Milk and Honey Bath Recipe: An Upgrade from the Oatmeal Bath

Milk and Honey Bath Recipe: An Upgrade from the Oatmeal Bath

Treat yourself to a luxurious milk and honey oatmeal bath for a refreshing and nourishing pampering experience. For those allergic to dairy, coconut milk is a great alternative. With just three ingredients - oatmeal, honey, and milk (or coconut milk) - you can easily create this soothing ritual. Discover the wonders of this milk and honey oatmeal bath, perfect for rejuvenating tired skin.

Milk and Honey Oatmeal Bath 

This nourishing bath treatment fights dry, itchy skin, making it perfect for the winter season. Milk and honey baths, including honey baths, also ease inflammation from sunburn and contact with poison ivy. Taking a relaxing bath at the end of the day helps unwind, reduce stress, and release tension.

Bathing rituals have been practiced for centuries, and it’s no surprise why. Before getting into the tub, start with dry skin and dry brushing. Dry brushing offers numerous benefits, from detoxication to stimulating circulation.

Good for the Body and Mind

Follow these steps below to prepare a soothing milk and honey bath with oats. Mix a honey mixture with powdered milk for a nourishing solution. Soak in the bath for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse with a cold shower to close pores. Trust us, it’s amazing. Afterward, while your skin is still wet, apply body oil or body butter for soothing moisture. Relax, cool down, and take a moment to practice deep breathing.

Experience the transformative power of a milk and honey bath with oats. By making it a nightly ritual, you enhance sleep quality and overall vitality.

Why We Love It, And Why You Will Too

  • Oatmeal acts as a skin soother and skin protectant.
  • It soothes dehydrated, itchy, and inflamed skin.
  • Relaxing and rejuvenating.
  • A unique way to wind down.
  • Leads to softer skin due to the exfoliating properties of lactic acid.

Benefits of a Milk Bath with Honey

Experience the magic of a milk bath with honey – an ancient beauty secret from Cleopatra’s time. Luxurious milk baths infused with honey, oil, flowers, and herbs have long been celebrated for their skin-soothing, lightening, and brightening properties. Milk exfoliates with lactic acid, removing impurities and dead skin cells, while honey provides vital hydration. For easier mixing, consider using honey powder as an alternative to liquid honey, which also retains the antibacterial benefits of honey.

Enhance your skin

Transform your bath into a warm and revitalizing experience with a combination of colloidal oats, oatmeal, milk, and honey. These ingredients, known for their nourishing properties, are not only beneficial for the heart but also for the skin. Adding powdered honey, with its antibacterial and moisturizing properties, can help clean pores, remove dirt and bacteria, and provide antioxidants and moisture to the skin. Oats, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium, are a fiber-rich superfood that supports a healthy heart and clear arteries when consumed.

Wonderful Oats

Oats are amazing for the skin! Their starches and beta-glucans retain moisture, reduce inflammation, and naturally soften the skin. When ground into a fine powder, oats readily absorb into the skin. Try this nourishing bath recipe for skin that will thank you!

Add a little lavender

For this treatment, we highly recommend using lavender essential oil. Avoid peppermint oil on the skin, especially if you're looking to soothe irritated skin. Try our gentle lavender oil instead.

The trifecta of bathing

Milk, honey, and oatmeal baths provide an all-natural, DIY home spa treatment that contributes to your overall health. Combine these simple food-grade ingredients into your regimen and watch a beautiful transformation occur to you and your skin. Historically, oat baths soothe dry, itchy skin.

Scrub while you tub

If you wonder if there's something else you can make and enjoy while soaking in this bath, we have the answer! Try this honey oat scrub while soaking for a full head-to-toe at-home spa treatment straight out of your pantry. You will love the way that you feel.

Making Milk and Honey Oatmeal Bath

First, you’ll need a handful of ingredients. The good news is most of these ingredients are probably already in your pantry and refrigerator!

  • Full fat milk or powdered milk
  • Bee Inspired Honey
  • Organic oats
  • Almond oil (optional)
  • Lavender essential oil (optional)

    One: Gather Your Ingredients

    Gather your ingredients and then add the milk and honey mixture to a saucepan and mix well. Do not overheat this mixture. Transfer the liquid to a measuring cup (or bowl with a spout) that is easy to handle.

    Two: Add Remaining Ingredients

    Mix the remaining ingredients, including the oatmeal and almond oil, and stir for a few minutes until everything is well blended. Then add the lavender essential oil. Stir well. For added benefits, consider adding a cup of baking soda for the last 15 minutes of the soak to help remove dead skin cells and provide additional pH balancing effects. Bring the treatment to your bathroom, and light a few candles. Turn on soft music. Set your intention to relax and reset.

    Three: Dry Brushing

    Next, get ready to take a bath. Dry brush your skin to get the blood circulating and stimulate cells and your skin. Dry brushing the skin is excellent for exfoliation, and proper exfoliation allows the skin to hydrate more effectively when moisturizer is applied.

    We know fans of the practice say that their skin has been the softest it's ever been. Some have even reported using dry brushing techniques to combat cellulite.

    Four: Add the Mixture and Enjoy

    Run a warm tub and add the ingredients to the running water. Stir well with your feet or hands. Add your favorite organic flower petals. They can be dried or fresh, whatever is available! We've also used orange slices for added aromatherapy. Step into the tub and allow your mind and body to rest. Soak and relax.


    Does this DIY Oatmeal Bath Recipe Have a Long Shelf Life?

    No. Mix and use this recipe immediately. Do not store this bath treatment. If you're looking for honey skin and body care products with a longer shelf life, shop scrubs and soaks for handmade products made with lots of love.

    How Long Should I Soak in a Milk and Honey Bath With Oatmeal?

    The recommended soaking time can vary, but typically it is advised to soak for around 10 to 15 minutes. However, it's important to pay attention to your skin's reaction and adjust the soaking time accordingly. If your skin starts to feel dry or irritated, it's best to end the bath.

    Can I Use Instant Oatmeal Packets for this Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey Bath?

    We wouldn't recommend it. Instant oatmeal often contains additional additives, flavorings, or sweeteners that may not be ideal for a bath. It's best to opt for plain, unflavored, and unsweetened oats for the most natural and effective results.

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