This cappuccino milk bath is easy to make and is a wonderful gift craft. We’ll show you how and we even have a label for you to download!
Hello Kenarry readers! We’re Jennifer and Kitty from RunningWithSisters.com and we’ve got a cute spa craft for you! We were inspired to make this cappuccino milk bath when we spotted a four-pack of Starbuck’s Frappuccino at the grocery store. It is packaged in adorable milk bottles!
At first, we thought we’d just buy them to reuse for a milk bath craft, then it dawned on us that we should make it Cappuccino Milk Bath! We even made a little label to go with it. We couldn’t resist!
An Easy DIY Spa Gift
Spa crafts are great to make as gifts because you can do them in batches. The recipe (it’s below in the steps) is for one 9.5 ounce bottle, but you can adjust it for your own amounts.
To go along with the recipe, here’s a little video we did. Follow along with us as we make the Cappuccino Milk Bath, then follow the steps below to make your own.
How To Make A Cappuccino Milk Bath
- Powdered Milk (Instant Dry Milk)
- Corn Starch
- Baking Soda
- Vanilla Essential Oil
- Instant Coffee or Espresso
- Bottle (Ours is a 9.5 ounce bottle recycled from a Starbucks Frappuccino.)
- Ivory Spray Paint
- Label (print out)
Other Supplies You Might Already Have
- Mixing Bowl
- Cutting Board
- Rolling Pin
- Nail Polish Remover Pad (optional)
- Packing Tape
Cappuccino milk bath ingredients
- 8 Tbsp. Powdered Milk
- 4 Tbsp. Baking Soda
- 4 Tbsp. Corn Starch
- 4 Tbsp. Instant Coffee
- 5 Drops Vanilla Essential Oil
DIY Cappuccino Milk bath directions
Here’s how to make these easy and luxurious milk baths.
1. Wash the bottles and remove the labels
First thing, wash the bottle and remove the label. Ours came off with soap and water. If you are reusing a bottle like we are, it might have a sell-by date stamped on it. Remove this with a nail polish remover pad. Make sure your bottle is completely dry.
2. Measure and crush the powdered milk
Measure out 4 tablespoons of powdered milk onto your cutting board. The powdered milk isn’t as powdery as it could be, so roll the powdered milk with a rolling pin to crush it more. Sweep into your mixing bowl. Repeat with another 4 tablespoons.
3. Add the baking soda and corn starch
Add 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 4 tablespoons of corn starch to the mixing bowl.
4. crush the instant coffee
Measure out 4 tablespoons of instant coffee onto the cutting board. Like the powdered milk, the instant coffee is just not powdery enough as it is. Rollover it with the rolling pin to crush the instant coffee more. Sweep into the mixing bowl.
5. add the vanilla essential oil
Add 5 drops of vanilla essential oil to the mixing bowl. Stir all the ingredients together.
6. put the ingredients into the bottles
Spoon the milk bath mixture into your bottle. (We made a paper funnel to help with this step!) Fill the bottle almost to the top leaving about 1” below the lid. Then spoon more powdered milk (not crushed) into the top of the bottle. It will look a little like foam on top!
7. spray paint the lid
Spray paint the lid ivory and let dry. Place on top of the bottle.
8. print out the label and attach it to the bottle
Print and cut out the label. Set the label on your worktable face up. Tear off a 6” piece of clear packing tape. Pick up the label with the center of the tape. Lay the bottle down and attach the label to the front of the jar by wrapping the tape around the sides of the jar.
Here’s the printable label. Right-click to download.
Other Jars You can use
How cute did that turn out?! And that milk bottle does most of the work! It’s so fun to keep an eye out for wonderful bottles to contain your spa crafts. We’ve reused Mason jars, baby food jars, apothecary bottles from the flea market, and even tiny jam jars from hotel room service.
How to Create the Perfect Milk Bath
When you are ready to use this, here’s how to draw the perfect milk bath. The aroma from the essential oil will help to relax you and create a really peaceful and relaxing experience.
- Use hot water.
- Place some flower petals – use soap flower petals for extra moisturizing
- Burn some candles and turn down the lights
- Roll up a towel and place it under your neck .
- Give yourself plenty of time.
Benefits of soaking in a milk Bath
This is more than just a pretty bottle. Did you know that a milk bath is actually really good for your skin?
Here are some of the main benefits of a milk bath. Keep this list handy so you can remind yourself how important it is to pamper yourself with one once in a while
- Moisturizes your skin
- Soothes skin irritations
- Exfoliation from the folic acid in the milk
- Enhance relaxation
Have you ever made spa crafts? What have you made? Leave us a comment. And remember if you run into any questions while you’re making your Cappuccino Milk Bath, you can post them in the comments. We’ll reply. We’re here to help!
Jennifer & Kitty
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Originally published February 2016. Updated February 2018.