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Milk Baths

Milk Bath Recipes

If you're creating your own milk bath at home, all you need to do for the simplest solution is pour in a few cups of milk to lukewarm bathwater. Be sure to use whole milk instead of low-fat, though, to get the most out of it.

For a more complex bath, you can try adding in baking soda or bathing salts. Epsom salt and sea salts can help to exfoliate dead skin cells, giving your skin a renewed glow when you're through. The salts also can help to relax sore muscles and joints so you feel refreshed when you step out. Another option is to add in ingredients such as corn starch or oatmeal. These ingredients may help to soothe irritated skin, but you might want to mix them in the blender or a bowl before adding them to the tub [source: Lake].

For an aromatic option, you may include dried petals, herbs or essential oils. Certain essential oils, such as jojoba oil or neroli oil, can help to moisturize your skin, but be careful because many essential oils can irritate skin and aggravate existing skin conditions. Fill the tub with water, mix in the ingredients and let them seep in for about 15 minutes. You should start out by running the water at a higher heat than you normally would to bathe, since it will cool down while you wait for the ingredients to blend [source: My Yoga Online].

Whatever recipe you decide on, the most important ingredient of a milk bath is, of course, the milk. To learn more about the benefits of taking milk baths, keep reading.