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This summer, my family has some serious plans to get wet. Between traveling to Northern Michigan to splash in the Great Lakes and visiting water parks, our skin will be getting pretty beat up. I’ve had success with gently moisturizing and rehydrating skin in the past with DIY Honey Lavender Bath Melts and thought I’d reimagine them for our summer baths to help our skin heal from all the upcoming wear and tear. These DIY Milk and Honey Bath Melts are soothing, gentle, and moisturize even the driest of skin (trust me, I live in the dry desert, ha!). They’ll be great to have on hand after long days in the summer sun or swimming in the pool and since they’re so gentle, even my kiddos use them.
To start, I melt together some shea butter, almond oil, and honey in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water. The honey works as a natural humectant, which is fancy speak for helping to lock in moisture, promotes healing, and supports the skin’s rejuvenating abilities.
Once it has melted together and smooth, I stir in some powdered milk (the result will be a fairly crumbly texture). Milk contains lactic acid that helps to exfoliate, soften, and tone the skin.
Then I measure out about two tablespoon of the mixture with my hands and roll it into a ball. And then I transfer the ball to a sheet of parchment paper to cool and repeat until all the mixture is used.
To finish them off once they’ve cooled, I roll them in some additional powdered milk.
These can be stored in a container next to the bathtub and used all summer long. They’re full of beneficial ingredients and encourage relaxation. I’m planning on packing a few in my suitcase for our upcoming vacation to help keep the kiddos skin less irritated from all of our adventures.
- 2/3 cup shea butter
- 2/3 cup almond oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 cups powdered milk + 1 cup for rolling
- Fill a large saucepan with water and place glass bowl over the top.
- Over high heat, add shea butter, almond oil, and honey to bowl and stir until completely melted.
- Remove from heat and add powdered milk.
- Allow to cool enough to handle with hands and measure out roughly two tablespoons at a time.
- Roll into balls and place on parchment paper to cool completely.
- Once cooled, roll in powdered milk to finish.