This milk bath bomb recipe is easy to put together because almost everything is in your pantry. You can make this luxurious bath bomb in just a few minutes for yourself or to give as a gift.
The combination of milk and oil makes the skin feel so soft. Choose any scent combination of soap fragrance or essential oils and let’s get started.
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You Can Make Luxurious Milk Bath Bombs
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I have to make my own bath bombs because I have such sensitive skin. For years, I’ve been creating bath bombs for myself, my daughter, and as gifts for tons of friends, family, and neighbors.
I had a box of powdered milk that was set to expire in about 6 months and had a thought to share this easy recipe with you. Check your pantry for all of these supplies and if you don’t have bath bomb molds, you can use those break-apart round Christmas ornaments in a pinch.
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How Do You Make Homemade Bath Bombs?
I share a lot of bomb and fizzy recipes here on Ruffles and Rain Boots. Let’s go over some of the most frequently asked questions when making bath bombs at home. You should be able to gather your supplies, get started, and make them right the first time after reading through these tips.
- What carrier oil can you use in bath bombs? You can use any vegetable or nut-based oil. I prefer coconut or jojoba oils, but sunflower oil, almond oil, and even avocado oil will work.
- Bath bombs will last as long as the first-expiring ingredient. Check the dates on everything and the one which expires soonest is the shelf life of the bath bomb.
- If you prefer to add a scent, use a vanilla, rose, or lavender to keep it light. Milk powder doesn’t have much of a scent so feel free to play with combinations, as well.
- Powdered goat milk can be substituted for the dry milk powder.
- Always add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture slowly. See tips below.
- If you want to make these easy bath fizzies, use only soap colorant (liquid or mica powder). Gel and food coloring can stain a bath tub, a foot bath, the caulking, and even skin.
- Using bath bomb molds (I use stainless steel) makes the process easier, but the break-apart plastic holiday ornaments will work, too.
- Always overfill the bath bombs so the mix can be compressed.
Troubleshooting: My Mix is Bubbling! What Do I Do?
As I explain here in my bath bombs and shower fizzy FAQ page, a bubbling mix is a sign of a) too much moisture or b) adding the liquid element to the dry mix too quickly.
Often, there is nothing you can do to save the mixture once it starts bubbling. I will always try to pop it into a silicone mold (any shape) to see if I can salvage it for a quick addition to a foot bath.
Troubleshooting: My Bath Bombs are Falling Apart!
If you un-mold a bath bomb and it’s just a powdery pile, don’t worry. You have a couple of options.
- You can attempt to moisten and re-mold it. When doing this, start with no more than half of the liquid it calls for and add it slowly, 1 tablespoon at a time. Fully incorporate that before adding more.
- You can put it in a jar and call it fizzing bath powder. If this is all you can muster, honestly, the kids go crazy for it just like the do the bath bombs. :)
DIY Bath Bomb Recipe
Below is my written and printable powdered milk bath bomb recipe. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments section below. I’ve been making bath bombs a long time so please feel free to reach out.
More Bath Bomb Recipes You Might Like
- Avocado Bath Bomb Recipe – If you like these milk bath bombs, you will love the nourishing benefits of avocado, as well.
- Manly Shower Bombs – Guys can get a pick-me-up, too, without it smelling like flowers. Check out this wicked fast shower melt recipe.
- Coffee Bath Bombs – Coffee grounds can invigorate your mind when brewed and your body when added to this easy bath bomb recipe.
- Candy Cane Bath Bomb Recipe – Oh, I love the smell of peppermint and this packs a gorgeous punch.
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