Maternity Milk Baths

Besides looking absolutely amazing, people ask me if there are benefits to taking a milk bath! Yes there are.

  • The fats and proteins that are found in milk help moisturize the skin.
  • It may help to calm redness from a sunburn or to reduce some of the dryness and itching caused by skin conditions such as xerosis or eczema [source: WebMD]
  • Help condition dry, damaged strands of hair


Maternity Milk Bath

Since milk isn’t the only ingredient in a milk bath you also get to enjoy these benefits.

  • Epsom salt and sea salts can help to exfoliate dead skin cells, giving your skin a renewed glow when you’re through.
  • Epsom salts help sore muscles
  • Different essential oils can be added for additional comfort
  • Oatmeal can be added for moisturizing and relieve redness


Maternity Milk BathMilk Bath Recipes

Simple Milk Bath 

  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk powder
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • Blend all together in blender and add to water

Almond Milk Bath

  • 1 cup epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil

Milk and Honey Bath

  • 1/2 cup finely ground oatmeal (colloidal is best)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup fresh goat milk or 1/8 cup powdered goat milk

Chocolate Milk Bath – because I love chocolate (although I have never tried this one).

  • 1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 cup powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Really there isn’t a wrong way to do a milk bath. Play around with different combinations until you find the one that works best for you and your skin!


Maternity Milk Bath

I offer Maternity Milk Bath Sessions as a unique way to document your pregnancy. Contact me to learn more or schedule your session.




  1. Jamie Kraus September 17, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    How awesome! I had no idea about all the health benefits!

  2. Rebecca Walsh September 17, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    This makes me want to be pregnant again! This is beautiful, I love milk Baths! Beautiful Work!

  3. Jennie September 17, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Awesome to see a recipe!

  4. Pamela September 18, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Thanks for the recipes! I’ll have to pamper myself and try these at home! Those photos are beautiful! I wish I knew about this for my pregnancies!

  5. Haley September 18, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Super cool images! And this also answered the question I’ve been asking myself recently – is it all milk in there?? 🙂

  6. Erica September 18, 2015 at 4:00 am

    I had no idea, very cool!

  7. Sarah H September 18, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Beautiful and love the recipies you shared! Can’t wait to try a milk and honey bath. Honey is SO good for your skin!

  8. Melissa September 18, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Beautiful images, and thanks for the recipe!

  9. Sharee Davenport September 18, 2015 at 4:58 am

    I love these milk bath sessions! I’m sure it’s so soothing for mama to be also!

  10. Keziah September 18, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I really like how informative this is, with such lovely images !

  11. Melissa September 18, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    What a great concept!!

  12. Flor September 24, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

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