Tub Time: Goatsmilk Bath Tea

This simple, four ingredient recipe only has 4 steps, making it easy to whip together a luxurious bath after a hard day on your feet.  What’s so great about goatsmilk?

Goatmilk is particularly moisturizing and nourishing to the skin because of capric-caprylic triglyceride. Capric-caprylic triglyceride is an effective skin moisturizer that helps to contribute to skin softness by forming a barrier on the skin to help inhibit the loss of moisture. It is the only milk that contains naturally occurring capric-caprylic triglycerides. The protein strands of goat milk are shorter than other types of milk and are more readily absorbed by skin.

Goatmilk also has naturally occurring lactic acid that helps keep skin smooth by encouraging skin turnover (it acts similar to a gentle peel). It also contains many vitamins, specifically A, D and B6, as well as the anti-oxidant Selenium.

Ingredients

4 Tablespoons Powdered Goatsmilk

3 Tablespoons Lavender Buds, Grade 2

2 Tablespoons Medium Pink Sea Salt

2 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter (shaved and unmelted)

1 Heat Sealable Large Tea Bag

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ONE: Easily shave 2 tablespoons of the cocoa butter using our Clean Up Tool or a vegetable peeler.

TWO: Combine all of the ingredients into a medium sized container and gently mix together with a spoon.

THREE: Carefully scoop the ingredients into the large tea bag. To make a little more room at the top, tap the tea bag on the counter to condense the ingredients. Fill the bag up with all of the ingredients.

FOUR: Carefully tip the tea bag on its side and seal the open side with a hot iron.

It’s ready for the tub! Just add the tea bag to your hot bath for a skin loving soak. Even though we didn’t add any fragrance oil it smells creamy and delicious. The cocoa butter melts in the warm water adding a little richness to the goatsmilk and lavender. I totally love the smell of goatsmilk. Is that weird? Anyone else? Anyone? No?

Tips for the Tub: The Goatsmilk powder is super fine so give the tea bag a couple of big squeezes while submerged in the water to get the goatsmilk out. OR use a pin to poke small holes in the tea bag. Make the holes just big enough to get the goatsmilk powder out while keeping the salt and lavender buds in. Want to see what it looks like in the tub? Naturally I tweeted about it- Check out my twitpic here. Doesn’t it look gorgeous?

Want to make more for yourself, to sell or give as gifts? Just double, triple or quadruple the recipe as needed!

Now tell me about your bath teas. What’s your favorite ingredient to add to your bath?

41 Responses to “Tub Time: Goatsmilk Bath Tea”

  1. Rachel says:

    I am ADDICTED to bath teas!! I haven’t sold any of mine yet because I keep using them and giving them out. Will have to give goats milk a try now!

    I use mostly rose scents for my bath tea. There’s something about rose petals and the fresh scent that carries me away into full relaxation mode. I think it also reminds me of something I had when I was little and that time in my life was so carefree and happy. Takes me back. Aaah!

    A little tip…if you’re very careful, you can hold the bag upright and use a flat iron to get that edge heat sealed. You won’t spill any and it only takes a second to seal it. Just watch those fingers!

    • Jeney says:

      Wow, a flat iron to seal the tea bags is a great idea! It just made me go ‘duh! why didn’t I think of that’

      Brilliant!

  2. Vicki B says:

    I love adding ground oats to my bath teas. They add even more soothing softening power to the water. And I love to add fragrance to match the flower petals – baby rose with rose petals, chamomile with dried chamomile, lavender with lavender flowers. I never thought about adding butters; maybe I’ll give that a try tonight. I’m making some bath teas to sell at the local farmers market this weekend – hopefully they’ll do well!

  3. shannon says:

    awesome! I have all these ingredients, including a few bags. I can’t wait to make them! Thanks for the inspiration.
    :)
    Shannon

  4. barb s says:

    Please tell me the shelf life of these if I wanted to make and sell them. thanks a bunch

    • Courtney says:

      We recommend using the goatsmilk within one year of purchase…so you can go from there. Just keep it in super cool and dry place. I could see it getting “gunky” if the cocoa butter melted (and remember that salt attracts moisture).

      Courtney from Bramble Berry

  5. Linda says:

    Those sound sooo nice. I just wish my home’s only bathtub was not in my teenage son’s bathroom…shudder…

  6. julie says:

    Is there a way that I can make powdered goat milk out of my fresh/fluid milk?

    • Courtney says:

      I’m pretty sure it involves a food dehydrator but to be perfectly honest, we have no idea how to do it ourselves. We buy our goatsmilk in the powder form.

      Courtney from Bramble Berry

  7. what is the item underneath the tea bag??

  8. no in the first picture showing your finished product…it looks like a salt bar maybe???

