Soak away your inner monster with this home spa milk bath.
In Greek mythology, Medusa was said to have been born a beguiling beautiful woman who, through a series of unfortunate events, was transformed into a horrible monster and eventually lost her head — literally. Perhaps had she treated herself to the occasional soothing soak, her tale may have taken a different turn.
We’ll never know.
But one thing for sure is that a warm milk bath is a tried-and-true method for taming your inner monsters and softening your skin. Since the days of Cleopatra — who was rumored to have sprinkled her milk bath with rose petals, lilies and cinnamon bark — a milky soak has been a secret beauty weapon that women have long used to maintain their glow. Rich in protein and lactic acids, milk gently softens the skin while giving you the space to soak yourself into a better mood.
Here’s what you need:
- 3 cups of powdered milk or whole milk
- 5 drops of essential oil (try lavender for relaxation, citrus for energy or eucalyptus for congestion)
Here’s what you do:
Pour the milk under the warm running water as you fill the bath and soak away for as long as you darn well please (or at least 20 minutes). Rice, soy or goat’s milk also make great choices.