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 powdered coconut milk (USA / Canada) 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 (USA / Canada) 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 salt (USA / Canada). Enjoy!

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