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Milk Bath: Health Benefits And How To Include It

The kitchen is filled with many kinds of ingredients and in so many ways, these can be used.

Exactly how spices, fruits, and veggies can be added in your skin care routine, similarly kitchen fluids (like oil or milk) have a role to play in skin care. So, today we've picked one of the best fluid ingredients of the kitchen - milk - and will discuss about its uses, benefits, and an amazing way to include this in your skin care routine with the help of incorporating it into your bath.

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The primary way to use milk on skin is preparing face packs though that is limited to the face alone.

To ensure that milk and its boons extend all over the body, the best way is a milk bath. By milk bath, many count it as pouring raw milk on the body, which is absolutely wrong. To do a right milk bath, there is a set of process and preparation required, following which the skin gets benefitted and the body gets rejuvenated from the milk bath.

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In the article, we will first tell you why you should add milk bath in your skin care routine. Have a look at its benefits.

Benefits Of Milk Bath:

The idea of a milk bath is not an everyday affair. Milk is precious and regular use of it can bring a big difference on to your skin. Here are the benefits:

a) Milk bath is rejuvenating. It is not like pouring usual water on your body. The aroma and feel of it will make you energized.

b) In case you are having any skin problems, then milk helps to cure those areas of the skin. When you do a milk bath, the milk reaches all parts of your body and heals all skin problems.

c) When doing the milk bath, add a little milk on your hand and try massaging this on your body in circular motions, as this is moist and soothes your skin.

d) Often during a milk bath, many remain confused whether to use milk on hair. Well, milk is a great remedy for split ends and hair fall and hence you should not think twice about using milk on hair.

e) Milk also acts as an exfoliator to the first layer of skin and thus exposes your young new next layer of skin. This makes your skin look fresher and it appears lighter.

f) Those battling with wrinkled or ageing skin problems must count on milk bath, as it works on the elasticity of skin as well.

Now, from the benefits of milk bath, it is so evident that this milk bath can be taken by anyone of any age with any skin type. So, when well versed with the benefits of milk bath, here are the following steps that you must do in order to prepare a good milk bath at home.

Milk bath is better in a bath tub, but you can do it otherwise as well with little care.

How To Do A Milk Bath ?

Milk Bath Ingredients:

Half bath tub of lukewarm water

8-10 big bucket mugs of raw milk

2 small cups of raw honey

20-25 drops of lavender essential oil

1/2 small cup of sea salt/Epsom salt

1/2 small cup of baking soda

1/2 small cup of organic coconut oil

Some fresh rose petals

Milk Bath Method

First, fill the tub with lukewarm water.

Next, add the milk and stir to mix it.

To the milk, add honey, coconut oil and lavender essential oil. Keep stirring until it is well mixed.

Last, add the baking soda, salt and mix. The soda and salt should remain granular and not melt in the milk.

Lastly, decorate with rose water and your milk bath is ready for use.

Please spend enough time in this milk bath, so that the milk reacts on your body and skin. A two-minute milk bath makes no difference.

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    Story first published: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 14:12 [IST]
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