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Your Home, Your Spa: Homemade Milk And Honey Bath

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013

Your Home, Your Spa: Homemade Milk And Honey Bath

You probably already know this:  Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, was famous for her flawless and radiant skin.

Her secret:  She bathed in milk and honey.

You’re also probably thinking that only a woman of great power and wealth like Cleopatra can possibly indulge in such a luxurious bathing ritual.

Wrong.

You can most certainly create your own Milk And Honey Bath… just like I did… and I loved it!  It felt so heavenly!

That’s why I’m here to share with y’all my own recipe for this famous Milk And Honey Bath so you could also bathe a la Cleopatra and pamper your inner pharaoh!  :)

 

Why A Milk And Honey Bath?

What really makes milk a perfect choice for your bath indulgence is the lactic acid which breaks down and dissolves the proteins that supposedly hold the dead skin cells together.  You will need to get rid of dead skin cells in order for fresh, new skin to resurface, resulting in an overall youthful looking skin.

The honey’s ability to absorb and retain moisture makes it another ideal ingredient for this bath.  It also has natural antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties which promote healing of various skin problems.

 

Other Important Ingredients of a Milk And Honey Bath

My version of the Milk And Honey Bath includes four key ingredients (aside from the honey, which will have to be added to the bath separately) — milk, ground oatmeal, ground almonds and baking soda.

Whole milk or full cream milk, in liquid or powdered form, is recommended for this Milk And Honey Bath recipe.

Oatmeal is a great exfoliant and also does an amazing job soothing and healing skin irritations, rashes, even sunburn.  I recommend grinding the oatmeal so that it blends more easily with the milk and the bath water.

The oil released during the process of grinding the almonds is essential for making the skin softer and smoother.

Just like the oatmeal, baking soda is also great for soothing irritated, itchy and sun burnt skin.  It is also well known for drawing out toxins, leaving you with a healthier, clearer skin.

 

 Milk And Honey Bath

Your Home, Your Spa: Milk And Honey Bath | MylaUpshaw.com

The ingredients of the Milk and Honey Bath: powdered full cream milk, oatmeal, almonds, baking soda and honey (not shown in this photo).

Your Home, Your Spa: Milk And Honey Bath | MylaUpshaw.com

Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together, except for the honey.

Your Home, Your Spa: Milk And Honey Bath | MylaUpshaw.com

Grinding the oatmeal and almonds to a powdery consistency makes it easier to mix in with the powdered milk and to dissolve in bath water.

Your Home, Your Spa: Milk And Honey Bath | MylaUpshaw.com

Store your powdered Milk Bath mixture in a pretty li’l mason jar, a clip seal jar or any clear glass jar with rubber seal.

 

Milk And Honey Bath Recipe

This recipe is good for two baths, but if you prefer a “milkier” bath, you may use the entire recipe in a single bath.

  • 4 cups powdered full cream/whole milk
  • 1 cup ground oats
  • 1 cup ground plain, raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup sea salt (optional)
  • 2 cups honey

Mix the first 4 (or 5 if you’re using sea salt) ingredients thoroughly.  Dissolve 3-4 cups of the powdered milk bath mixture in moderately warm bath water (if you’re concerned that the ground oatmeal and almonds might not fully dissolve in the water and might therefore clog your drain, try pouring the powdered milk mixture into a bag made of cheesecloth, a coffee filter or a clean sock, securely tied at the end with a string and soak in the bath water).  Add 2 cups of the honey, mixing it really well into the bath water to completely dissolve it.  Soak in the milk and honey bath for 10 to 15 minutes.  Rinse the milk off your body under a warm shower.  Gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

*Optional:  For added fragrance, you may add a few drops of your favorite essential oil or essence of vanilla into the bath.

This Milk And Honey Bath is also a perfect ending to a Coffee Body Scrub.

 

 


 

About The Author: Myla “MyMy” Upshaw

Myla “MyMy” Upshaw is a stay-at-home mom who prides herself on her status as a Filipino Christian wife and mother and “domestic goddess”. She blogs about popular subjects for stay-at-home moms such as fashion, family, beauty, relationships, entrepreneurialism (“mompreneur”), movies, self-improvement, health & wellness as well as about her faith as a follower of Christ.

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