ARE YOU CURRENTLY BREASTFEEDING A BABY, OR PLAN ON DOING SO IN THE FUTURE? KEEP THESE 5 UNUSUAL USES FOR BREAST MILK IN MIND FOR THE LEFTOVERS.
There are many things that you can do with your breast milk if you end up with an overproduction – the two most popular uses are either freezing it for you baby to eat later or donating it. There are also other ways you can use the breast milk, keep them in mind if you have small amounts left over that you don’t want to bother saving.
- Treatment for acne
Many moms develop acne after giving birth due to the hormonal levels not being in balance. The good news is that you can use breast milk as a natural acne treatment. This solution is very efficient because the milk has antibacterial proprieties that help to cleanse your skin. If you want to try this treatment, use either a tissue, paper towel, or baby washcloth soaked breast milk. Apply on the acne spots and wait for it to absorb into the skin. After you are done, rinse with clean water.
- Face cleaning
Other moms use the breast milk to clean their face whether they have acne or not. The milk has anti-aging properties and it can be an excellent cleanser for your face. Apply some breast milk on your face and rub it gently with your hands, like you would apply a cleansing product. Rinse your face with fresh water and use a soft towel to dry with a patting motion.
- Use it as a soap
After finding out that women can use breast milk to clean their faces, does it seem strange to you that they also use this product to clean their whole body? Some companies sell all-natural soap that is based on breast milk. Some brands use coconut oil or olive oil in the composition of these soaps.
- Hair conditioner
Many women with long hair use raw eggs, peanut butter, mayonnaise, and many other ingredients for the beauty and health of their hair. Breast milk makes a great hair conditioner due to the fats and proteins that it contains. The more you use it on your hair, the more efficient the breast milk is in creating a shinier and stronger hair. Make yourself a breast milk and raw egg hair mask. Mix eggs and breast milk together, apply to hair and put on a shower cap for an hour. When you rinse out the concoction your hair will be healthy and shiny.
- Facial treatment
New facial treatments that use breast milk are in the spotlight at the moment. Some professionals replaced cow’s milk with breast milk in a treatment that visibly improves the beauty and health of your skin complexion. If you’d like to make a breast milk face mask at home, you can mix a spoon of honey in the milk before you clean the face with breast milk, just leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.
If you’d like to make your own breast milk soap, here is a video from YouTube:
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