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Homemade Skin Whitening Milk Bath Recipes



By Tiffany Moore

If Mother Nature did not endowed you with flawless porcelain looking complexion, that does not mean you have to blow loads of money on indulgent skin whitening spa treatments for all over perfect skin tone. Look back into history and steal this famously best kept beauty secret of Cleopatra’s legendary silky smooth and milky white complexion – milk baths.


The nutritional advantages of milk are plenty and spread beyond its widely acknowledged ability to strengthen bones and teeth. Milk also provides aesthetic and therapeutic benefits to the skin which were recognized as far back as ancient Egypt, when Cleopatra, the beautiful queen of the Nile, soaked in luxurious baths of fresh donkey’s milk to preserve her supremely smooth and soft skin.


And today, you can find a variety of skin care products for both men and women, as well as young children that have this simple yet highly skin nourishing ingredient in them, such as Orba Originals’ Goat's Milk Range and Milk by Michael Klim.  


So how does milk make your skin lighter and keep it delicately soft? Milk contains a wealth of antioxidant Vitamins A, D and E along with fats and proteins (particularly in whole milk), which are essential nutrients to skin healthy and looking its best – plump, glowing and smooth as silk.


What’s more, the lactic acid present in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid that penetrates your skin to gently exfoliate old skin cells that dull your complexion to make way for newer, younger, more vibrant skin underneath to shine through. So you come out of the bathtub with incredibly luminous and fair-as-snow skin.


If you add a little milk to your bathwater, it will also greatly help ease off the redness and itching caused by poblematic skin conditions such as sunburns, psoriasis, and eczema, thanks to the soothing, strong moisturizing effect of natural fats. Taking milk bath on a regular basis is also an effective remedy for skin that is scarily dry, and looks like alligator skin in cold-weather months.


Other than mixing milk in warm bathwater, there are many ways to use fresh milk in your skin care rountine. For example, you can use milk as a natural skin cleanser to remove makeup and oil. Or, make a sensitive-skin-friendly milk face scrub by combining 2 tablespoons rice flour with enough milk to get a paste. Apply it on your face and lightly scrub for a minute or so before washing off. For those with oily skin that is prone to frequent acne breakouts, use gram flour (also known as chickpea flour, garbanzo flour, or besan).


If you are looking to revive stressed and tired skin, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar to 4 tablespoons fresh milk until well combined. Gently rub mixture on your face to exfoliate for about 2 minutes and rinse off with warm water.


Alternatively, try this easy face brightening and softening home facial – mash a small overripe banana with the a fork, add a few drops of fresh milk and spread onto face, and then rinse off after 10 minutes.


You can buy pre-mixed milk bath powders at most beauty stores for a small price, but some may contain added fragrance that will do no good for easily irritated skin type. The best solution is of course, make your own milk bath to meet your skin’s specific needs by using common household items like honey (a humectant that adds mositure back to dry skin while softening skin’s roughness), or oatmeal to soothe irritated skin, or tea tree oil to fight body acne. You can even add rose water as well as natural cosmetic clay to boost the beautifying effects of your homemade milk baths.  


Another fabulous idea is to add espom salts or sea salts to milk bath, to relax tired muscles and melt away the day’s stresses. If you are in a mood for a little pampering, essential oils such as sandalwood and peppermint, and fresh or dried herbs like sage, thyme and sweet marjoram are wonderful additions. Or, scatter flower petals – rosebud, lavender or chrysanthemum – for a truly romantic spa experience.


Here are a few of the best home made milk bath recipes that naturally whiten and brighten while evening out the dullest skin complexion, giving it a velvety smooth appearance. For best skin lightening and softening results, I would strongly suggest you exfoliate your body with a mild scrub before you soak.



Homemade Milk Bath Recipes

You can use regular milk or powder milk, about 2-3 cups regular milk should be enough. If you are using powder milk, just follow the instructions. For people who dislike the slight greasy feel after a milk bath, try fat free milk or skim milk. However, an oily sensation means that your skin is getting a really good dose of humectants.


DIY Whitening Lemon Milk Bath

Ingredients needed to make whitening milk bath – juice of 1 lemon and 2 cups milk.

Pour milk to bath, and add lemon juice. Or, mix lemon juice in milk. The milk will curdle because of the acidity of lemon juice.






Home Made Lightening Papaya Milk Bath


Get these kitchen ingredients – 1 cup papaya (cubed), 1 tablespoon honey and 2 cups milk.


Place papaya in a muslin bag. Dissolve honey in milk, and add to bath.






All Natural Brightening Strawberry Milk Bath


You’ll need 1 cup strawberries (hulled and cut into halves), 1 cup milk and 2-3 drops lavender oil to make this homemade milk bath.


Place strawberries in a muslin bag. Mix remaining ingredients together, and add to bath.






Homemade Moisturizing Milk and Honey Bath


Gather these ingredients – 4 tablespoons honey, 1 quart boiling water, 5-6 drops lavender oil, 1 teaspoon hazel nut oil and 5-6 tablespoons dried milk powder.


Stir honey in boiling water until the honey dissolved. Let cool.


Place milk powder in a bowl, and gradually pour in honey water.


Add the honey/milk mixture, and oils to your warm bath.




When taken regularly, milk baths work wonders for skin, whatever your skin type. They are the best frugal way to naturally rejuvenate dark skin complexion, leaving it whiter, softer and smoother to the touch.




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