After a very rough day, I like to turn on my tv and watch Netflix. Netflix has been one of my guilty pleasures in ridding myself of a hectic day. It was a quick escape from reality that efficiently lowered my stress levels. It’s always nice to pamper yourself and temporary indulge in its benefits but Netflix is just one of my solutions. I wanted more than just quality solitude. I wanted to relax! My body was yearning for a warm or hot milk bath. This is it, all my troubles and worries are now drowning in a fresh milk bath. I’m going to share my “Soothing Vanilla Sweet Rose” milk bath recipe that guarantees further relaxation and exfoliation of the mind and body. Now, you can have a skinsational private spa in your home! Just sit back and relax.
What is a milk bath?
A milk bath is simply a bath that substitutes water for milk. It’s scented with honey, roses, chamomiles, jasmines, coconut, lavender, oatmeal, and essential oils. The possibilities are unlimited! A milk bath not only leaves your skin soft but supple. The lactic acid provides more of a gentle cleanser and softener. The milk hydrates the skin and prevents dryness. Furthermore, the ingredients in milk such as the fats and proteins provide nutrients to your skin. Similarly, raw milk consists of rich antioxidants, calcium, alpha hydroxy acids (commonly used in skin care products), and vitamin B.
Are milk baths safe?
Milk baths are very safe! Most people use them without any complications. and it’s great for pregnancy days.
What type of milk could be used in a milk bath?
Traditionally, people use regular cow’s milk but you can use goat, soy or almond milk. Almond milk in bath or any other substitutes aren’t uncommon. Preferably, I use powdered milk but all are beneficial to the skin. Here are the steps and ingredients to making the bath milk of your dreams.
What You’ll Need
Milk of your choice.
Essential oil(s) [optional]
Epsom salt [optional]
Sea Salt [optional]
In a medium mixing bowl, lightly whisk the milk, baking soda, Epsom and sea salt. Then add the honey to the mix. Continue to mix until the products are thoroughly blended. Now, add the organic dried rose petals (or any herbs) to the bowl. Finally, add the vanilla essential oil. I recommend vanilla but you can substitute it for cedarwood or lavender. Any essential oil(s) will do! Seal the mixture in an airtight glass and store.