Milk Bath

Ancient- Formula Milk Bath

It is said that Cleopatra used a formula similar to this one to soften her skin. Each ingredient is known for its soothing and smoothing qualities.

1 cup powdered milk

2 tablespoons almond meal

2 tablespoons barley or oat flour

A few drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. This mixture can be sprinkled directly into the bath, using 2 tablespoons per bath. An interesting variation is to substitute rolled barley or oat flakes for the flour, then fill empty tea bags with the mixture. Soak in your aromatic milk bath for approximately 20 minutes. When your finished, wrap yourself in a warm towel and enjoy the cleanliness and softness this bath imparts on your skin.

Store at room temperature in pretty tins with lids or in old milk bottles. Shelf life is 2 to 3 months.

 

Modern Milk Bath

In this current -day natural formula, milk, baking soda, and cornstarch are used for soothing, and the Epsom salts soften both water and skin. (You can substitute sea salt for a more toning effect, if you desire.)

1 cup powdered milk

½ cup Epsom salts

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cornstarch

A few drops of you favorite essential oil (optional)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. This blend, like Cleopatra’s version, can be used directly in the bath or packaged into tea bags.

Store at room temperature in pretty tins with lids or in old milk bottles. Shelf life 2-3 months.

 

If you can’t locate empty tea bags, then tie the mixture securely in a cheesecloth or a washcloth and secure it with a pretty ribbon.

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