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Why a Honey and Irish Buttermilk Bath? I wanted to create a homemade beauty product for St. Patrick’s Day without using any type of food dyes to turn whatever I made green. I’ve been reading a lot about toxins in the products we use on our bodies and am trying to eliminate them when I can.
How to Make a Honey and Irish Buttermilk Bath
When I hear St. Patrick’s Day, I think of Leprechauns, Irish Soda Bread, and potatoes. None of those really worked for a beauty product. When I started to think about my Irish Soda Bread recipe, I remembered that one of the main ingredients was buttermilk. Buttermilk is the liquid left over after butter is churned. If you enjoy drinking it, you’ll be happy to know that buttermilk is a natural probiotic and is rich in lactic acid.
If you check out the ingredients of some of the more expensive beauty products, you’ll see that lactic acid is on the ingredients list. That’s because it works wonderfully to reduce age spots and exfoliate and brighten your skin. If you remember, Cleopatra was known for taking buttermilk baths. Now you can make your own Honey and Irish Buttermilk Bath using healthy ingredients from the kitchen. The honey has been added for its antibacterial properties and because it promotes healing.
I’ve been getting our raw milk from a local farmer so it was easy enough to get good, thick buttermilk. If you don’t have that option, look for full-fat buttermilk at your local health food coop or your grocery store if you cannot find it there. You may also like this non alcoholic Irish cream recipe for coffee.
For more St. Patrick’s Day posts, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- How to Choose a Claddagh Ring and What it Means by The Socialite’s Closet
- Sneaky Ways to Wear Green this St. Patrick’s Day by Day by Day in Our World
- Kitschy Cool Ways to Rock The Shamrock by How Was Your Day?
- Super Fun Green Makeup Finds by Style on Main
- DIY Rainbow Barrette by sweet lil you
- Fun Ways to Sneak in Some Green this St. Patrick’s Day by Flabby Fashionista
- DIY Celtic Knot Headband by The Eyes of a Boy
- St. Patrick’s Day – Subtle wearing o’ the green by Beautiful Touches
- What to Wear on St. Paddy’s Day by April Go Lightly
For more craft ideas, visit the TBC Bloggers:
- Valentine’s Candle by B is for
- Miniature Cameras and Camcorder by Girly Creations
- Valentine Love Light by Tiger Strypes
- 1 cup of buttermilk, full-fat is best
- 4 tbsp honey
- Very gently warm the buttermilk and honey in a small pan. Do NOT boil or simmer. You only want the honey to melt.
- Add it to your bath and then soak in the tub.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.