If you’re anything like me, October means one thing: It’s time to reclaim your bath time. Over summer, I tend to opt for showers over baths, but come autumn, nothing makes you feel better on a dark Sunday evening than a long, hot soak. Although I do like to pimp my bath with pretty much every product going (there are candles, salts—the lot), I’ve discovered an absolute must-have when it comes to bath-time pampering: bath milk.
Silkier than a bubble wash and creamier than a soak, bath milks are incredible at leaving your skin soft and smooth when you finally drain the plug. Why? Because milk is naturally rich in AHAs like lactic acid, meaning it helps to exfoliate and soften the skin as you soak. Also, milk is super nourishing, calming and soothing, so bath milks work as a whole-body treatment whilst you do absolutely nothing but relax.
But bath milks aren’t anything new. In fact, it’s said that even good ol’ Cleopatra loved adding some donkey milk to her bath for its soothing skin properties. Thankfully we don’t have to rely on donkeys to get our fix… Keep scrolling for a round up of the best bath milks, tried and tested by yours truly.
The Best Bath Milks for Super-Soft Skin
Perfect for people with keratosis pilaris (aka bumpy chicken skin) or extremely dry skin, Ameliorate’s Softening Bath Milk Oil moisturises for up to eight hours.
Inspired by Cleopatra’s bathtime ritual, this powdered bath milk contains organic milk, actual rose petals and essential oils for an exfoliating (and Instagrammable) soak.
Based upon the ancient Egyptian ritual of using goats milk to soothe and moisturise, this gorgeous, ultra-calming formula nourishes reactive and sensitive skin.
Rich in amino acids, milk proteins and vitamins, skin is left seriously soft after just one use.
Formulated with organic coconut milk, this powder milk soak also contains vanilla essential oil that works to calm the mind and senses.
This foaming lotion uses shea milk to soften and soothe the skin. Plus, it smells incredible.
A mix of almond milk, kaolin clay and cardamom make this soothing bath milk both seriously softening and relaxing.
The smell of this alone will relax you more than a two-week holiday. Seriously.
Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and community-trade honey from Ethiopia, this silky bath milk reduces the sensation of tight and itchy dry skin.
This ultra-gentle, pH-neutral milk cleanses and soothes, making it a great option for anyone with sensitive skin.
This whey-blend powder relieves muscle tension, calms and detoxifies the skin and helps you drift off to sleep afterwards. Dreamy.
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