DIY Coconut Milk Bath {to hydrate and moisturize your skin!}

What was once an experience only for the richest of nobles is now an easy recipe for everyone to enjoy! Milk baths have been used as a luxurious skin treatment for centuries, but now, with only four simple ingredients, you can experience a silky smooth, moisturizing DIY coconut milk bath that will nourish, hydrate, and restore a fresh glow to your skin.

I know I’ve been struggling with dry skin this winter. I live in a low-humidity area, in a house where a wood-burning stove is our main source of heat, which makes for some pretty dry air! That’s how I stumbled on milk baths. They’re rich, soothing, and super hydrating for even the driest skin!

DIY Coconut Milk Bath Benefits

This coconut milk bath only uses four simple ingredients to moisturize your skin: Wildly Organic Coconut Milk Powder, arrowroot powder, and Wildly Organic Himalayan Pink Salt, and essential oils. Each of the ingredients used in this coconut milk bath recipe are great for hydrating and moisturizing your skin!

Coconut Milk Powder

Coconut Milk Powder works wonderfully as a skin treatment. I’m honestly really surprised that it isn’t used in more skincare recipes! It’s nourishing, with essential vitamins and minerals for your skin including iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium. Coconut milk is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, meaning it will protect your skin from the appearance of aging!

Coconut milk is also rich in saturated fat, which is nourishing and important for skin health. Taken internally or externally, saturated fats support the health of your skin cells and can keep your skin looking young and hydrated. These fatty acids are also great for moisturizing dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Powdered coconut milk is also naturally antibacterial, making it great for fighting acne.

Besides being richly moisturizing and soothing, coconut milk also has something called lactic acid. This ingredient helps to gently exfoliate and cleanse dead skin cells. Coconut milk baths are the perfect thing for rejuvenating dry skin!

Arrowroot Powder

The arrowroot powder in this recipe will help to make the water in your bath soft and silky-smooth. It feels wonderful in a bath! Arrowroot powder is absorbent, so it has regularly been used for a body powder, in deodorant, and as a dry shampoo. But no need to worry about taking away too much moisture when you use arrowroot powder in a bath! If you don’t have arrowroot powder, you can substitute cornstarch in a pinch.

Himalayan Pink Salt

This bath recipe also uses salt, which a humectant- meaning it will draw moisture out of the air around your bath and into your skin to help hydrate it. If you have dry or itchy skin, this should do the trick!

Essential Oils

Last but not least, this DIY coconut milk bath uses essential oils for fragrance. Use any blend you’d like! If you want a more relaxing bath, try lavender. Rose, ylang ylang, or orange essential oils are also great choices.

Since this recipe doesn’t use any water, it doesn’t require any preservatives, and it will keep for a while. So feel free to make a double batch! This coconut milk bath also makes a great gift; Just put it in a cute jar and tie it with a ribbon. Make sure to include the instructions!

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How to Make a DIY Coconut Milk Bath


½ cup Wildly Organic Himalayan Pink Salt, Finely Ground

15-20 drops essential oils of your choice(I like using lavender)

½ cup arrowroot powder

1 cup Wildly Organic Coconut Milk Powder


  1. Add salt and essential oil drops in a glass jar and stir to combine.
  2. Add in arrowroot powder and coconut milk powder, stirring to mix and break up any clumps (even small ones won’t mix into your bath very well. You might also need to mix it before each use). Coconut powder and arrowroot are both very fine powders, so I recommend scooping instead of pouring to measure to avoid a mess!
  3. Store closed container in a dry area when not in use.

How to Use:

Add a half cup of your coconut milk bath mixture in a warm bath under running water, mixing it in with your hand if needed. Soak for about twenty minutes to half an hour, rinsing off afterward.

Which essential oils will you use in your DIY Coconut Milk Bath?

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