Coconut Milk Bath Soak


Three simple ingredients! A scoop of this deliciously scented coconut milk bath soak will help moisturize your skin and relax your senses. Handcrafted with cleansing baking soda, nourishing coconut milk powder and the delicious aroma from vanilla absolute. Make double or triple batches to give as holiday gifts to friends and family.

 Start with a cup of pure baking soda.

Measure out a 1/2 cup of coconut milk powder. You can find this at most well-stocked grocery stores near the baking supplies and powdered milk. 

Ten drops of Vanilla Absolute will make this recipe smell incredibly delicious. You CAN NOT substitute vanilla extract that you bake with since it contains water and will cause your product to mold. This is an optional ingredient and if you choose to skip it, your bath soak will still smell like delicious coconut from the powdered coconut milk. 

Add both the coconut milk and the baking soda into a food processor and drop in the vanilla absolute. Pulse about 12 times to break up any lumps and combine the ingredients. 

 You will have a smooth powder. 

One trick I learned when making bath powders is to add one of these humidity adsorbent packs that you find in bottles of  supplements and vitamins. I always save them after I finish my vitamins to use in my handcrafted skincare. If you have an extra one, toss it into the container that will hold the bath soak. This will help prevent moisture build up in your jar and product.

 If you don't have an extra adsorbent pack, just make sure you choose a container with a tight fitting lid. 

I like to use a glass canning jar. Add a generous scoop to your warm bath water and swirl the water with your hand to incorporate. 

Careful when getting out of the bath as the moisturizing oils from the coconut milk can make the bath surface a bit slippery. 

Enjoy!