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Collection: How To Make Your Own Organic Beauty Treatments Using Milk

Are you aware that milk is a fantastic skincare ingredient? That's right; this ancient beauty secret is rich in AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids), which promote exfoliation. In addition, lactic acid, a natural skin exfoliant. It's also a fantastic anti-inflammatory.

Milk also consists of high levels of Vitamin A, D, and E. So seeing as this wonder ingredient is probably sitting in your fridge already, why don't you give a few of these recipes a whirl:

Milk Gentle Cleanser

This gentle Oatmeal Cleanser is an excellent alternative to harsh soap. DIY oatmeal cleanser

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Whole Organic Milk or Soymilk
  • 1⁄2 cup Whole Organic Oats
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Honey

Directions:
Mix all of the parts for at least 2 minutes. The mixture should have a creamy consistency. Then, with a funnel, pour the mixture into an air-tight container. Store in the refrigerator.
To use: Place a small amount in the palm of your hand, then gently massage it into your skin. Use lukewarm water to rinse and pat dry.

Milk And Honey Bath Soak

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of organic milk
  • 2 tbsp of organic honey

Directions:

Pour both milk and honey into a warm bath before stepping into the water.
Soak for at least 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Milk and Honey Facial Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp organic milk (choose whole milk for drier skin)
  • 3 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 Teaspoon, raw organic oatmeal, crumbled

Directions:

Blend the ingredients for about 2 minutes. A thick paste should form.
Next, massage a small amount on a freshly washed face for about a minute. Rinse with lukewarm water and dab dry.

Nail Strengthener
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of organic milk
  • microwave-safe bowl

Directions:

Place the liquid in the bowl and heat it on high for 30 seconds in your microwave. Make sure that it does not boil/burn (you'll notice a funky smell). It should smell sweet and be warm to the touch.
After washing your hands, dry them off with a towel and place your fingers/hands in the bowl of milk. Leave them there for 5 minutes.

After you finish, your nails will be stronger. They will look beautiful, glossy, and your hands will be softer.

Milk Makeup Remover

Ingredients:

  • Almond Oil
  • Whole organic milk

Directions:
In a glass vessel, add a few drops of almond oil. With a cotton ball, apply to the face. Remove with a fresh cotton ball. Then rinse your face with lukewarm water. 

About the Author
Article Contributed by Danielle Winters
Organic Natural Beauty Directory Founder
Thank you to Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.org for this information.
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