Soothing Milk Bath

For Centuries, milk baths have been used as a treatment for chapped skin and other conditions.  In this version, coconut milk is used instead of cow’s milk, to great effect.  Rich in restorative vitamin E and skin-penetrating fatty acids, coconut milk protects the skin and provides deep nourishment.  The eucalyptus essential oil can help improve your circulation, giving you a healthy glow, and the lavender is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory that helps reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

 

1 (15-ounce) can coconut milk

6 drops lavender essential oil

6 drops eucalyptus oil Dried lavender (optional)

 

  1. Pour the coconut milk into a jar or bottle.
  2. Add the eucalyptus and lavender essential oils and dried flowers if using.
  3. Put the lid on your jar and shake until the contents are well mixed.
  4. Pour 1 cup of the milk into a running bath and enjoy.
  5. Store the remaining milk bath in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

TIP:  Although it is tempting to run a super-hot steamy bath when you feel like pampering yourself, if your water is too hot it can be extremely drying for your skin.  Try having the water temperature at a less scalding level and let the lavender scent, instead of the heat, relax you.

 

 

 

 

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