Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Milk, Beyond Nutrition

I was in despair when my favourite face soap, which I received as a sample and cannot be bought in any store, ran out.  Then I realized this was the perfect opportunity for another concoction from my new book EcoBeauty by Lauren Cox, and a good excuse to get together with a friend to experiment.  I have always had trouble skin.  It is sensitive, dry and acne prone.  Yikes.  That is how I came to choose this recipe which is ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Milk Maid Cleanser

1/2 c water
1/4 c whole milk (or soy milk, goat's milk, or hemp milk)
2 tbsp baking soda
1 egg white

Gather ingredients.  I used soy milk in place of whole milk.

Combine water, milk and baking soda.

Separate egg.

Whisk in egg white.

Pour into a container with tight fitting lid.

Ta da!  Store in fridge to keep for up to 3 weeks.  Shake before using.

It is written that the baking soda cleans away dead skin build up, and the milk and egg white nourish and firm the skin.

I used it today in the shower, thought I admit I was a little bit nervous.   (I've heard it doesn't take much heat to end up with a scrambled egg in the shower.)  It felt refreshing on my face, and my skin felt so soft and smooth afterward.

I have to say, I believe it is another success!

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  1. whoo-hoo!! I am glad it worked for you. If I used a facial cleanser I would try it. :P

  2. Okay totally off topic, but I am super jealous of your little bowls with pour spouts on them!

  3. Hmm, sounds interesting for sure! I hardly ever put anything on my skin cuz its so sensitive so this milky wash sounds up my alley.

  4. I've been struggling with what to buy you for your half of the present to end all presents coming down the pipe for you and Brad. Now I know. I'm sending you a spring from the inside of a pen, a shoelace, a can of drywall mud, an otter pelt and the first 3 seasons of MacGyver. I figure you'll do more with that than I could ever imagine.

  5. I couldn't find an email address so I'm sorry to ask this in the comment section. I'd love to feature this in the "Clean Beauty" and "1001 uses for Baking Soda" sections on iDreamofClean.net but wanted to get your permission. If you're okay with it, I can give you more details! Thanks!

  6. wow interesting.
    great post.
    and whoever SLS is...she is hilarious..laughed out loud!

  7. Oh.my.goodness. I just love your blog! In fact, I am your newest follower:) Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) It is my sincere hope that you will continue to make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! Keep the great posts comin':)

  8. very lovey! :) the fat in the whole milk would be moisturizing and the lactic acids would provide a lovely brightening effect i thing im going to try heavy cream myself though :) i love the idea im whipping this up right away :)

    P.S. a little tip try to use all organic ingredients especially because what the animal eats is in the final product, and make sure if you are using soy products its NON-GMO because that can irritate your skin . :)

  9. How do you store it since it has milk and eggs in it?

    Can you email me? Heather.stinchcomb@gmail.com

  10. It said to put it in a air tight container in the fridge.

  11. I think this is amazing! I am trying it today. I'm scared of the egg but hey if it works i will be more than happy! Thank you for sharing!