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Milk Bath Salts

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There is something so very luxurious about soaking in a bath tub. It’s a time of relaxation and rejuvenation – a time for caring for the skin and body in a way that most days don’t allow. While a nice hot soak all by itself is wonderful, we can take it up a notch or two with simple, all natural ingredients. These milk bath salts are a great way to care for the skin, ease sore muscles, and relax the mind and spirit after a long day.

Enjoy a soothing and luxurious bath with these easy and frugal DIY milk bath salts full of healing and skin-softening properties.

Milk Baths

Milk baths have long been used as a beauty treatment for soft and  radiant skin. It has been said that Cleopatra bathed only in donkey’s milk. A donkey milk bath might not be realistic for many of us but a milk bath does have certain benefits. Milk is high is high in lactic acid which is an alpha hydroxy acid, these acids are commonly used in beauty treatment because they help slough off dead skin cells. Milk also contains fat and protein that can help moisturize skin.

Epsom Salts

These amazing little crystals can help detoxify the body, reduce inflammation, helps the body absorb minerals and much more. They’re great in a bath all by themselves and are for sure a favorite of anyone with sore muscles. Adding Epsom salts to a milk bath increases the overall relaxation of the experience which can only help the body and spirit.

Essential Oils

Use whatever scent is most pleasing but here are a few ideas:

Enjoy a soothing and luxurious bath with these easy and frugal DIY milk bath salts full of healing and skin-softening properties.

Yield: 1 Cup

Milk Bath Salts

Enjoy a soothing and luxurious bath with these easy and frugal DIY milk bath salts full of healing and skin-softening properties.

Enjoy a soothing and luxurious bath with these easy and frugal DIY milk bath salts full of healing and skin-softening properties.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together in a bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
  3. To Use: Add 1/3 cup milk bath salts to warm running water

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Kick up the healing power of your next bath with these easy and luxurious milk bath salts. Make a big batch, keep some and give some away in pretty jars for great gifts.

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Tracy Galloway

Sunday 21st of November 2021

Would you only put 1/3 cup for a garden tub? Thank you!

Tracy Galloway

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

@Kathie Lapcevic,thank you!

Kathie Lapcevic

Monday 22nd of November 2021

Oh I might it up a little for that but I can't say exactly how much.

Robyn Smith

Sunday 21st of November 2021

This may be a silly question, but would these adversely effect someone with milk allergies/lactose intolerance? I understand it's not digested, but I also know sometimes people with celiac react to external contact, so it seemed wise to ask. Thanks; your newsletters are a treat!

Kathie Lapcevic

Monday 22nd of November 2021

I don't think it's a silly question but I can't say definitively. Normally I would say it should be fine for lactose intolerance because it's not being ingested but I can't say 100% for actual allergy. When in doubt I wouldn't try.

Zodwa

Saturday 1st of August 2020

Thanks Katie, my first time hearing about milk bath.thank you.

Carol

Monday 12th of August 2019

What type of powdered milk? Skim or full fat?

Kathie Lapcevic

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Use whatever you have on hand. Full fat is especially nice but skim won't make that much of a difference.

Tasha

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

What is the shelf life of milk bath salts?

Kathie Lapcevic

Thursday 16th of May 2019

All of these ingredients are shelf-stable for a long time but I'd use it up within 6 months.

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