My friend Sandi posted something on her facebook wall about taking a milk bath. She reported how wonderful it made her skin feel. I asked questions and she advised to use the milk with some essential oils. I headed on over to Foodlion to get some milk. I used a whole gallon (although you only need 2 cups) with 1/4 cup of virgin organic coconut oil. OMG so glorious!!!
Cleopatra was famous for soaking in baths of fresh milk and they say that is the secret to her beautiful skin. The lactic acid in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid, a natural material that dissolves the glue that holds dead skin cells together. Milk can cleanse the skin down to its deepest layers. All you have to do is add the milk and oil to the tub as the water is running and with a washcloth rub your skin to slough off the dead skin. I felt dead skin coming off everywhere. I think I lost a pound or two in the process LOL. Seriously I had a lot of dead skin on me and did not even realize it. It will get every speck of it off and you will be cleaner than you have ever been. I also have a slight problem with exema in my ears so I used my washcloth to get some in my ears as well. Problem solved as the itching instantly stopped and my ears feel so much better.
Soaking in milk and coconut oil will gently clean your skin, soothe and heal irritated skin and lock in moisture. Once you experience how incredibly soft and smooth your skin is, you’ll want to take one everyday! I swear you will not believe how smooth and wonderful your skin will feel until you try it. On the Internet it says that it’s one of the best moisturizing baths you can take right before you shave your legs, exfoliate your skin and/or scrub your feet. I believe it.
After taking the bath I rubbed my body down with a light coating of the coconut oil. If you apply the coconut oil right after getting out the tub, while your skin is still warm and slightly moist, it will quickly absorb into your skin and lock in the moisture. She uses vitamin e oil.
I can’t stop touching my skin…you must try it!! Life just got harder because now I have to choose between my detoxing Epsom salt baths and the moisturizing milk baths. But no less thanks to Sandi for the great tip!!