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DIY Milk and Cookies Bath

For centuries, children around the world have been leaving milk and cookies out for Santa on Christmas. Supposedly, cookies are the fuel that keeps Santa going during his long night of delivering gifts!

But what about Mommy? She needs some fuel during this Christmas countdown, too! Some might argue she may even have Santa beat when it comes to caloric burn in hustling around during the holidays.

However, we’re not one to make this a competition; rather, we want to share in the joy with Jolly Old Saint Nick! So, to all you mamas out there (and dads, uncles, aunts, heck — even the kids), unwind with a special treat inspired by the old man in red — a milk bath with cookies!

  • Who Says Santa Has All The Fun? 1 of 6
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    This special treat is the perfect way to unwind during these sometimes hectic holidays. Follow along as I share how to create your very own milk and cookies bath!

  • Milk Bath Assembly 2 of 6
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    A milk bath leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. The fat and protein in the milk provide this immediate benefit in your bathwater. The milk also helps exfoliate the skin for additional softness. The lactic acid in milk helps clean and soften the skin. The milk hydrates the skin, preventing dryness. Cornstarch and baking soda heal dry skin, soothe muscles, and help the body detoxify. Note: When purchasing products, be sure to use whole milk or goat's milk for the best benefits.

     

    You Will Need:

    • 1 cup whole dry milk (goat's milk works too)
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 2 Tablespoons baking soda
    • 1/4 cup epsom salt
    • 6 - 8 drops essential oil of choice (I chose almond)
    • Glass bottle or canning jar

     

    Instructions:

    Measure all dry ingredients and combine into a  small bowl. Mix together with a wire whisk to remove any clumps. Carefully siphon the mixture into a bottle (mine is an emptied sea salt container from Target) using a funnel or spouted measuring cup.

  • Add Oil + Shake 3 of 6
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    Add drops of essential oil to the bottle, secure cork (or lid), and shake well to incorporate. 

  • If Gifting… 4 of 6
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    If you plan to share the love and gift the milk bath, adhere a label and wrap in a festive tea towel. Oh, and don't forget a plate of cookies for nibbling during relaxation.

  • Bath Time! 5 of 6
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    Pour the milk bath into running water, making sure to fill the bottle and rinse to remove any leftovers. Be prepared to indulge in a delightful treat — creamy milk with the aroma of freshly baked cookies!

  • To Review 6 of 6
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    • Assemble all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
    • Add essential oil.
    • Shake to combine.
    • Serve with fresh cookies and milk.
    • If gifting, adhere a label and wrap in a festive tea towel.

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