Soothing Milk Bath
The history of the Milk Bath-
Cleopatra was known to bathe in milk to maintain her beautifully, youthful complexion.
Milk baths can soothe your skin, calm eczema, and make your skin feel less dry.
This is thanks to the gentle exfoliation coupled with milk's skin smoothing fats and proteins.
Soaking in a milk bath is a nice way to relax and unwind. They can soothe and hydrate dry, itchy, or just generally irritated skin.
What are the benefits of milk baths?
- Exfoliation: "The lactic acid in milk acts as a mild alpha hydroxy acid, which helps with exfoliation. This helps to smooth the skin's texture and get rid of dry, rough patches.
- Inflammation: Milk baths can also treat some frequent ailments, including sunburn & poison Ivy rashes. The proteins and vitamins will help calm inflammation and moisturize.
- Hydration and replenishment: Milk also contains nourishing ingredients for your skin, like proteins, fat, vitamins, and minerals.
Milk baths may also help relieve the flaking and itching that accompanies psoriasis and eczema.
If you’re hesitant in any way, you should always check with your dermatologist before trying new bath additives.
Are milk baths safe?
They are safe for most people, but not everyone. "If you have extremely sensitive skin or a milk allergy, you may want to skip milk baths. The lactic acid is quite gentle but in theory could cause irritation if someone is extremely sensitive to dairy.
Once a week is a guideline for how often to take a milk bath.
This is an Oatmeal milk bath blend and it combines the soothing properties of milk and oatmeal, both of which are associated with reducing skin redness and irritation.
Oatmeal is especially known for its skin moisturizing benefits.
An Oatmeal Milk Bath will leave your skin refreshed and renewed.
The milk blend-
Goat's milk also contains an alpha hydroxy acid, known as lactic acid that exfoliates the skin, enabling new skin to flourish after the removal of old dead skin cells. Goat's milk also contains caprylic acid, that reduces the alkalinity of your skin to that closer to the pH of yours, and is also rich in Vitamins A and E - both powerful antioxidants.
Antioxidants kill off free radicals that are generated by environmental pollution such as traffic fumes, cigarette smoke and pesticides, and also by the UV radiation in sunlight. These free radicals rupture the membranes of skin cells causing wrinkles and the visible effects of aging. By destroying them before the free radicals can act on your skin cells, antioxidants in goat's milk helps you stay looking younger longer.
It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the effects of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.
Known to be one of the healthiest foods on earth, coconut milk provides dozens of nourishing properties for our bodies and our skin.
The benefits of coconut milk are all thanks to a multitude of vitamins, including vitamins C and E. Combined, these vitamins act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to help your skin heal and repair. Not to mention, they also produce collagen molecules to keep your skin soft and supple.
Lactic acid is a gentle exfoliator. Exfoliation is important for shedding dead skin cells, which can lead to softer skin. In one study about skin care for women over age 65, researchers also found milk baths to provide effective relief from pruritus, or itchy skin.
Soothing Bath Oil-
Essential oils in bath water is one of the best aromatherapy treatments there is.
More aroma molecules are released from the oils whilst in the bath than during a massage.
Soaking in the bath in hot water softens the skin which in turn speeds up oil absorption.
This allows essential oils to become more effective and potent on both the mind and body.
The aroma of the oils is so much stronger in the warm water.
This soothing bath oil is made with a carrier oil of Sweet Almond Oil, and the following essential oils***-
Distinctly scented and soothing to the skin, chamomile essential oil can be used topically to reduce itching.
Lavender essential oil’s antifungal properties make it effective for many skin conditions. It can also help diminish the stinging and itching of bug bites. Lavender oil’s soft, soothing scent makes it a good choice for all-over dry skin moisturizing.
Frankincense naturally heals wounds and scars and improves skin tone making it ideal for repairing eczema-damaged skin. This oil also has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
Tea Tree oil alleviates irritation, swelling, and redness, fights off the viruses, and prevents inflammation. Derived from the foliage of Melaleuca alternifolia, tea tree oil contains over 100 different terpenes – especially, terpinen-4-ol and alpha-terpineol – that work synergistically against pathogens.
***Customization is possible for those with allergies. I can make this using EVO as a carrier, and omit any of the essentials, just message me to make arrangements. Additional production time will be required prior to shipping.