True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath and beauty blog, where nature is our pantry....grab a cool drink and snatch a few quiet moments here..... Have questions about recipes? Need more detail? Just put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer it.............Anna

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Milk Bath Recipes: Luxury Spa-Baths at home!

                            The Milk Bath,   pure luxury.... 4 recipes to try in your own home-spa!

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Hot water from a spa or warm water from a bath helps to relax our bodies by warming muscles, allowing them to relax and causing our blood vessels to dilate.   Just sitting by a pool or floating peacefully in it can help one to unwind.  Theres just something so serene and calming about water.

            If you can’t step into a spa for that much needed soak, turn your tub into your own personal spa!  Surround the tub with glowing candles, soft background music if you like, a good book, or simply just relax in the peaceful atmosphere as research shows that taking a hot bath an hour before bed can help you to sleep.
photo by Anna
            A few simple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen will help you create an inviting spa-bath in your own home.  The spa-bath experience is more than  unwind time.  It’s a great way to hydrate yourself and soak in skin loving oils that soothe, nourish and moisturize  your skin, aiding in elasticity, cell renewal, anti-aging and overall skin health.  Leaving you with a natural glow and general well being. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started....

·       The Milk Bath:
There are many variations of the milk bath.  The lactic acid in milk along with its fat and vitamin content is simply unparalleled.  It is soothing, nourishing and a gentle exfoliater.
It will leave your skin refreshed and renewed, literally.  The lactic acid is a natural exfoliater that gently softens and sloughs off the top layer of dead dry skin cells, and
stimulates new skin cell growth.

           Recipe 1 :  Milk and Honey spa bath
1   ½  cups dry powdered milk or liquid milk.( Use full fat or lowfat, not skim milk)
¼ cup baking soda (cleans, soothes, softens skin)
¼ cup Epsom salt  (magnesium rich, is great for your skin)
¼ cup warmed honey  (humectant, anti-inflammatory)
Use: Pour all ingredients under warm running bath water. You can also
 make up the dry ingreds in advance and store in airtight container.

 Recipe 2 :  Rose - Milk spa bath
1 ½ cups – 2 cups milk (dry or liquid) full fatted works best
2 – 3 cups homemade rosewater (simply steep rose petals like tea and strain. Use 1 cup dried petals or 2 cups fresh petals to 2 cups boiling water to steep)
A few drops of rose essential oil (optional for scent)
          Drop a few handfuls of fresh petals into the tub for the finishing touch,
          This is my personal favorite.
 Use: simply pour ingredients under running water.

 Recipe 3:  Oatmeal and Milk
1 ½  - 2 cups Milk (as above)
½ cup oatmeal finely ground ( grind in coffee grinder or blender)
    The finer you grind your oatmeal, the more it will suspend in
 your water, (which is what you want) this is called colloidal oatmeal. 

Use:  Pour milk and ground oatmeal under warm running bath water.
 Some will settle on the tub bottom, just stir around a bit. It  washes
 down the drain just fine.   Can be a bit slippery.    Colloidal oatmeal is
 great for itchy skin, dry skin, acneic, or oily skin. Soothing.

 Recipe 4:   Scented Milk Bath
1 ½ cups milk (powdered or liquid)
¼ - ½ cup cornstarch (anti-inflammatory, soothing to skin)
¼ cup baking soda
Essential oil of your choice
Use:  Combine dry ingredients 
well.  Put them in a glass container
with a lid and add essential oil(s), shake to combine well.  Use 1 to
2 cups per bath.

An inexpensive way to enjoy spa treatments in your own home.
Enjoy,    Anna



Jan Hunnicutt said...

These sound wonderful Anna! A nice way to end the day after all our Christmas preparations =)

Do you have any snow for Christmas yet? It's been raining here the last two days!

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi Jan, Yes these milk baths are amazing, your skin feels so nice after one!

And Yes, it is snowing now! Started out yesterday raining, then today turned to huge, fluffy flakes! I love it! The ground is too warm for much of it to stick around long though. Just gorgeous outside.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I bet the snow is really pretty! Our last pup came from your area, when we went to pick her up it snowed - pretty exciting drive for flat landers =)

I hope you'll show your Christmas packaging on your blog too!

Doreen... said...

Wow sieht das gut aus. Ich liebe Milchbäder. Da möchte man gleich in die Wanne hüpfen.
LG Doreen

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi Doreen! I love milk baths too. My favorite is 2 cups powdered milk and rose petals when I have them. My roses have all lost their flowers, so I will have to wait until spring!

Sheena said...

I just finished a milk bath with almost a litre of whole milk, rose petals, and oatmeal. I finished everything off with a homemade coconut and Shea butter body lotion. Thank you so much for your recipes. My skin is softer and smoother, but more than this, I feel the joy of a simple indulgence and a bath spent in mindfulness. Some slow yoga to end the evening sounds just about right.

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