Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

A few weeks ago, I bought a bag of dried red rose petals and I have been scouring the Internet for creative ways to use them.  I chose to get an edible variety, so I will be using them in an assortment of DIY beauty projects and recipes over the coming months.  This homemade milk bath recipe was easy to make and will be a great way to treat myself to some relaxing ‘me time’ this week.  When momma ain’t happy, there ain’t NOBODY happy, right?  It’s definitely true in my house.  Pampering myself occasionally makes me a much better mom!  If you want to try out this easy DIY for yourself, keep reading for the recipe and a few affiliate links for products that you will need to get started.

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 Easy Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Rose Petals

Amazon has an amazing selection of dried rose petals to choose from.  Do your research before you buy.  If you want to use them in food, make sure you only buy food grade rose petals.  If you only want to buy the petals themselves, make sure the description says ‘petals’ because otherwise, you get a combination of buds AND petals which may not be as useful for your projects.  Read the reviews.  I found those pretty helpful.

 Easy Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

For the salt in this recipe, I chose a course sea salt since it has lots of minerals and helps soften skin and detox the body.  You can replace it with Epsom salts, magnesium flakes, or Hymalian pink sea salt.  I dyed my salt with natural food colorings but you can leave them naturally colored as well.

Easy Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

Yields 3 cups

Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 5 to 10 drops Rose essential oil
  • 3/4 cup sea salt
  • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring
  • 3 to 4 TBSP dried red rose petals


  1. In a plastic baggie, combine the sea salt and the red 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 rose essential oil. Pulse until smooth and well mixed
  4. Layer in a jar the salt, oats/milk mixture and dried red rose petals.
  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 the 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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Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician with two teens, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She has a BS in Microbiology but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging full time. She currently deals with emotional teens, suburban politics, and middle aged metabolism while sharing her opinions in an honest and down to earth fashion on her blog.

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  1. I love how simple and easy this recipe is. I'm eager to try it for myself, and I also may make a little extra to give as a gift!
  2. This is a really interesting recipe and looks so great in that jar. Truly it makes an awesome gift piece too. I am surely recommending it to my mum to try it out. I am sure she must not have heard of this one. :)

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