Homemade Milk Beauty Recipes for an At-Home Spa Day | a2 Milk®
Homemade Milk Beauty Recipes for an At-Home Spa Day | a2 Milk®

Homemade Milk Beauty Recipes for an At-Home Spa Day

Posted on February 19, 2019

It’s time to shake off the winter chill. How does sinking deep into a warm bath and pampering yourself a bit sound? This time of year we’re all battling dry, flyaway hair and itchy, rough skin. A lingering soak in a milk bath paired with a moisturizing face mask and revitalizing hair treatment await you!

Grab a candle, cue up some music and fill a mug with homemade hot cocoa. It’s time to relax with these milk beauty recipes!

 

The Ultimate At-Home Spa Soak

As your bath fills, consider adding a few enhancements to the water to ease stress and nourish the skin. Channel your inner Cleopatra and experiment with refreshing milk baths featuring essential oils, oatmeal, honey and of course, milk!

  • Dreamy Lavender: Add 1 cup of a2 Milk® Whole, 3 drops of lavender essential oil and one sachet filled will 1/2 cup of dry rolled oatmeal to the bath water. Squeeze the moistened sachet of oatmeal to infuse the water with natural oat milk.
  • Sweet Honey: In a small mixing bowl, whisk 1 cup of warmed a2 Milk® Whole with 1/2 cup of clover or orange blossom honey and a few drops of vanilla extract or vanilla essential oil until well combined. Pour the mixture into the bath.
  • Sunny Citrus: Directly pour 1 cup of a2 Milk® Whole into the bath, then add 2 drops each of orange, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Top the water with thinly sliced orange rings for a vibrant fragrance and spa ambiance.

Linger in the bath for at least 30 minutes to allow the soak to hydrate and nourish your skin.

 

Soothing Dairy Face Masks

Homemade facial masks with milk

While relaxing in the bath, give your face some attention. A milk-based face mask can help soften the skin and improve your complexion! We shared three homemade milk face mask recipes here for you to enjoy!

Keep plenty of fresh a2 Milk®, dry oatmeal, honey, egg whites, lavender buds, ground cinnamon, gelatin, coconut oil, plain yogurt, applesauce, rose water, almond oil, and bananas on hand when experimenting with soothing face masks.

Or, keep it simple. Warm a mug of a2 Milk® Whole and use a soft washcloth to dab the milk directly onto your face and neck. Allow the milk to gently soak in for 10 minutes or more, then rinse with clear, warm water.

 

Easy Hair Treatments

Finally, did you know you can improve the shine and softness of your hair thanks to the nutrients in dairy products? While you’re soaking in the bath, with your face mask in place, turn your attention to your tresses, especially if they’re parched from winter winds or summer swims.

We love the idea of replacing our usual hair conditioner with milk, as suggested by Stylish Walks. Fill a spray bottle with warmed, whole milk and apply it liberally to freshly washed hair. Let the milk soak for up to 15 minutes, then thoroughly rinse.

If you have more time to linger, make a hair mask with a fresh egg, 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a squeeze of citrus fruit juice (lemon, orange or lime). Whisk the ingredients in a small bowl, then massage into the scalp and comb through damp hair. Allow the mask to soak for at least 15 minutes, then rinse and shampoo as usual.

 

We hope you block time on your calendar for an at-home spa day ASAP. In the meantime, be sure to stock up on a2 Milk® for cooking, sipping and pampering!

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