Milk baths are a fantastic way to help moisturize your skin and leave it with a soft glow. Though you probably won't be able to absorb the vitamins in milk that your body absorbs by drinking milk--vitamins like D, A, and E - you can still benefit from the fats that are in milk for helping moisturize your skin.
It may also help to clear or sooth irritating skin conditions like sunburn and mild eczema - err on the side of safety and consult your physician first :).
This easy-to-make recipe reminded me so much of a garden in the middle of summer, just relaxing under the stars. So as the Summer is barely beginning to inch to a close, give this recipe a try to celebrate the coming Fall and reflect on the grand memories of another summer.
- 2 Cups - Dry Powdered Milk (the least expensive I could locate was on Amazon.com)
- 1/2 Cup - Epsom Salt
- 1/2 Cup - Baking Soda
- 6 Drops - Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 5 Drops - Vanilla Fragrance Oil
- 4 Drops - Gardenia Fragrance Oil (Kai type works well)
- 4 Drops - Orange Essential Oil
- 1 Drop - Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 Cup Measuring Cup
- 1/2 Cup Measuring Cup
- 8-7ml Disposable Pipettes (I always do extra in case one is dropped. I always drop the little buggers)
- 1 Glass Mixing Bowl or Small Cup
- 1 Metal Mixing Bowl
Glass jar with lid
1. Combine the powdered milk, epsom salt, and baking soda in the metal mixing bowl using a sifter to filter out any lumps. I normally run my dry ingredients through a sifter twice. Sit it to the side.
2. Using the glass mixing bowl, add the specific number of drops of each oil and stir with the the last pipette used. Feel free to add more oil or use less of a particular if you desire - it's perfectly ok to experiment!
3. Work your oil mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
4. Pour into a glass container with a top.
5. You're done! Yields approximately 3 cups - enough for 3 baths.
Pour one cup into the bath as it fills with water...stir well, get in, and relax!