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Milk baths are all the craze right now – from pregnancy to newborn photography, there are so many benefits from a milk bath.
I have been dying to do a breastfeeding milk bath photoshoot and I am always amazed by the beautiful milk bath photos out there. Not only is it a form of art for some, milk baths happen to have amazing benefits.
Benefits may include:
- youthful skin
- soft, silky skin
- to relieve skin irritations
The naturally occurring lactic acid in milk provides many vitamins and minerals that are great for skin health. It is best to use high-fat organic milk. Although cow’s milk is fine, you will benefit more from goat’s milk.
And if you have any to spare, breast milk is the best choice. Let’s say you are about to waste a bottle that your baby didn’t finish or you were taking medications and pumped the milk, or even if the milk is expired, this breast milk works great for a milk bath!
Both mamas and babies can benefit from the lactic acid and fat protein in a milk bath. Adding other ingredients such as honey and essential oils provides even more amazing antibacterial/anti-fungal/etc. benefits.
To make a milk bath you will need:
- 1-2 cups of organic milk or breast milk
- 1/2 cup organic raw honey
- 5-10 drops essential oils – such as lavender
Make sure you mix the essential oils in the honey before adding it to the bath so that the oil does not separate. Add the milk bath ingredients to a warm or hot bath and soak in it for 15-20 minutes.
If you prefer to buy a milk bath soak all ready to go, check out this handcrafted organic lavender milk bath soak!