20 Extraordinary Uses for Milk

You can drink milk, put it on cereal, use it for tea and coffee, but you can also use it in many different ways. Milk is a very versatile kitchen item.

  1. Take frozen fish and leave in a dish of milk to thaw. This improves the flavour and texture so that it tastes just as good as fresh caught fish.
  2. A quarter cup of powdered milk added to the water when boiling corn on the cob makes it taste sweeter and gives a sifter texture.
  3. Dip half a lemon in a little milk and use to cleanse stained fingers. The lemon lifts the stain and the milk soothes the skin.
  4. Use milk to shave with if you have nothing else to use as a barrier.
  5. Make your own silver polish with sour milk. You can add a drop of lemon juice, or vinegar to the milk if it isn’t already sour and it will immediately curdled. Soak the silverware in the milk for around thirty minutes, then wash in mild soap and rinse well. Your silver will sparkle.
  6. Dab milk onto mild sunburn and it will cool the skin and prevent any further damage.
  7. Mix a little powdered milk into a paste with water and a small pinch of salt. Use this paste to relief insect bites. The enzymes in the milk neutralise the irritants in the bites.
  8. Dry skin can be repaired by rubbing with a little cold milk. Allow the skin to absorb what it needs and wash the rest away. Do this two or three times a day until the problem is solved.
  9. Use a thick paste of powdered milk and water to remove make-up. Remember to rinse well after removing the paste.

  10. Milk Is An Excellent Facial Cleanser:

    Make a very thick, smooth paste of dried milk powder and use as a face mask. Spread the cream on the face and relax for half an hour before washing it off. Your skin will be soft, clean and glowing.
  11. Make yourself a Cleopatra foamy bath by adding a cup of powdered milk as the bath is filling. Your skin will feel wonderful. This method of softening and beautifying the body was used by the ancient Greeks and Roman and is used today in Japan
  12. Japanese Milk Bath:

    A paste of fine oatmeal and milk will remove stains and dirt from hands. This is an excellent way to pamper hands after working in the garden.
  13. Liquid milk cleans patent leather shoes to a gleaming shine. Simple rub them with a little milk on a soft cloth. Leave to dry and then buff them up.
  14. Ink stains on clothing can be removed by soaking the area in milk. This can take anything from half an hour to overnight to remove the stain completely. It depends very much on the type of ink.
  15. Ice cold non fat milk will sooth the discomfort caused by poison ivy.
  16. Clean the leaves on plants such as rubber plants and yucca, with skimmed milk and a soft absorbent cloth. Make sue that you wipe away the residue.
  17. Make mock cream. Mix together one cup of dried milk powder and one cup of iced water. Whisk until it thickens.
  18. If you like to add essential oils to your bath water, mix them with a little milk before adding to the water. The milk helps to disperse the oil and stops the tub getting slippery.
  19. Milk is also good to use as carrier oil for essential oils during massage.
  20. Fine cracks in china plates and cups can sometimes be repaired by boiling them in milk. The milk reacts with the kaolin the china and closes the crack.
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  1. You are a fountain of knowledge!

  2. I find this article very interesting, and useful too. These ways to use milk are surprising. And would you be so kind as to tell me the sources where you found such information? Thank you.

  3. What great information! This is something I will print and keep for ever..

  4. I would like to try the milk bath.

  5. I love these tips and I’m going to use some of them. When I mix natural products to spray my garden, I add a tablespoon of milk per gallon to discourage fungus and mildew.

  6. The information is great, but people really need to learn to spell. Thanks.

  7. #6 John….have you never heard of British/UK English? That’s the brand of spell checker used here!!!! There are no spelling mistakes.

  8. got milk

  9. so cool and does it take very long to whiten when using lemon?or does it only take a few days?

  10. how do you know these things?? Still, very useful to know!

  11. this things are really useful thanks

  12. Thank you,great tips. I was searching for information on milk for the garden #5 Linda,supplied that.I will now go and relax in a milk bath with my young Living Essential Oils.

  13. will sour milk rot tree stump

  14. Thank you dear,

    I was searching information for my Doctoral Research…… Interesting and great tips…

  15. i still prefer alcohol

  16. wow. how did you find this information? i find it quite useful, i love gardening.

  17. uyti gytu gygu hi

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