Milk and Honey Oatmeal Bath

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This milk and honey oatmeal bath treatment combine ingredients that have been used throughout history for health and beauty. Try this treatment in the middle of winter when your skin starts to look like that of an alligator. You can also use it after a sunburn, or if you come into contact with poison ivy

Did you know that oatmeal is as good for your skin as it is for your heart?

This long-standing breakfast cereal is full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. Oatmeal is a fiber-rich superfood that lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol and helps keep arteries clear, thereby supporting healthy heart function when eaten.

When used on the skin, oats hold a lot of water, due to an abundance of starches and beta-glucans found in oatmeal. Oatmeal has a natural anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and can naturally soften the skin due to phenols found in oats. When ground into a powder, oats are more easily absorbed into the skin.

On the skin, oatmeal functions as a skin protectant. Bathing in an oatmeal bath soothes dehydrated, itchy and inflamed skin. 

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Take stock in an old beauty secret when you draw milk, honey, and oatmeal bath

Dating back to the time of Cleopatra, luxe baths were often infused with honey, oil, flowers, and herbs. Milk and honey work wonders for the skin, soothing, lightening and brightening skin in a natural way. Leaving skin feeling silky soft, with a healthy glow. Milk has a unique ability to remove impurities thanks to enzymes that remove dead skin cells with lactic acid. Milk and honey are hydrating and exfoliating.  

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For this treatment, we recommend using lavender essential oil. You may use whatever essential oil you prefer, but stay clear of peppermint oil on the skin if your goal is soothing irritated skin.

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 wonderful transformation occur. 

The following recipe designed to be mixed and used 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.

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Try these complementary DIY treatments that you can enjoy while soaking!

If you decide to try this amazing recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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ingredients for making an oatmeal milk and honey bath on table

Milk and Honey Oatmeal Bath

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

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  • 2 c milk full-fat
  • 1/2 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1/4 c oatmeal ground
  • 5 tbsp. almond oil
  • 6 drops lavender essential oil


  • Combine the milk, honey, oatmeal and oils in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Run a warm tub and pour mixture into tub. Mix well. Soak and relax.

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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