The Benefits of Milk Baths for Your Skin

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Have you heard of a milk bath? A milk bath is created when you add milk to your bath water. Many people have found this to be an effective way of keeping their skin healthy.

If you have been thinking about trying a milk bath or would like to know more about it.  Here is a look at some of the main benefits of this type of bath and how you can go about effectively making one.

Which Type of Milk Is Best?

When you hear about adding milk to bath water you may naturally assume that cow’s milk is the only choice. However, this is not the case. Milk baths may be taken with just about any type of milk you prefer. 

You can use coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, or even goat’s milk. All of these milks are viable options when you want to take a milk bath.

It’s up to you to choose the right option for you. If you are pregnant be sure to ask your doctor about taking milk baths as they may not be a good option for you.

How to Make a Milk Bath

You can make a milk bath by running some hot water. Try to get the water warm. You can then add the milk that you have chosen into the water. 

The milk that you choose does not have to be liquid; you can use powdered milk as well. At least one or two cups should be effective depending on how much water you have placed in the bath.

After you have added the milk you can choose to add essential oils to your bath as well. You can place carrier oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, or even avocado oil in your bath.

You can also add honey, or baking soda and epsom salt for exfoliation. The final thing you can add to your bath is some essential oils to add a beautiful aroma to your bath. Many people like rose, lavender and chamomile essential oils.

Things to Consider

While milk baths are a great way for you to moisturize your skin and keep it healthy, there are a few precautions that you should bear in mind before giving it a try. If you have any type of allergy to milk you should not try milk baths from goats or cow’s milk. 

It may be safe to try plant-based milk such as coconut and almond oil. Find a dermatology center where you live and ask a doctor about it.

Those who are lactose intolerant may be able to take milk baths because the milk is not being ingested. It is best to do a patch test, to see how your skin reacts to it.

Get Moisturized

Taking a milk bath is one of the best options you have if you want to keep your skin healthy. It is easy to make this type of bath and the main benefit is that you will have smoother, softer skin. 

As mentioned before, do a patch test before you create a full milk bath. However, once you are not allergic, you can then go ahead and allow your skin to enjoy the luxury.


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