How to luxuriously pamper yourself while saving money

I enjoy taking long baths. It's something I've done since I was a little girl, and just can't break the habit. I spend at least an hour in the bath nearly every night. Lately, I have been enjoying adding homemade soaks with evaporated milk or olive oil to my baths.

This is wonderful for two reasons: first, I know exactly what I'm spending an hour marinating my body in. I don't have to worry about any not-so-good-for-you ingredients. Second, it's very inexpensive.

During the winter months, evaporated milk & oils help keep my skin moisturized during baths. Soaking in a hot bath nightly causes me to have pretty dry skin, but milk & grapeseed oil helps keep it feeling soft. You could use rose petals, sage, or any other herb, but lavender is so relaxing, I have to say, it's my favorite.

Homemade Lavender Bath Soak:
per jar


  1. Combine the milk, essential oil, and dried lavender buds in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Transfer to a glass jar, and save for your next bath. Or, use a bit of twine and gift a jar to a neighbor or friend.

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