Homemade Milk Bath and Relaxing Tips

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Lock yourself in the bathroom, put on some soothing music and light a candle… If you are lucky, you may have 5 minutes of peace and total quiet before your hubby and kids notice you are missing. 😉

Every time I soak in the tub, I think of one of my favorite cartoons. It it shows the woman laying in a bubble bath and yelling to her husband, “We really need to get new faucets for this tub. I can’t turn these on and off with my toes.” 😀 😀

Here is a recipe for a homemade milk bath and tips that will help you relax and feel better!

Milk Bath Recipe

 3 cups dry milk
 5-6 drops essential or fragrance oil

Mix ingredients and add ½ cup to your bath water. If you don’t have dry milk, try adding 2-3 tablespoons baby oil for a relaxing bath!


  • Eyes looking a little rough around the edges? Try cucumber slices or tea bags on the eyes to help reduce puffiness. Try it for half an hour while soaking in the tub.

  • To save money on manicures, don’t get them so often. Instead, use a nail buffer to shine nails between manicures.

  • Go to the local beauty school to have manicures, pedicures and facials. You can feel pampered without spending a fortune. Five bucks is a great deal for a facial!

  • After Christmas sales can offer many great deals on bath and beauty products. Purchase nail care kits after Christmas at half price. You can get several polishes and tools for $2-$4. If you family loves to receive perfume, cologne or aftershave, stock up after Christmas when gift sets are on clearance. Give for Mother’s Day, Father’s day, Birthday’s, etc.


For more easy recipes and tips for homemade beauty products, check out our Dining On A Dime Cookbook!


photo by: denniswong


  1. Bea says

    I’m having a problem leaving comments. I posted one here yesterday and it never showed up. Today I think I’m having same problem.

    • says

      Am checking with T and M. I know they were having internet problems but I didn’t think it should effect the posts but we see what is going on.

  2. Bea says

    Natural Nail Polish
    1 Tablespoon olive oil
    1/2 Tablespoon Talc Powder
    Mix oil and talc into a smooth cream. Massage a small amount into nails and cuticles. Buff with a soft cloth or cotton ball for a soft natural glow. Your nails will look a little like you applied clear nail polish but is natural. Save the rest of mixture.

    Homemade Alpha Hydroxy Mask
    Cook half of a diced and peeled apple in a 1/4 cup milk until soft. Mash. Cool. Apply to face and neck and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

  3. Dawn says

    I have been trying to find a recipe for homemade lip gloss for a girl scout project. Do you ladies know of one? Thank you for this great site. You do a wonderful service.

  4. says

    I would like yo add one more tip to this useful post.

    Apply the mixed paste of sandalwood cream and lime juice to the face. It is the best solution to Pimples. Also, the face would become soft and elegant. No side effects. It is 100% natural and this can be applied on all skin types.

    Thank you..

    • Debi says

      How much sandalwood cream and lime juice do you mix together? And where can i purchase the sandalwood cream?
      I would love to try this since my daughter has trouble with acne and nothing seems to work.

      • says

        This was a comment from a reader so I am not sure but it sounds like you mix enough sandalwood cream and the lime juice to make a paste. Where to buy I’m not sure but you could try Amazon or google it.

    • says

      We have a real simple oatmeal one in Dining on a Dime. You pretty much can take any one of these – oatmeal or cornmeal or baking soda and make a paste out of them then rub on your face. You can add a drop or two of essential oil if you want but you don’t need to.

      Another one is to use 1 tsp. honey and 1/2 tsp. sugar mixed together.

      There are many out there with a bunch of ingredients and “exotic” oils and things but really the ones above accomplish the same thing. Sometimes we get carried away in making homemade things more complicated then they need to be. I was reading a thing on homemade weed killer the other day where you used about 4 different ingredients doing all this mixing etc. One of the ingredients was vinegar. The thing is just spraying vinegar kills the weeds fine so why go through the trouble and expense of adding more.


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