Easy Lavender DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe

The last few weeks have been fairly stressful.  I finally got the taxes finished (YAY!) and the check has been sent off to the IRS (BOO for no refund this year!)  I spent the weekend teaching a 17-year-old how to drive and volunteering at my daughter’s Girl Scout cookie booth sale. Between paying the bills and dealing with housework, there wasn’t a lot of ‘me time’ and I am determined to change that this week.  My need of stress reduction led me to today’s project.  This lavender DIY oatmeal milk bath recipe serves multiple purposes and is incredibly easy to make.  The milk and oatmeal will help moisturize your dry skin.  The lavender will help relax you and soothe those stresses until you feel like you are floating in heaven instead of your bath tub.   If you want to try out this milk bath recipe for yourself, I am including a few affiliate links for items you might need.

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Lavender DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe

In order to finely ground the oatmeal in this recipe, you really do need a fairly decent food processor.  Yes, you can get a small, inexpensive one, however, this is honestly a product I use in my kitchen just about every week.  I have a Cuisinart food processor and it is worth every single penny I spent on it.  Just add the whole oats, powdered milk, and essential oils into the food processor and pulse for a short time.  Then layer it with the rest of the lavender DIY oatmeal milk bath recipe ingredients and you are done.  In only minutes you have created a simple way to relax and moisturize your skin at the very same time.

Lavender DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe

For the salt in this recipe, you can use Epsom salts or course sea salt, which is what I chose to use. A high-quality sea salt provides a ton of minerals for your skin.   It is a natural way to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin. I chose to add some natural food coloring but this is totally optional.  If you don’t want it, just use undyed sea salt.

This Lavender DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe will Sooth Dry Skin and Relax Your Mind and Body

Easy Lavender DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe

Yields 2 1/2 cups

Easy Lavender DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe

This lavender DIY oatmeal milk bath recipe will help soothe dry skin and relax your mind and body as you soak your cares away.

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 5 to 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 2 to 3 drops lavender food coloring
  • 3 to 4 TBSP dried lavender


  1. In a plastic baggie, combine the sea salt and the lavender food coloring. Seal the bag and massage the contents gently until the salt has absorbed the food coloring.
  2. Pour the contents of the bag onto a piece of wax paper and let dry
  3. In a food processor, combine the oats, powdered milk, and lavender essential oil. Pulse until smooth and well mixed
  4. Layer in a jar the salt, oats/milk mixture and dried lavender.
  5. Seal the jar and store at room temperature for up to 6 months or give as a gift.
  6. To use, pour entire amount into tub while water is running. You can also mix the layered ingredients in a bowl and add half the amount to a tub full of water and save the rest for another night.


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DIY Lavender Oatmeal Milk Bath to Sooth Dry Skin Naturally and Relax your Mind and Body

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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

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