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!
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 Cappuccino Milk Bath
Powdered Milk (Instant Dry Milk)
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
Nail Polish Remover Pad (optional)
Here’s What To Do
1. 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.
Now we’re ready to make the milk bath. Here’s the recipe:
Recipe For Cappuccino Milk Bath
8 Tbsp. Powdered Milk
4 Tbsp. Baking Soda
4 Tbsp. Corn Starch
4 Tbsp. Instant Coffee
5 Drops Vanilla Essential Oil
2. 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 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 4 tablespoons of corn starch to the mixing bowl.
4. 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. Roll over it with the rolling pin to crush the instant coffee more. Sweep into mixing bowl.
5. Add 5 drops of vanilla essential oil to the mixing bowl. Stir all the ingredients together.
6. 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 ivory and let dry. Place on top of the bottle.
8. 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.
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.
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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Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil are sisters and authors of several books including Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair From Recycled Finds. Their crafting, decorating, and flea market articles have appeared in Woman’s World, Craft Ideas, and Create and Decorate magazines and on the web sites of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and HGTV. Their detailed craft videos can be found on Curious.com and YouTube. The O’Neil Sisters share their enthusiasm and their fresh approach to crafting and decorating on their blog, RunningWithSisters.com.