There is something so luxurious about a bath! When I was a kid, I used to love when my grandmother let me have one of those bath oil pearls while using the giant old cast iron tub at their house. I still love a good bath, which is why I’m sharing this goat milk bath soak recipe!
A cute jar or goat milk bath soak makes a sweet gift. Because a pint jar is easily good for two baths (or even four, if you use a little less of the mix), you can also use smaller jars and give single bath ‘servings’ of the soak for presents or adorable favors. Or, of course, you can keep it all for yourself 😉
You don’t need much to make a goat milk bath soak, and it’s easy to customize. I used lavender in the example soak – both lavender buds and 3 drops of lavender essential oil – but herbal loose leaf teas make fantastic soaks, as well. Other dried botanicals, such as rose buds, are also pleasant. The recipe given is for one pint, so just modify the quantities to make more or less to suit your needs!
Materials for making a goat milk bath soak
- A sterile, dry glass pint jar
- A clean bowl + spoon for mixing
- a scant 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt or Himalayan salt (Dead Sea salt is popular in self-care products, but I like using Himalayan pink salt)
- 1 scant 1/2 cup of Epsom salt (I recommend just getting the ‘plain’ variety, not one that already has added scents)
- 1 scant cup powdered goat milk
- 3 drops of essential oil (or to ‘taste,’ if using. I used lavender)
- 3 tablespoons dried botanicals or herbal tea (I used culinary grade organic lavender buds)
- Ribbons, lace, or other items to decorate the jar with (totally optional)
Goat milk bath soak recipe
This is so super easy – are you ready?
1. Place your ingredients in a clean bowl. Make sure to use scant, not heaping, quantities or it may not all fit in your jar!
2. Stir gently with a spoon to combine.
3. Carefully spoon the mixture into your clean jar, pressing down slightly with the back of the spoon as needed to make it fit.
4. Decorate your jar with ribbons, lace, labels, etc. as desired.
5. Give as a gift or enjoy yourself! To use, add 1/2 – 1 cup to your bath.
If the ornaments look familiar, yes, I tied my crystal and key necklace to the jar as a photo prop! It’s pretty cute, don’t you think?
When’s the last time you treated yourself to a luxurious bath?