Kailua Cool~DIY Milk Bath
Cleopatra knew what we all know now. Milk baths are sooo good for your skin. It turns out the natural lactic acid found in milk is a form of alpha-hydroxy-acid (an ingredient which can be found in some of the most expensive exfoliating products). This type of acid gently dissolves proteins to exfoliate dead skin cells, which reveal fresh, younger looking skin underneath.
Milk is also rich in vitamins and minerals — most notably Vitamin E and zinc — which help slow the process of aging and retain skin’s natural elasticity.
A Simple Scented Milk Bath is easy. It’s a blend of whole powdered milk (goats or whole milk), cornstarch (soothes and relieves dry, itchy skin), baking soda (skin softener) and essential oil.
2 cups whole powdered milk*
1/2 cup cornstarch (soothes and relieves dry, itchy skin)
1/2 cup baking soda (skin softener)
Essential oil of your choice (we put in about 10 drops of lavender)
Combine the powdered milk, cornstarch and baking soda in a large glass container (a mason jar works!). Put the cap on and shake the jar until the powders are completely mixed. Remove the cap and add the essential oil. Re-cap the jar and shake to combine. Add dried lavender leaves if you’d like.
Leave the jar in a cool dark place 24 hours to let the ingredients and the essential oil completely combine.
To use, pour 1/2 cup to 1 cup of your milk bath under hot running water. Enjoy!
*Goat’s milk and cow’s milk have higher amounts of fat which provides more conditioning, but you can also use rice, soy or coconut milk (great alternatives for vegans.)