desired.

To Use

  • Fill the tub with warm water. If you're adding essential oils that have been mixed with castile soap, do that while the water is running.
  • Next, add the homemade coconut milk bath. How much you use is really up to you - I typically use between 1/2 cup and a cup.
  • Use your hands to mix the milk bath into the water, then soak for 15-30 minutes.


Shelf Life: If you use essential oils the shelf life will be shorter (about six months). If you don't include essential oils the shelf life is pretty stable (at least a year).