Thursday, August 4, 2016

Sun Healing Milk Bath - Bath Blend of the Month

Did you know Cleopatra’s beauty was attributed to her love of milk baths?  Milk contains lactic acid, which is packed with skin softening properties that leave skin feeling smoother and more resilient. The lactic acid in milk acts similarly to the alpha hydroxyl acids found in expensive skin creams, which dissolve proteins that bind dead skin cells together.  Milk baths are also great for soothing burns and skin after spending too much time in the sun!

Milk baths are best with powdered milk.  Add two cups of powdered milk to your bath while it’s filling.  Herbs and honey can be added to give additional benefits.  The recipe below has herbs to soothe, soften and protect skin form the ravages of summer sun.

Sun Healing Milk Bath
2 cups powdered milk
1 Tbls Thyme, lemon or common
1 Tbls. Sage
1 Tbls Marjoram
1 Tbls Rose petals
1 Tbls Basil leaves
Place the milk in the water while filling the tub.  Place the herbs in a bag and swirl through the water while filling tub, then allow to soak in the water while you bathe.  The herbs will kill germs, soften skin and reduce inflammation. Soak and relax!

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