Milk bath was considered a sign of luxury in the ancient world. Normally people of the higher society used to do milk bath.
But, things are changed now. As an ordinary person like me, you can do a milk bath at your home with the help of some easily available ingredients.
A well-prepared milk bath not only nourishes your skin but also relaxes your mind. Today I will share you a highly effective milk bath recipe in detail. You will also know which benefits you will get from the milk bath.
Benefits of Milk Bath
Milk bath is awesome. You can get skin and health benefits from milk. Usually, the benefits of a milk bath depend on the type of milk you use and other additional ingredients. There are various types of milk you can use for a milk bath. You will see them in the next section.
First of all, a regular milk bath will give a youthful glow to your skin. It protects the skin from premature aging. It is a great source of moisturization.
The lactic acid of milk ensures a gentle exfoliation. A milk bath is a nice remedy to soothe dry and irritated skin. You can also use it to heal sunburn. A regular milk bath will make your skin soft and supple. You can also use milk bath for skin whitening.
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Your skin also gets the needed nourishment from a regular milk bath. But do you know what is the right frequency for a milk bath? Obviously, it is not a daily doing thing. Let me tell you.
Milk bath usually takes more time than a regular bath. And it is a little costly. So, twice a month is good enough to take a milk bath at home. If skin permits, you can do it once a week. But, more than that isn’t necessary.
If you want to know more details, check out my latest post about milk bath benefits for skin.
Type of Milk You Can Use for Milk Bath
As I said before, the benefits of a milk bath depend on the type of milk you use. There are various types of milk you can use to make your own milk bath. Normally people use cow milk or whole milk for a milk bath.
Some other types of milk for milk baths are goat milk, coconut milk, almond milk, buttermilk, rice milk, soy milk, and powdered milk. You can choose any type for your favorite milk bath. Or, you can use different milk for each bathing session. It will give you a different bathing experience. Just make sure your skin is compatible with that specific milk type.
Time and Additional Materials
I already told milk bath isn’t like a regular bath. You need to spend time on it. Here some time requires to prepare the milk bath and some to enjoy the bath. In total, you should have 30-45 minutes to get all the benefits of a milk bath. And make sure nobody will disturb you during this time.
Some additional things you should arrange to give the milk bath a spa-like feel. It includes candles, body scrub, and a book to enjoy the quality time. If everything is near your hands, you are good to go for a luxurious milk bath.
Milk bath is safe for everyone except a few. Some people’s skin shows allergic reactions to milk. It may create rashes and redness to the skin.
To avoid this, do a patch test before doing a milk bath. Just put some pure milk on your skin a see what happens. If everything is ok, go for it.
Or, if there any problem arises, avoid a milk bath, try some other recipes to care for your skin. There are lots of ways to cleanse and care for your precious skin.
Milk Bath Recipe
There is no fixed recipe for a milk bath. It depends on the person’s personal preference. You could find different types of milk bath recipes on the web. Today I will give you a nice recipe for a skin purifying milk bath. It is suitable for all types of skin.
- 1-2 cups of powdered milk (or 2-4 cups of whole milk)
- ¼ cup Epsom salt
- ¼ cup honey
Use of essential oil depends on your own choice. I use 3 different essential oil for this milk bath. You can change it anytime according to your skin needs.
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
- 5-10 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
- 5-10 drops of lemongrass essential oil.
This will give an extra dimension to the milk bath. But, to get this you need to work a little more. You should put the main ingredients and the herbs in a glass jar for 6-8 hours before starting the bath. This time will help the milk to extract the benefits from the herbs. If you don’t like hassle, skip this section.
Let’s see which herbs I suggest to do a milk bath.
- Jasmine flower.
- Dried rosemary.
- Dried orange peel.
You will get all of them on amazon.com.
And finally, you need some fresh rose petals of different colors and a few lemon slices to give your milk bath an aesthetic look.
Remember there is no hard and fast rule for the milk bath. You can change anything according to your need. Before doing everything try to identify the specific needs of your skin. Then find out the ingredients that can meet the needs and mix them with the milk. Just use your common sense.
Preparation of Milk Bath
First of all set the spa-like environment inside your bathroom. Then separate yourself from the rest of the world. You are ready now.
Now I will tell you how to make a milk bath at home. First, fill the bathtub with the required amount of water. Pour all the ingredients into it and dilute with hand to mix the ingredient evenly with the water.
After that step into the bathtub and relaxes your body and place your head on the headrest. Pick your favorite book to enjoy the time and let the milk bath do its job to your skin.
After 15-20 minutes you can use a body scrub to exfoliate your entire body. Be gentle while doing this task.
After finishing the bath wash off your body with plain water and pat with a soft towel to dry. I hope now you can feel the difference.
What Your Skin will Get From This Milk Bath
Now I will tell you the benefits of this specific milk bath recipe. I just point out the benefits according to ingredients. It will help you to understand what will this milk bath do to your skin.
Milk nourishes and moisturizes your skin for a healthier appearance. It gives gentle exfoliation with lactic acid. And it also makes your skin soft and glowing.
I put Epsom salt in this milk bath recipe for its skin purifying nature. It helps to detoxify your skin. You can also use any kind of mineral salt instead of Epsom salt.
Honey is a great ingredient to care for the skin. It will give your skin a deep moisturization and make it soft. Honey is also well known for its anti-bacterial properties.
I use essential oils in this milk bath recipe for giving several benefits to the skin. These three essential oils (lavender, ylang-ylang, and lemongrass) will make your skin strong and healthy than before. You will get antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory benefits from them. And they also suck out the tiredness from your body and mind.
I add the dried herbs to give some extra herbal benefits to the skin. You can use them if they are easily available to you. Otherwise, you can cut them off from the list.
The Last Words
That’s all for today. Hope now you can do a perfect milk bath at home, easily. So, don’t be late, just enjoy it.