I love buttermilk. This time instead of dried milk and buttermilk, we’re using the liquid versions. This should make 1 – 2 baths, and you’d want to use it the day you make it, or refrigerate it for up to a week.
Besides the milk and buttermilk (see Lavender Buttermilk Bath for attributes of these ingredients) we’re also adding honey which has antiseptic and healing properties. The benefit of using the liquid milk versions is to add fat to the bath to moisturize the skin even more.
Buttermilk is the liquid left after making butter. Use whole milk and/or whole buttermilk for maximum moisturizing — it’s easy to find whole milk but harder to find whole buttermilk. In a pinch you could use yogurt, also super moisturizing for a bath. The simplest thing would be to use whatever is in your fridge : )
Step 1 — Add 1 cup buttermilk, 1 cup milk and 3 tablespoons of honey to microwaveable bowl.
Step 2 — Whisk. If honey will not incorporate, microwave the whole thing for 30 seconds and remix, repeating until dissolved. Pour into a bottle. Use warm, or refrigerate until use.
The honey and buttermilk give this bath a mild scent. Add essential oils if you like. Rinse off after bath.