Cleopatra’s Milky Cocoa Butter Bath

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We call this Cleopatra’s Milky Bath of Lovelies, it’s a cocoa butter bath soak for those who want to luxuriate for hours in a moisturizing wildly decadent tub of pleasure!

This is one of my family’s all-time favorite bath treats so I keep a big glass jar of this in my bathroom at all times. Even the men in our house use this stuff like it’s going out of fashion, so it’s a good job that it’s very easy to make 😉

cocoa butter bath soak

What you will need

Ingredients for Cocoa Butter Bath Treats


  1. Put the cocoa butter in a double-boiler or a bowl sat on a sauce pan of water and place over a low heat until melted.Making Cocoa Butter Bath Treats1
  2. Add the fragrance and then pour into an ice-cube container. Place in the freezer and leave to set until hard.

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  3. Once set remove the cocoa butter from the container and grate very finely. This is the hardest part as the butter does tend to melt in the hands. Once grated, if the cocoa butter has melted slightly pop it back into the freezer for a few minutes, then remove and give it a bit of a stir so that all the gratings aren’t stuck together.
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  4. Add all the other ingredients to the cocoa butter and mix well. Transfer to either a large jar or share it amongst a few smaller jars to use as gifts.
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  5. Give the bath milk a quick stir and then place about 3 tbsp (3045g) in a warm bath and enjoy.
cocoa butter bath soak


This bath milk can be made with white or colored soap and can be jazzed up with a hand full of dried petals if desired.

homemade cocoa butter-bath treat gift
Make it with rose soap for a great gift

looking for a cream? Try this lovely homemade body butter cream recipe! Have you made your own bath treats? What ingredients did you use?

Discussion (10 Comments)

    • Hi Ennyl,

      The reason we add either cornstarch or cream of tartar (often both together) helps slow down the reaction a little bit. If you don’t include them, I find the bath bombs will fiz away much quicker and are more like bath fizzies than bath bombs.

    • Hi Michelle,

      The only ingredient in this recipe you need to worry about is the milk powder. Providing you’re not getting water into the jar with a wet spoon or hand, this should last as long as your milk powder will last. So check the tin and go by that.

      I hope this helps! 🙂


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