The Benefits of Milk Baths You Need to Know About
Milk baths have long been considered a luxurious way to ensure beautiful, hydrated skin. Visions of Cleopatra in a tub filled with milk and honey come to mind and, in truth, milk baths have been used by queens for centuries. Queens of England, Catherine Parr and later Elizabeth I of England used milk baths to make their skin appear more youthful. Historical records indicate that members of the Roman aristocracy regularly indulged in milk baths.
There are many milk bath products available on the market. As with all products we make at Bend Soap Company, we believe that the ingredients are important. Products that contain simple, natural ingredients are always a better choice over those made with toxic chemicals. Our line of milk baths are made from shreds of our four-ingredient bar soap. No chemicals or toxins mean that it’s safe for the whole family. You can feel confident knowing you’re using a truly 100% natural bath product!
Sounds like a simple way to indulge the skin by soaking in one of nature’s finest moisturizers, right? But what is it about milk baths that creates healthy skin from the inside out?
Here are the top four reasons why you won’t want to miss out on the benefits of milk baths:
#1 Intense Hydration
There are many different kinds of milk used in milk baths but we know we’ve found the best source around. Goat milk provides the base for our line of luxury milk bath products. We use farm-fresh, raw, vaccine-free milk from our very own goats and steer clear from any powdered milk ingredients. Goat milk is easily absorbed into the skin and naturally contains vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins are known for their powerful anti-aging capabilities.
The biggest advantage of bathing with goat milk is the added moisture it offers your skin. The fats found in the milk deeply hydrate the skin and leave it feeling softer and smoother. Soak deeper into the tub and extend these benefits to dry, over-processed hair as the natural fats found in goat milk can deeply condition damaged hair.
Our Oatmeal & Honey Milk Bath is packed with rich moisturizers, vitamins, and minerals making it intensely moisturizing. It’s one of our best sellers for anyone battling against sensitive skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
#2 Natural Exfoliation
Those with dry and sensitive skin may be looking for a gentler exfoliating product. Goat milk naturally contains lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) which helps to gently slough off dead skin cells. This process occurs when the alpha hydroxy acids dissolve the proteins that hold together dead skin cells. When you soak in a milk bath, these dead skin cells are able to slough off more effectively. This allows the goat milk to reach the newer, younger looking skin cells beneath and deliver its rich blend of nutrients and vitamins.
This mild exfoliation can also improve the tone and brightness of your skin. For many of our customers, regularly soaking in a milk bath has helped reduce some of the hyper pigmentation and darkening of the skin that naturally occurs as the skin ages.
For a bright and uplifting milk bath experience, try our Sweet Orange Milk Bath. It contains orange essential oil,known for its energizing scent, and bergamot essential oil which is noted for its mood lifting properties. These oils can also help support a healthy immune system and rid the skin of any infection-causing bacteria.
#3 Ultra Soothing for Sensitive Skin
At Bend Soap Company, we’re focused on creating all-natural skincare products that will help you love your skin from the inside out. That’s how our company got started, after all! Many health experts and dermatologists even suggest that regularly soaking in a milk bath may help improve the symptoms of some common skin conditions. Because of the moisturizing fats in goat milk, soaking in a milk baths can help calm redness from a sunburn and reduce dryness and itching caused by skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. And while a milk bath certainly won’t cure any skin conditions, it can go a long way in promoting skin that looks and feels it’s best. Always consult your dermatologist before applying any new product to chronic skin conditions.
For an added level of protection, try our All-Shield Milk Bath. Made with a rich blend of essential oils, it boasts strong antibacterial and antifungal properties that are comparable to Young Living “Thieves” or Doterra “On Guard” essential oils.
#4 The Ultimate Way to Sit Back and Relax
Let’s not forget the calming effects of soaking in a warm, fragrant milk bath. True balance is only achieved when we spend time nurturing ourselves. Our essential oil milk bath scents not only smell amazing but effortlessly add an extra element of luxury to bath time.
Two of our favorite scents to help you relax and unwind include our English Garden Milk Bath and our Lavender Blossom Milk Bath. They not only smell wonderful but can also help bring calmness to the mind while refreshing your spirit.
If you want to turn a relaxing soak into a tub of bubbles, just turn on those jets! Our goat milk soap shreds will naturally create a mound of bubbles in no time. It’s a wonderful alternative to using commercially made bubble baths. The kids will love it and you’ll love how soft and smooth their skin feels afterward! For best results, we recommend soaking in a warm bath with 2-3 handfuls of milk bath for around 20 minutes. No need to rinse off after. Just hop out of the tub and seal in all that moisture with a bottle of natural lotion for a guaranteed soft, silky smooth glow.
If you have sensitive skin and have previously found essential oils to irritate or dry out your skin, try our Unscented Milk Bath. It’s hypoallergenic and free of any essential oils or natural fragrance making it the perfect milk bath choice for anyone who wants to experience the benefits of a milk bath for themselves without further irritating their skin.
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From essential moisture to a touch of luxury, milk baths can enhance bath time for you and your family. Whichever of our milk baths you choose, be sure your skin will benefit from each of the carefully selected ingredients. You’ll absolutely love the soft, smooth results!