Cocoa Bath Soak
Hey Bulkers! Here’s a simple, easy peasy recipe for a delightful bath soak that you can toss together is minutes. Literally- it took me minutes, AND you probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your pantry right now!
I really couldn’t make it any easier if I tried.
Not only does it look oh-so-pretty all packaged up in the jar, but it smells delicious and is soooo good to your skin. Which after this winter is- I’m sure of- in need of a little TLC.
Here’s how to make it:
Start by gathering up your craftiest of crafty supplies. For mine, I went with mini milk bottles, tiny red clothes pins that I found at the local craft store, some jute twine, and blank luggage tags.
For the soak recipe, you’ll need:
1 cup Epsom Salt (to relieve those achy muscles)
1 cup Coarse Sea Salt (bye bye eczema!)
1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder (to clear up any skin irritations)
2 cups Powdered Milk
1/2 cup Cornstarch (to soothe dry, itchy skin)
1/2 cup Baking Soda (to soften up that dry winter skin)
Start by measuring out all of your ingredients in separate bowls (it’s just easier when you start to mix if everything is already measured and ready to go!) and grabbing the salts and the cocoa.
Mix the sea salt, Epsom salt, and cocoa powder together until all ingredients are combined.
It will look like a chocolate dusted salt when you’re finished. Set aside.
Next, mix together the remaining ingredients to form the dry milk mixture.
Combine the powdered milk, cornstarch, and baking soda.
Mix! Mix! Mix!
Keep on mixing until you have a completely blended mixture that looks like the spoonful above. Then set that bowl aside (with the cocoa salt).
Now it’s time to layer the two mixtures into the milk bottles. You can use whatever kind of container you’d like to- just make sure it’s clear so that you can see the layers. Oh- and make sure it has a lid! The easiest way to do this is by using a funnel. I poured in a little cocoa salt and tapped the bottle to even it out on the bottom, then layered a small amount of the milk mixture, again, tapping the bottle to even out the second layer. Repeat these steps until the bottle is full.
Look how pretty!
Now finish each bottle off with a little twine and a hand written tag. You can include instructions for use on the back of the tag if you’d like to- just add to warm water and soak that dry, winter skin away!