If you love a hot bath on a cool night, this bath milk powder is just the thing. Skin softening, moisturizing, and lightly cocoa-scented, it makes a lovely gift and a lovely thing to have in your bathroom for those days where you’re ready for a hot bath and bed by 4PM.

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The base of this powder is a blend of fragrant cocoa butter and dried milk powder. Cow’s milk powder works great, but if you happen to have dried coconut milk powder or goats milk powder, those will work brilliantly as well.

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Cocoa butter is brittle at room temperature so you can blend it into a sort of powder, but melts around 34°C, meaning it melts into hot bathwater beautifully. Do watch for oil slicks afterwards, though—you’re too young to fall in the tub 😉

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If you happen to have some powdered silk or allantoin on hand, you can feel free to add a dash one or both. Both will help soften and heal the skin.

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To really amp up the luxury factor of this powder, add a cup or two of Epsom salts to your bath water along with the cocoa-y goodness to soothe sore muscles 🙂

Cocoa Butter Bath Milk Powder

~ 15g lump of cocoa butter (roughly thumb-sized)
1 dash silk powder (need a substitute?)
4 tbsp coconut milk powder (or other milk powder)

Combine the cocoa butter, silk powder, and 2 tbsp of the milk powder in your DIY coffee grinder and blitz up until the cocoa butter is pretty fine. You’ll find that the mixture is a touch pasty.

Scrape out the powdery paste into a bowl and add the rest of the milk powder, stirring to break up any clumps and get everything to a powdery state instead of a clumpy whatsit.

To use, add a spoonful or two to a hot bath and top of with some Epsom salts. Enjoy!

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