Lavender Milk Bath

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“Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them? -Clara Schumann

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Winter can do a number on our skin. Often people struggle with dry, itchy, cracked and in need of moisture skin. This milk bath recipe is here to help hydrate and refresh your skin. This recipe uses three ingredients, a coffee grinder and a jar for storing. Check it out.

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~Ingredients~

1 C. Dry Milk, preferably full fat (found in your grocers baking aisle, near the condensed milk–I spent 20 minutes searching my local grocery store and heard things like “is dry milk a real thing?” and wondered why it wasn’t on the aisle directory…)

1/4C Oats, Old Fashioned, whole rolled (not quick)

1tsp. Lavender Flowers, whole.

~Directions~

Grind to a fine flour the oats and half of the lavender (just eyeball it) in coffee grinder or other food processor. Mix all ingredients in a jar, stir or shake to combine. Add 2-4 Tbs. to a hot bath, soak and enjoy!

~If you want more of a Lavender scent, mix in about 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil (but make sure to mix and break up the clumps).

~Benefits of Colloidal Oats (finely ground): Soothes, hydrates, evens out skin tone and texture and gently cleanses using natural saponins found in grains. The ancient Egyptians are credited with first discovering the great benefits behind soaking in finely ground oats.

~Benefits of Lavender: Soothes and relaxes, the oil has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The Romans used to bathe with the flowers in their water.

~If you make this, you will probably want to give yourself a quick rinse off after your bath, some folks don’t enjoy the slightly sticky feeling from the oats and milk fat lingering on their skin.

~If you don’t want to use cow’s milk for this, you can use powder coconut milk in place.

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