Osmia Organic Milk Bath


Osmia Organics may be known for their exquisite soaps and body oils, among other delights, but did you know that Osmia has also launched bath soaks that include a salt bath, tea bath and milk bath? Oh yum. The Organic Milk Bath caught my eye because it’s a little more unusual, and though I’m well versed in the lovely things milk can do for skin, I’d not actually bathed in it. Cleopatra, among other historical figures, purportedly bathed in milk from time to time. If it’s good enough for a queen…

So why a milk bath anyway? Let me give you one good reason—soft, fresh skin. Milk contains gentle amounts of lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, which helps dissolve the proteins that hold together dead skin cells. Take a dip in milk and it will help slough away dead skin cells and leaves you with soft, smooth baby skin. The Osmia Organic Milk bath uses buttermilk and skim milk powders as well as soothing oats and baking soda. Osmia added some relaxing aromatics to this ritual that you’ll smell at the outset of the bath but dissipate pretty quickly. These include lavender, rose geranium and chamomile. If a hot bath alone isn’t enough to relax you, this essential oil blend will.

The Osmia Organic Milk Bath includes a handy wooden spoon that allows you to easily add a few heaps of the formula to your bath. Swirl the mixture around the water to help the milk dissolve. The water will feel noticeable softer and will be cloudy looking. I like to soak for at least 20 minutes to allow the Milk Bath to work its skin softening magic. The Organic Milk Bath is a luxurious treat, but a practical one, too. Skip the warm glass of milk before bed and try a warm milk bath instead. You’ll sleep like a baby and have soft skin to match.

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.