Friday, December 3, 2010

Vanilla-Ginger Milk Bath

Spa expert Mindy Terry shares her recipe for an easy vanilla-ginger milk bath. Print the recipe and accompany with the fresh ingredients for a fun and simple holiday gift. Your friends will thank you for this relaxing treatment of dry winter skin.
by Mindy Terry
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Photo by: Veer Photography

While you raise your spirits, why not perk up your body with a long bath to wash away the stressors of the day? This Vanilla-Ginger Milk Bath is not only divine, it is also a great treatment for dry winter skin.

Vanilla-Ginger Milk Bath

2 tsp. vanilla
3 tsp. ginger (freshly grated or powdered)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup dry milk

Mix vanilla, ginger, cinnamon to honey and blend.

Add the honey mixture and dry milk to warm running bath water. Relax and enjoy.


  • This bath is best enjoyed fresh. Do not mix larger quantities and store for future use.
  • To enhance the skin-softening benefits, use a loofah or coarse washcloth. Working from the upper chest down, massage each part of the body in circular motions while in the bath.
  • If unpeeled, fresh ginger can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. In the freezer, ginger will keep for up to six months.
  • For tubs with jets, this bath foams nicely. If using freshly grated ginger, consider placing it in a muslin tea bag before putting it in the bath to prevent the ginger from clogging the jets.

Mindy Terry

With 17 years in the spa industry, Mindy Terry is the Founder and President of Creative Spa Concepts. Terry is also a licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician, yoga instructor, and certified infant massage instructor.

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