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Last Updated on March 7, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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.
What does bathing in buttermilk do?
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.
Is a buttermilk bath good for you?
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. The combination is wonderfully beneficial for your skin.
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.
Simply mix one cup of buttermilk and one tablespoon of raw honey into the hot or warm water as it fills your tub. Relax and enjoy!
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
- 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
More St. Patrick’s Day articles
If you’re looking for more St. Patrick’s Day fun, why not try these:
- Make a natural mint Shamrock Shake
- Learn to make Irish Oatcakes
- Try Corned beef and cabbage
- Learn about St Patrick’s Day history for kids
- Check out this framed Irish proverb craft
- Try my Bailey’s non-alcoholic Irish cream
- Make an easy Irish coffee scrub
- Try my Irish spice cake
- Learn to make Irish soda bread
- Make an Irish cheeseboard
More bath recipes
- Homemade bath soaks with dried herbs
- Stress-relieving bath bombs
- Homemade bath salts with rose petals
- Detox bath recipes with ginger
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 email@example.com to chat.