The Bath Product That Makes You Look Better Naked

Updated 04/16/19

If you’re anything like me, October means one thing: It’s time to reclaim your bath time. Over summer, I tend to opt for showers over baths, but come autumn, nothing makes you feel better on a dark Sunday evening than a long, hot soak. Although I do like to pimp my bath with pretty much every product going (there are candles, salts—the lot), I’ve discovered an absolute must-have when it comes to bath-time pampering: bath milk.

Silkier than a bubble wash and creamier than a soak, bath milks are incredible at leaving your skin soft and smooth when you finally drain the plug. Why? Because milk is naturally rich in AHAs like lactic acid, meaning it helps to exfoliate and soften the skin as you soak. Also, milk is super nourishing, calming and soothing, so bath milks work as a whole-body treatment whilst you do absolutely nothing but relax.

But bath milks aren’t anything new. In fact, it’s said that even good ol’ Cleopatra loved adding some donkey milk to her bath for its soothing skin properties. Thankfully we don’t have to rely on donkeys to get our fix… Keep scrolling for a round up of the best bath milks, tried and tested by yours truly.

The Best Bath Milks for Super-Soft Skin

Ameliorate Softening Bath Milk Oil
Ameliorate Softening Bath Milk Oil $19
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Perfect for people with keratosis pilaris (aka bumpy chicken skin) or extremely dry skin, Ameliorate’s Softening Bath Milk Oil moisturises for up to eight hours.

The Organic Pharmacy Cleopatra's Milk Bath
The Organic Pharmacy Cleopatra’s Milk Bath $40
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Inspired by Cleopatra’s bathtime ritual, this powdered bath milk contains organic milk, actual rose petals and essential oils for an exfoliating (and Instagrammable) soak.

Crabtree & Eyelyn Goatmilk & Oat Bath Milk
Crabtree & Eyelyn Goatmilk & Oat Bath Milk $28
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Based upon the ancient Egyptian ritual of using goats milk to soothe and moisturise, this gorgeous, ultra-calming formula nourishes reactive and sensitive skin. 

Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath
Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath $45
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Rich in amino acids, milk proteins and vitamins, skin is left seriously soft after just one use.

Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak $16
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Formulated with organic coconut milk, this powder milk soak also contains vanilla essential oil that works to calm the mind and senses. 

L’Occitane Ultra Rich Foaming Bath Milk
L’Occitane Ultra Rich Foaming Bath Milk $24
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This foaming lotion uses shea milk to soften and soothe the skin. Plus, it smells incredible.

Sister & Co. Skin Food Almond Milk Bath Soak
Sister & Co. Skin Food Almond Milk Bath Soak $25
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A mix of almond milk, kaolin clay and cardamom make this soothing bath milk both seriously softening and relaxing.

Weleda Lavender Relaxing Bath Milk
Weleda Lavender Relaxing Bath Milk $15
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The smell of this alone will relax you more than a two-week holiday. Seriously.

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Caring Bath Milk
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Caring Bath Milk $12
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Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and community-trade honey from Ethiopia, this silky bath milk reduces the sensation of tight and itchy dry skin.

Clarins Eau Ressourçante Bath and Shower Milk
Clarins Eau Ressourçante Bath and Shower Milk $20
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This ultra-gentle, pH-neutral milk cleanses and soothes, making it a great option for anyone with sensitive skin.

best bath milk: Susanne Kaufmann Calming Herbal Whey Bath
Susanne Kaufmann Calming Herbal Whey Bath $33
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This whey-blend powder relieves muscle tension, calms and detoxifies the skin and helps you drift off to sleep afterwards. Dreamy.

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