Sunday, March 1, 2009

Homemade Milk Bath to Soothe and Nourish

Milk baths have been used since Cleopatra's time because the natural ingredients soothe and nourish the skin.

To make your own milk bath, combine:

½ cup powdered milk
½ cup baking soda
½ cup Epsom salts
½ cup warmed honey
6 drops lavender essential oil, or other fragrance you enjoy

Toss this mixture under your bathtub faucet as your tub fills with water. Soak in warm tub 20 minutes. Rinse skin with clean water (the shower works well) before leaving the tub. Pat, do not rub, the skin dry. Follow with your favorite lotion.

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1 comment:

Brenda Leyland said...

Ahhhhh.... I love the smell of lavender. It truly is one of my favourite fragrances.

And it's been ages since I actually tried a 'home' recipe. Brings back happy memories of past experiments.