What to do with your leftover baby formula?
Your little one is big enough to eat solids and drinks less formula. You moved on to the next stage and still have leftovers from the previous. It happens that you have a stash left, but it would be such a shame to let perfectly good formula go to waste. If you don’t have anyone to give it to, we have some unique things you can do with your baby formula so you do not have to let it go to waste.
Turn it into a face mask
Taking care of yourself is also taking care of your kids. Use your formula powder to make your own facemask—nothing like indulging in some quality me-time. The combination of milk powder, gram flour, and orange juice can make a wonderful mask. The three ingredients can act as a natural exfoliator for your skin and bring back your skin’s smoothness and freshness.
To make the face mask, you need a teaspoon of each ingredient and mix them. If you want a cooling face mask you can place it in the fridge for about 5 minutes. Apply it to the face and neck region. Let it dry and sit for about 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and experience the difference instantly.
As a stain remover on white cotton
The easiest way to do this is by using a spray bottle. Mix equal parts the following three ingredients: baby formula milk, liquid laundry bleach, and water. Easy does it: 1 part milk, 1 part liquid chlorine bleach, and 1 part good old fashioned tap water. Mix the three ingredients and pour them into a spray bottle. It’s also possible to mix it in a bowl, but the application goes easier when using a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the stain and scrub the affected area with a clean (tooth) brush. This stain remover will only work on white cotton (be aware that other (colored) fabrics will get damaged). Perfect for getting out the stains from the beautiful table clothes you used for dinner the other day.
Take a milk bath
Another self-care tip, because let’s face it, we moms are all busy, and you deserve that quality me time. To make a milk bath, you can add 1 to 2 cups of milk to a full tub of warm water. Research is limited on this subject, but the word is that a milk bath can be beneficial to several skin conditions such as dry skin or eczema. Milk baths can help replenish lost moisture as it contains: protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and lactic acid. Due to the last ingredient mentioned (lactic acid), a milk bath might not be the best option for the moms among us that have sensitive skin as it may irritate the skin.
Replacement for milk in cooking recipes
Less adventures but easy, does it. Use the baby formula milk as a replacement for milk in your recipes.