My Miracle Milk Bath
Like a lot of other people, I suffer from eczema. It happens randomly, usually due to stress or environmental factors. This time it was on my face, my arms and abdomen. Itchy!! All of my prescription steroids were not working so I took matters into my hands or bath if you will. I must say Cleopatra had it right back in the day, bathing in milk is amazing for your skin, and quite relaxing too! The lactic acid in milk is a natural alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) making it a gentle exfoliator and hydrator for the skin. Baking soda is a great natural skin softener, which I use in my home pedicures all the time. If you have extremely sensitive skin, do not worry! The exfoliation is very mild which is why it is so great for eczema or inflamed skin. Milk is also a great source of vitamin D and Zinc, just a few extra perks!
(no filters on the photos above, smaller photo is the morning after)
Miracle Milk Bath Recipe
1 Gallon Whole Milk (must be whole milk, the fattier the better! If you really want to spoil yourself, add 2 gallons and adjust the baking soda as well)
1 cup Baking Soda
1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
A few drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
1. Grab your biggest pot and add the milk and baking soda. Keep the temperature on low, you do not want to burn the milk on the bottom of the pot.
2. For extra hydration, add a tablespoon of coconut oil. For a yummy scent, add your favorite essential oil!
3. While the milk is heating up, clean the tub, light some candles, if you are old enough pop open your favorite bottle of wine. Now start your bath water too.
4. When the milk warm and frothy, pour it on in! Now settle in and enjoy! After about 20 minutes, pat yourself dry, do not rinse!!
There you go! Enjoy! If your skin is really bad, do this bath again in a few days until it clears up. Amlactin moisturizer is also a great treatment for eczema, and also a great moisturizer during the dry months.