Homemade 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!

Homemade Rose Milk Bath | HelloNatural.co But that’s why beauty gifts are my fave. Totally easy and always appreciated = gift giving home run.

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 salt
  • 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 | HelloNatural.co 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.

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  1. Tomoko Yoshida says

    I LOVE this recipe! I’ve made it many times, given it as gifts, and it is wonderful! It smells nice and it really makes me sweat! I add citric acid to make it fizz and use rose geranium oil because it is cheaper. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with us!

  2. Candy girl 13 says

    ‘Lisa Johnson’ this is incredibly rude! i tried it myself and this did not happen. I wish you where a kinder human being. Not the whole world revolves around you and you are not always right. I hate you a bit even though i have never met you. You are obviously the problem, as it has never happened to anybody else. Try thinking of other people before you speak

  3. Candy girl 13 says

    I just love this milk bath recipe. Fantastic idea. I would only suggest including how much it makes, how much for each bath etc etc.

  4. Lisa Johnson says


  5. Lisa Johnson says

    Hi i was wondering how much this would make? for example would this be enough for two or three people? or only one?

  6. 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.

  7. says

    To be successful, one would most likely have to combine the medicine with a v3 diet program and lots of exercise. The fine print says that results are not typical and that these results were achieved by strict v3 diet and exercise routines.

    • 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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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