Mother Earth Living

Body & Soul: Buttermilk Baby Bath

By Janice Cox
April/May 2010
Add to My MSN

New moms and dads benefit from beauty treatments that nurture and soothe.


Content Tools

Related Content

Naturally Clean: Multipurpose Cleaner

Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose ...

3 Ideas to Steal from the Spring Design Shows

So maybe you can't afford the pricey furniture and decor on display at the design shows in Milan and...

Green Summer: Bathing Suits

Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares several lines of eco-friendly bathing suits that ...

2011 Predictions: Remodeling Trends: Frugality, Comfort and Warmth

Natural Home is ahead of the most recent trends, highlighted in the National Association of Remodeli...

This gentle milk bath will leave your skin soft and silky and is mild enough to use when bathing your baby. Milk is rich in fat and lactic acid, and helps soften and hydrate skin. For a bit of aromatherapy, add a few drops of sweet orange oil or your favorite essential oil. Note: Always use caution when using essential oils in products for infants. Omit the essential oil when preparing this recipe for children younger than 6 months. MAKES 4 OUNCES

• 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk 
• 1/4 cup whole dry buttermilk
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch
• 2 to 3 drops sweet orange oil or favorite essential oil (optional)

1. Mix together all ingredients and pour into a clean, dry container.

2. To use, for adults pour 1/4 cup of the bath powder into a full bath of warm water. For infants, pour 1 tablespoon into a small baby bathtub. 


Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt, 2002), available on our Bookshelf, Page 58. For more information and recipes visit her at  www.herbcompanion.com/contributors.

Click here for the main article,  Body & Soul: Beauty Treatments for Pregnant Women .








Post a comment below.

 


MY COMMUNITY
no image
HarvestRight
8/21/2014 5:22:39 PM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 10:03:07 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:59:22 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:30:07 AM
no image
melisastarr
8/19/2014 12:57:22 PM
no image
Peggy McMahan
8/18/2014 11:29:51 AM
no image
lorina21
8/17/2014 10:16:45 PM
no image
lorina21
8/17/2014 10:15:23 PM






Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.