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Bath Milk

 

Have you heard of the sumptuous baths of milk taken by Egyptians? Believe it or not, you can have this wonderful experience without breaking the bankbook. This is most easily accomplished by using milk powder but you can add a little fresh milk if you wish. This is up to personal taste.

The amount of ingredients suggested in this recipe can be changed. There are variations that I use such as adding a little yogurt and honey to make hard balls of bath milk. Experimentation is the best way to find out what you like best.

 

Bath Milk

 

4 Cups Powdered Milk

2 Cups Epsom Salts

1/2 Cup Salt

1/4 Cup Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon of Almond Oil

Essential Oils

 

In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Once they are blended, you may add the oil. Although almond oil is best, it can be substituted with olive or grape seed oil. Mix the oil in well so there are no lumps. If the texture of the mixture is very dry you can add more but don't add enough so that it wet. Add essential oils and again mix. Store the mixture in an air tight jar in the fridge. This makes quite a bit to you might have to use several jars!

 

Don't forget about your bath milk once you have finished with it. Even powdered milk will go off. Check it now and then so that you don't get a nasty and smelly surprise. Use roughly a handful in the bath and enjoy your soak. Some wonderful essential oil blends to use are jasmine and clove or vanilla and cinnamon. Keep in mind that milk has its own smell and that the oils should compliment it.