Homemade Peppermint Milk Bath for Relaxing and Gifting
Homemade Peppermint Milk Bath is a an easy, yet luxurious homemade holiday gift or party favor. The milk bath recipe takes just minutes to mix and I’ve included a few packaging ideas + a free printable tag.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is by far my favorite season. I enjoy giving gifts even more than receiving them. Getting creative and gifting those who mean so much to us……it’s one of the many reasons I love the holidays!
Every Christmas, my sweet sister-in-law is the ninja of snagging all of the hard to find toys for the kids (both big and small). She has this unbelievable skill, drive and little bit of luck at not only finding the hottest gifts that the kids want, but always…..always at the best price as well! For the 30+ years I’ve known her, she spends the days before Thanksgiving plotting out her route, along with hosting Thanksgiving. As soon as the stores open, Linda is out with wish-lists in hand. This year, she was out shopping for close to 24 hours, only stopping for 4 hours to sleep! Somehow, every year with a little magic, every item on her list is marked off.
Linda, has been through a lot in the past year, she battled breast cancer, and came out on top! This year, when my friends at Coca-Cola asked if I knew an “un-sung hero” who goes the extra mile to make the holiday’s special, Linda came to mind immediately.
I wanted to do something special to show Linda my appreciation for all she does. I’m pretty sure after all that shopping, what could be better than relaxing in a warm peppermint milk bath?! And how about during all that gifting wrapping she has ahead of her? Coca-Cola, of course!
Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is hard to give out little gifts of appreciation to all those you care about. Personalized glass Coca-Cola bottles from ShareaCoke.com, paired with a heartfelt note or a handmade gift, like peppermint milk bath, make an adorable gift.
As we approach winter, I’m already finding that my skin feels dry, and I love to soak and relax in a hot bath. Did you know that Cleopatra claimed that a milk bath preserved her beauty and kept her skin glowing and youthful?!
A milk bath has many benefits:
- Smooths Skin: milk baths leave your skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated
- Enhances Relaxation: milk in bath water creates comfort and reduces stress
- Soothes Skin Irritations: milk baths have been known to soothe some skin conditions and irritations
- Minimize Aging: milk is rich in vitamins and minerals, which help slow the process of aging and retain skin’s natural elasticity.
It turns out that a milk bath is super easy to mix together and makes a nice gift.
How to make a Simple Homemade Milk Bath
Homemade milk bath is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.
- 2 cups whole powdered milk (higher fat content the better)
- 3-4 teaspoons peppermint tea (or about 10 drops of essential oil of your choice)
- Combine ingredients in a tin or bowl and whisk together until well combined.
- Store milk bath in a cool dark place in a tin or jar for a day or two to infuse milk with peppermint fragrance.
add a few tablespoons or as much as 1 cup of milk bath under hot running water. Lie back and relax. After soaking, drain tub and rinse off in clean water.
There are so many ways you can gift the peppermint milk bath.
For my sister-in-law I ordered personalized 8-ounce glass bottles of Coca-Cola® with her name, Linda, Relax, We Love You and Merry Christmas. She loves Coca-Cola, and it was a fun way to personalize the gift.
I put the peppermint milk bath in test tubes, tied on a candy cane and a peppermint milk bath tag (you can download and print the tags I made, below)
I found a cute red carrier to put a few bottles of Coca-Cola and the milk bath tubes, garnished with some greenery and a bow and that was it! In 10 minutes I had a cute gift idea.
Peppermint Milk Bath also makes a great gift in a pretty tin with an antique spoon. Perfect for Christmas, Hostess Gift, Mother’s Day, Birthday or just because!
The Peppermint Milk Bath test tubes would make cute party favors too!
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Do you know an “unsung hero” that goes the extra mile to make the holidays more special for the people around them? Maybe it’s the store clerk who takes the time to wrap gifts. The mom who sets the perfect table, the dad who finds the last minute gifts, or the teen who shovels the neighbors driveways. **Leave me a message in the comments telling me who you would like to recognize in your life with something special from Coca-Cola®.**
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