Homemade Rose Milk Bath

DIY Rose Milk Bath I’m going to let you in on a secret: homemade beauty gifts are beyond easy. Take this rose milk bath, for example. I feel guilty (well, almost) calling it “homemade” when all it requires is putting a few ingredients together in a bowl. Finding a cute bottle for the packaging is the hardest part!

But that’s why beauty gifts are my fave. Totally easy and always appreciated = gift giving home run.
Homemade Milk Bath with Dried Roses | Henry Happened

Homemade Rose Milk Bath

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered milk (full fat if you can find it, otherwise nonfat will work)
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/4 cup (or more) dried rose petals
  • Red food coloring
  • Rose essential oil

Mix the powdered milk and Epsom salts together and add 2-3 drops of red food coloring. Mix until you have a uniform pink color. Then add the rose petals and 5-7 drops of essential oil. If you don’t have rose essential oil you can skip it or use any other soothing essential oil you might have, like lavender or chamomile. Then pour milk bath into a bottle or sachet and make a pretty gift tag.

Homemade Rose Milk Bath | Henry Happened I’ve giving this milk bath to the kiddos’ teachers for Christmas – along with a hand salve that I still have to figure out how to make. By the holidays, those ladies definitely deserve a little pampering.

What’s on your Christmas making list?

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  1. marni says

    Hi, Im wondering if anyone has used this recipe in their own bath and how it worked out with the pieces of rose and the food coloring once you’ve drained the tub… is it a terrible mess? also, could you follow the same basic recipe and just use full fat coconut milk in place of the powdered milk (obviously it will be packaged differently…) would there be any cosmetic benefit to doing it that way in your opinion/? thank you!

    • gerbermom says

      Hi Marni! you can definitely use coconut milk – that would definitely add moisturizing power. I didn’t have any issues with the food coloring – the salt dissolved in the water and there wasn’t enough color really to leave a stain. Most of the rose pieces will easily go down the drain unless you’re using big pieces.

  2. says

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    • gerbermom says

      I don’t think the sea salt would have quite the same soothing effect in the water – it wouldn’t dissolve the same way. But Epsom salts are super cheap to buy at the drugstore!

  3. says

    This would make such a lovely gifts. The bottle you found is beautiful. I think I’m going to have to start keeping an eye out for containers so I can make some once I have enough bottles.

  4. Heather says

    This looks great! I have a friend whose birthday is very soon and think she would love this. Where can you recommend I get the best rose petals and essential oil?

  5. says

    Oh, this looks good enough to eat! I can just imagine how amazing this is in a bath…and it makes the most beautiful gift too (even better that it’s handmade!) I’ll have to give this a try this holiday season, thank you for the recipe!

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