Quick and easy homemade bath milk

Looking for a last-minute gift? Treat a loved one to a relaxing bath using ingredients you already have in your cupboards and our free printable gift labels.

You will need:

  • 100g regular or semi skimmed milk powder
  • 50g cornflour
  • 100g bicarbonate of soda
  • Essential oil or your choice, lavender or rose are popular
  • Sieve
  • Food colouring
  • Glass container with a lid
  • Free downloadable labels


1. Mix 100g of powdered milk with 50g of cornflour and 100g of bicarbonate of soda.

2. Add 3-4 drops of essential oil before sieving the mixture and splitting into 2 equal batches.

3. Colour one batch using 5 tsps of pink food colouring.

4. You should now have 2 batches of milk bath mixture - 1 coloured and 1 white. Using a funnel, pour the bath milk into the glass container, building up layers by alternating the coloured bath milk and the white bath milk.

5. Cover the container and tie ribbon with a label attached.

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