Milk baths are a luxurious way to care for your skin. Cleopatra was said to use milk and honey baths to achieve her historically famous complexion. The lactic acid in milk is a form of alpha-hydroxy-acid which breaks down the dead skin on your body helping it wash away leaving your skin soft and smooth. While you can buy milk bath products it is just as easy to make them at home and you can have full control over what goes into your milk bath.
Honey Oatmeal Milk Bath
An oatmeal milk bath is one of the most soothing experiences of your life. Often oatmeal is added to the bath to soothe skin conditions but anyone can benefit from it. For this bath, you have two options available you can mix 1/3 cup fresh honey, 1/2 cup fresh milk, and 1 cup instant oats dumping into your bath. If you would like to give as a gift or store for later you can use this same recipe replacing the honey with 1/4 cup dried honey crystals and the milk with 1/4 powdered milk. This will leave your skin smooth and hydrated when you leave your bath.
Lavender Skin Softening Milk Bath
Lavender is amazing for healthy skin. This bath uses a luxurious mix of skin softeners that will leave you feeling fresh and relaxed. Combine 2 cups powdered milk, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1/2 cup cornstarch, mix until fully blended. For the lavender fragrance mix 50 drops of lavender essential oil into 1/4 cup avocado oil. Slowly mix the oil mixture into your dry ingredients allowing it to form small clumps. Break larger clumps up for the best results. Let sit overnight before scooping a cup of this mixture into your bath.
Chamomile Milk Bath Recipe
The best before bed milk bath recipe is simply like soaking in a relaxing bath of tea, milk, and epsom salts. This milk bath will help you drift off to sleep and feel healed and refreshed in the morning. 1/2 cup powdered milk, 1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers, 1/2 cup epsom salt. Toss directly into a nice hot bath.
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