Coconut Milk Bath: DIY Recipe for Dry Skin

A jar of homemade coconut milk bath powder

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 struggled with dry skin in winter. I live in a low-humidity area, in a house where a wood-burning stove is our main source of heat. That makes for some pretty dry air! That’s how I stumbled on milk baths. Coconut milk benefits for skin include its nourishing and moisturizing properties. Milk baths are rich, soothing, and super hydrating for even the driest skin!

Benefits of Coconut Milk Bath

This coconut milk bath uses four simple ingredients to moisturize your skin. The ingredients are:

  1. Wildly Organic Coconut Milk Powder or our conventional dehydrated coconut powder
  2. Arrowroot powder
  3. Wildly Organic Himalayan Pink Salt
  4. Essential oils

Each of the ingredients used in this milk bath recipe is great for hydrating and moisturizing your skin!

Coconut Milk Powder

A grey scoop containing white powder

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

Coconut milk powder baths nourish your skin with saturated fats, which are essential for its health and beauty. 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, the benefits of milk baths include their rejuvenating properties. Coconut milk provides your skin with an ingredient called lauric acid. Lauric acid helps to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. Coconut milk baths are the perfect solution for rejuvenating dry skin!

Arrowroot Powder

Moving on from coconut milk benefits for skin, let’s now talk about the advantages of 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 an absorbent. It is commonly used as a body powder, in deodorants, and as a dry shampoo. But no need to worry about taking away too much moisture when you use arrowroot powder in your coconut milk bath. If you don’t have arrowroot powder, you can substitute cornstarch in a pinch.

Himalayan Pink Salt

This bath recipe also uses Wildly Organic Himalayan Pink Salt to enhance the benefits of milk baths. If you have dry or itchy skin, this should do the trick

Essential Oils

A small dark bottle lying on top of milky liquid and flowers

Last but not least, this DIY coconut milk bath uses essential oils for fragrance. You can use any blend you like! If you want a more relaxing bath, try lavender. Rose, ylang-ylang, or orange essential oils are also great choices. Adding essential oils not only enhance coconut milk’s benefits for skin but also offer the healing effects of aromatherapy.

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

OK, so by now you’re convinced of the benefits of milk baths. Here is how you can make milk baths at home:



  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 coconut milk 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 for measurement to avoid a mess.
  3. Store the closed container in a dry area when not in use.

How to Use

Now that you’ve made your concoction, you can go ahead and enjoy coconut milk’s benefits for skin. Add a half cup of your coconut milk 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. Revel in the benefits of milk baths!

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