This soothing, naturally fragrant floral milk bath is a soothing way to unwind and add beauty into your day. Learn the benefits of preparing a floral milk bath.
Milk baths are popular in photography, however I actually enjoy to soak in one from time to time. The secret of the radiant and wrinkle-free skin of Cleopatra is historically attributed to milk. The milky color, paired with my bubbles, baking soda, a nourishing oil and petals excite all my senses and get me excited about bath time.
What are milk baths good for?
It’s likely that you’ve heard about how milk can do wonders for your face. Milk contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) – an ingredient popular in many modern skin care products, as lactic acid is proven to removed dead skin cells and stimulate new growth. Trusted Source.
Preparing a milk bath can help hydrate skin, exfoliate, sooth irritated skin, and improve hyper pigmentation.
Milk for soothing sunburn
As we approach the warmer months of the year, it’s a good idea to be prepared with natural soothing remedies that can help heal the skin’s repairing properties. Soaking in plant milk or low fat milk is ideal for sunburn, as high fat milk may insulate the sunburn hindering the loss of heat.
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Milk for healing cracked heels
Milk helps in repairing cracked heels by exfoliating the dead skin. It eliminates the dryness of the skin on your heels.
Flowers for your fragrant floral milk bath
The rose is the perfect symbol for timeless beauty and perfection. It is often presented as a gift to show deep appreciation. In the case of the red rose, it hopes to convey a message of deep affection. On the other hand, when one wants to create an elegant and formal flower arrangement, the rose is always a great choice.
Oriental lilies are native to Korea and Japan. They are currently popular as wedding flowers. Oriental lilies have large 6-petal flowers which can be as wide as 8 inches across. The flowers are very fragrant and come in beautiful pastel and vibrant colors that include white, yellow, peach, pink, maroon, and red.
Tuberoses are exotic and elegant white flowers that grow on tall and slender stems, typically reaching about 2 ½ feet. The plants are native to Mexico and are related to the yucca. The plants are propagated from corms. Tuberoses usually bloom in late summer. The flowers which come in single and double types are heavily fragrant. Just one stem is guaranteed to fill an entire average size room with fragrance. The best use for tuberose is in the perfume industry, where the flowers supply the middle notes in perfume.
Can milk baths cause yeast infections?
Technically yes. Bathing in milk can contribute to a yeast infection, as milk naturally contains sugar. Anything that changes your PH can cause a yeast infection. Realistically, washing with artificially fragrant soaps and body washes are toxic laundry soaps are much more likely to throw you off than an occasional milk bath. I do not worry about this at all, and have never had this experience.
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- 1 cup of milk of choice
- flowers of choice
- Run a hot bath
- Add one cup of milk and petals