  9. Liah says:

    Hi! I love this idea! I want trying to figure out a way to do bath salt and bath milk together. I am wondering, how much would a tea bag sale for? I have no clue on how to price this or how many to give per order. Can you give me some tips?

    • Hi Liah, the price you sell an item for depends on a few factors. Looking at what others sell similar products for is always a good idea, but it’s really important to know how much it costs you to make the item to really determine your retail price. Anne-Marie wrote a great series of articles on the Teach Soap website about pricing your soap that applies to any handmade product, really. http://www.teachsoap.com/cpcosting.html
      Good Luck in your business endeavor! Amber

  10. Robin says:

    Hi,

    I’ve had trouble in the past with the tea bags not holding together in the bath even after making sure that I had the ends sealed with a heat sealer. Any tips to keep the bags sealed?

    Thanks!

    • Courtney says:

      Very interesting. We’ve done many projects and a couple of tutorials using these tea bags and have never had this problem. It’s sounds like it’s not getting sealed to begin with. Make sure your iron is super hot and try holding it on the tea bag longer. Force those sides to stick together.

      Good luck with your bath tea and keep us posted!

      Courtney from Bramble Berry

  11. Janel says:

    Can you use the dried calendula in the bath teas?

  12. Carla says:

    Could you give me a couple of suggestions for opting out of using lavender? I can’t work around the scent but would LOVE to make these for Christmas this year! Thanks for any suggestion you could give me

  13. Lynda says:

    What a fun idea! I can’t wait to try the bath tea. I’ve spent my summer making goat’s milk soap and learning more about soap making in general. I’ve been working on ideas for gift baskets for the fall and the goat’s milk bath tea will go great with my soap and goat’s milk lotion.

  14. Eugenia says:

    I AM ABSOLUTLY IN LOVE WITH THIS SITE AND BRAMBLEBERRY, I AM INTERESTED IN STARTING MY OWN ORGANIC/NATURAL BATH AND BODY STORE ARE THERE ANY SUGGESTIONS OR TIPS YOU ALL COULD GIVE ME? AND ARE THE FRAGRANCED OILS AND ESSENTIAL OILS ON BRAMBLEBERRY SAFE FOR THE SKIN? THANKS SO MUCH, IM
    SO EXCITED!!!!

    • Anne-Marie says:

      Welcome to a super fun hobby and business.

      I would definitely get to know some of the great business thinkers of our generation with a subscription to Inc. Magazine and Success Magazine to increase your business knowledge.

      As for soap knowledge, TeachSoap.com/forum is a great place to start as is our Facebook page for Bramble Berry: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bramble-Berry/100412115503 and SoapQueen.TV

      Bramble Berry sells candle fragrances that are not safe for skin but they are listed under ‘candle fragrances’. All of our regular fragrance oils and essential oils are skin safe when diluted to appropriate amounts. You never want to add fragrance oils directly to skin because they are so powerful and potent!

      Welcome to club! =)

  15. Natasha says:

    I am curious on how others would package this to sell. Would you just sell per piece, with ribbon around as you have here, or place in a tin of some sort?

    Your ideas are greatly appreciated.

    Natasha

    • Hi Natasha!

      You can package this whatever way you would want, but I would suggest packaging that cuts down on the amount of moisture getting into the tea. You don’t want your sea salt to clump up on you! I’ve seen people use tins, jars, or even just the bags for packing.

      The best way we’ve found to keep our butters from melting is to keep them in a cool place until you are use them. They are still usable even if the cocoa butter has melted and reformed. =)

      ~Becky with Bramble Berry

  16. Natasha says:

    Also…with the heat, how do you keep the butters from melting? LOL

  17. Toni says:

    If you were to add fragrance to this about how much do you think would be good to add? Thanks!

  18. Erika says:

    Can I substitute shea butter for the cocoa butter? I’m currently out, and I wanted to do these for Christmas. I’m afraid that if I ordered cocoa butter now it wouldn’t be here before Christmas. Thanks for your assistance!!

    • Hi Erika!

      You can definitely substitute Shea Butter for Cocoa Butter in this recipe. It would make a super luxurious bath tea and would be great for the skin! Let us know how it turns out. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  19. Lori Anne says:

    I just made your tea bag, and it looks so inviting. I can’t wait to use it in the tub tonight!! Thanks so much!

  20. Lori Anne says:

    I made this bath tea today. The only problem I had was the tea bag came open in the tub, and I had lavender buds every where. Other than that, this is the most amazing sking loving bath tea I’ve ever used. Therefore, I came up with a solution so I won’t get little lavender buds all in the tub. Make the tea bag as directions state and then put the whole tea bag into an organza bag. That way if the tea bags unseals, the lavender won’t escape into the tub. Plus it gives the tea bag that final nice appearance.

    Thanks again for such wonderful ideas and recipes!!

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