Hello, again! The weather here in London has turned a fair bit chillier in these final days of December and I have a small feeling that we may even see some snow soon. Though I can’t claim to be much of a fan of cold weather, I do enjoy those cosy evenings in at home where you can snuggle down with a good book or luxuriate with a relaxing bath.
In recent years, as I’ve become more accustomed to the stresses of adult life, I have come to appreciate the power of bath products more. But as much I like buying bath lotions and potions, I like making them even more. They make such adorable gifts too and can easily be customised to suit the tastes of the person.
This milk bath is perfectly suited for these winter months when lots of us can be afflicted by dry skin. Many of us have heard of the stories of Cleopatra bathing in milk to keep her skin soft and young. This recipe also uses rose and chamomile, both of which have soothing properties. They are known in particular for calming skin which is sensitive or inflamed by conditions such as eczema or acne. Rose especially is a very popular ingredient in home beauty regimes from the Indian sub-continent. Also in this recipe, I have added epsom salt, which is naturally high in magnesium, and great for flushing out toxins and easing muscle pain.