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A Decadent Rose Milk Bath for Valentine’s Day!

Pink Cecile Brunner Roses

Fresh, fragrant roses make an indulgent bath.

Treat yourself or a loved one to a decadent rose milk bath for Valentine’s Day! Make a cup of hot cocoa, which is actually great for the skin, to go with it and you will feel happy all over!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried milk or buttermilk powder
  • 1/8 cup of colloidal oatmeal or ground oatmeal flakes
  • 1/8 cup of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon dried rose petals
  • Optional: fresh rose petals to sprinkle in the bath

Makes enough for two baths.

Directions

If you don’t have colloidal oatmeal, which is available at any drugstore, simply grind oatmeal in a coffee grinder. Mix the milk, oatmeal, and baking soda together in a bowl. Place it in a decorative container and then add dried rose petals on top.

To use, add half the mixture to your bath and toss in some fresh rose petals for extra drama! For easy clean up, you may add the mixture to a muslin spice bag, which is available at most natural grocery stores, or an old nylon tied at one end. However, having rose petals float in your water as you bathe is definitely decadent and part of the experience!

Did you know?

  • Milk baths were a favorite of Cleopatra.
  • Milk softens and smooths the skin.
  • The lactic acid in milk acts as an alpha hydroxy acid, which helps to gently exfoliate your skin.
  • Oatmeal has a soothing effect on the skin.
  • Baking soda helps soften the water and has cleansing properties.
  • Rose essential oil is not only moisturizing to the skin, but also great for anxiety and depression.

Copyright © Karen Peltier and Well Gal, 2013 – 2015. All rights reserved.
Photos © Karen Peltier and Well Gal, 2013 – 2015.

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