DIY Lilac Bath Milk

Remember how you used to make Mother’s Day cards with construction paper and crayons? No matter how old you are, moms always love a gift from the heart (and made with the hands). So give her the gift of relaxation for Mother’s Day with a milk bath you can create in your own kitchen. It takes just a few minutes, with a few ingredients to create a milk bath that will leave mom’s skin feeling soft and her feeling refreshed. Pair it with La Crema wine, flowers & a sugar scrub for a complete gift basket she will love!

Note on the storage containers: I used Weck jars for their timeless charm, but any type of canning jars work well.

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Four simple ingredients to make mom feel special on May 11.

Four simple ingredients to make mom feel special on May 11.

Basket and bath milk in a Weck storage jar

This, our DIY body scrub and a bottle of La Crema = Spa Day in a basket.

Bath milk in a Mother's Day gift basket.

Add dried moss to give the items in the basket some height and fresh flowers to make it pretty. (I used fresh lilacs from our garden.)

wine, lilacs, bath milk and a basket

Now who’s mom’s favorite?


DIY Lilac Milk Bath
Recipe Type: DIY
Author: Julie Blanner
  • Lilac Milk Bath recipe:
  • 1 c powdered milk
  • 1/4 c cornstarch
  • 1/4 c baking soda
  • 10-20 drops lilac essential oil {found at herbal & select health food stores}
  1. Mix dry ingredients together, then add essential oil to your preference. Stir well & store in an airtight container. Allow the mixture to stand 24 hours before enjoying/gifting!

Need help creating the rest of the basket? Here’s more tips on creating a stunning basket for Mother’s Day filled with everything she needs for a beautiful & relaxing day.

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