A rose petal milk bath is perfect for all skin types. It is especially great for dry, sensitive and mature skin. Both rose petals and milk have been used in skincare since ancient times. Many believe that Cleopatra, known for her radiant and glowing skin, bathed in rose petal milk bath daily. This makes perfect sense. Rose petals are loaded with skin loving vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Rose petals are also naturally fragrant, with a calming and soothing aroma. Likewise, milk has a ton of skin nourishing properties. Milk softens and cleanses skin. Milk also gently exfoliates dead skin, while encourages skin regeneration. A rose petal milk bath is a luxurious bath that combines the skincare benefits of rose petals and milk. So indulge yourself (or someone you love), and create your own rose petal milk bath soak. All you need are a few all natural ingredients.
In addition to dried rose petals and powdered milk, this rose petal milk bath recipe also includes crushed oatmeal. Oatmeal has been used in skincare for millennia. Scientific studies have verified colloidal oatmeal’s moisturizing, cleansing, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory properties. Scientists believe that oatmeal is safe and effective in treating various skin issues, including itchy and rashy skin. Oatmeal is also gentle on our skin and it’s great for people with sensitive skin.
This rose petal milk bath recipe also has a generous amount of Himalayan pink salt. As its name suggests, this special salt comes from the Himalayan mountain range, and has a delicate pink and rose-like hue. It is loaded with skin-friendly nutrients that many people believe can detox skin and stimulate circulation. It is said that adding Himalayan pink salt to a bath can increase the bath’s healing and cleansing properties. So, what are we waiting for?? Let’s create our rose petal milk bath soak.
DIY Rose Petal Milk Bath Soak
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yields: about 2-3 rose petal milk baths
Ingredients for Rose Petal Milk Bath Soak
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- Powdered Milk, aka, Dried Milk – 1/2 cup (I use Instant Dry Milk. You can also try Bob’s Red Mill Non Fat Dry Milk Powder, or Bob’s Red Mill Milk Powder Buttermilk.)
- Oatmeal (finely crushed) – 1/2 cup (I use Trader Joe’s Old Fashioned Organic Oats. You can also try Bob’s Red Mill Oats Rolled, or Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oatmeal. I use a spice grinder to crush the oatmeal.)
- Himalayan Pink Salt – 1/2 cup (I use Trader Joe’s Himalayan Pink Salt. You can also try Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt, or Spice Lab’s Himalayan Crystal Salt.)
- Dried Rose Petals – 1/2 cup (I use Starwest Botanicals Organic Red Rose Buds & Petals. You can also try Raven Moonlight’s Red Roses, or bMAKER Rose Buds & Petals)
- (optional) Pure Essential Oil – Dried rose petals are very fragrant, but their natural scent could be difficult to detect in a bath. While it’s not necessary, if you want a scented bath, it’s best to add pure essential oil.
- A blend of Ylang Ylang and Bergamot Essential Oil – 30 drops of Ylang Ylang and 10 drops of Bergamot. This is my favorite way to scent the rose petal milk bath. Ylang Ylang has a fresh and sensual floral aroma. Bergamot has an elegant citrus aroma that adds a little drama to the Ylang Ylang scent.
- OR Geranium Essential Oil – 30 drops. Geranium pure essential oil is known for its rose-like natural scent.
- Glass containers for storage – I use glass jars and glass bottles.
How to Make Rose Petal Milk Bath
(1) (optional) If you are using essential oil, add essential oil to the Himalayan pink salt. Mix well.
(2) Mix powdered milk, crushed oatmeal, Himalayan pink salt and dried rose petals. Mix well.
(3) (optional) You can add other dry ingredients to make the rose petal milk bath even more special. Other dried flowers, such as dried lavender buds or dried chamomile, work great.
(4) Use a funnel (if needed) to add the rose petal milk bath mixture into a glass bottle or glass jar. Shake your glass bottle or glass jar to make sure that all the ingredients are well incorporated.
(5) Allow your rose petal milk bath mixture to sit for about 24 hours. This waiting period will allow all the natural scents to infuse into the powdered milk.
(6) Run a warm bath. Use about 1 cup of rose petal milk bath mixture. Enjoy your little personal indulgence.
That’s it! Not only is rose petal milk bath great for any skin types, it’s also very easy to make. With a few all natural ingredients, you can make yourself a luxurious bath that nourishes your skin and calms your mind. After soaking in this rose petal milk bath, your skin will be silky smooth and soft to the touch. So, are you ready to relax in a warm rose petal milk bath, like Cleopatra did millennia before? Will you be giving this super easy rose petal milk bath recipe a try? I would love to know how you like this rose petal milk bath recipe. So reach out and let me know! As always, please remember to share and pin this recipe if you like it!