Warning: this will require you to stop and slow down for a small block of time, putting all distractions aside. Multi-tasking is not allowed.
Women have been bathing in milk for centuries. Not only did it keep their skin luxuriantly soft and supple, but it also gave them a soothing, albeit temporary, respite from chasing after babies, cooking and taking care of their men. And now, many many years later, you too can enjoy this treat and take a temporary vacay from chasing after babies, cooking, taking care of your man, and other household joys.
To completely milk (pun intended) this gem for all that it’s worth, you positively have to commit. This means no TV, texting, tweeting or any other such stimulants. A good book is allowed, as is soft music. For added measure, lock the bathroom door, or put up a “Do Not Disturb” sign. Now that you know the ground rules, here’s what you’ll need:
Milk + Honey Bath
- 1 gallon of milk, whole vitamin D, the fattier the better; gentle exfoliation.
- 2 cups of epsom salts; draws toxins from the body, relaxes muscles.
- 1 cup of honey (softens); hydrating, antioxidant, anti-microbial.
- 1/2 cup of olive oil; nourishing and moisturizing.
Mix all ingredients on medium heat in saucepan. Pour mixture into warm bathwater. I suggest soaking for at least 15 minutes, 30 tops, or the natural acid in the milk could irritate your skin. A quick rinse in the shower afterwards is also a good idea. Want to give your lovely countenance the same treatment? Try this Milk + Honey Facial as well and let the self-gratification begin!
Have you ever bathed in milk?