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unopened gallon of 2 % milkGot milk? Ha, sorry, I couldn't resist. At over $4 a gallon, milk is a very expensive commodity these days. It is very important to have on hand, especially as it helps us grow up big and strong. Of course, if you are lactose intolerant, then you can use milk for other things, and as I have, learn to love soy!

Are you curious to know what else you can do with milk beside make excellent mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner? Gomestic has a list of 20 extraordinary uses for milk that is, well, extraordinary.

The author mentions everything from using powdered milk and water as a facial mask, using milk as a shaving cream, and using milk to make yourself a foam bath. Check out the list to see if there is anything that you can use milk for:


  1. Frozen fish will have an improved flavor and texture when allowed to thaw in milk. Yum!
  2. Adding powdered milk to the water when boiling corn on the cob will make the corn taste sweeter.
  3. Half a lemon dipped in milk will lift stains off your fingers.
  4. Run out of shaving cream? Use milk!
  5. Soak dull silverware in sour milk for thirty minutes. Wash, then rinse in warm water and you will end up with silverware you can see your reflection in.
  6. Dab some milk on a mild sunburn for a soothing, cooling effect on your skin.
  7. Make a paste of powdered milk, water, and salt, and apply to irritated bug bites.
  8. Dry skin is prevalent in the winter, but you don't have to suffer. Rub your skin with milk two or three times a day until your skin is healthy again.
  9. Remove makeup with a thick paste of powdered milk and water. Don't forget to rinse well.
  10. Need a face mask in a pinch? Make a paste of powdered milk and water, let set on your face for thirty minutes, and then rinse well.
  11. Add a cup of powdered milk to your bath water to give yourself a foaming bath.
  12. Got grungy hands from working in the garden? Use a miox of oatmeal and milk to get your hands clean and soft.
  13. Rub milk into your patent leather shoes to give them a beautiful shine. Buff well when dry.
  14. Soak ink stains in milk. This may take quite some time depending on the severity of the stain.
  15. Soothe the discomfort of poison ivy by using ice cold milk.
  16. Clean the leaves on your yucca and rubber plants by using skim milk and an absorbent cloth. Wipe away the residue.
  17. Out of cream? Make some using one cup iced water and one cup of dried milk powder, whisking until it is thickened.
  18. Does you tub get slippery when you use essential oils? Try adding a little milk to the oils before you add to the bath water.
  19. Use milk as a carrier oil for your essential oils when you get your next massage.
  20. Repair fine cracks in china plates and cups by boiling them in milk. Apparently, the milk reacts with the kaolin in the china to close the crack. Who knew?
There you have it. Twenty extra things to do with milk. Ummm, seriously, I think I might wait for the price to come down before I try some of these fabulous ideas. What about you? Leave us a comment and let us know what extra things you do with milk.

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  • C C E

    If you have Chicken Pox, pour warm milk on some cotton and dab the area. It will take away the itch.

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  • Kelli

    Here's my favorite thing to do with milk:

    1. Get a glass
    2. Fill it with milk
    3. Go to the cupboard and get some cookies (Oreos are best!)
    4. Sit down at the table with your kid
    5. Dip the cookies in the milk and eat them!

    Yum! The best thing to do with milk, ever!

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  • scott

    i like milk with a goOd old fashion PB&J.

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  • Brian

    TO JODY:.......YOU HAND WASH DIAPERS? IF YOU ARE THAT POOR HOW CAN YOU AFFORD CHILDREN IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    TO JOSSY:.......MOO MILK COWS???? YOU ARE EITHER VERY YOUNG OR VERY LONESOME!

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  • Niki

    Brian,

    Sometimes babies are sensitive or allergic to the diapers from the store and have to have cloth ones. Or maybe she didn't want to contribute to the landfill waste and chose cloth diapers instead. Or, she is from an older generation and was reminiscing on her predicament of having cloth diapers instead of convenient disposable ones.

    For those with itchy bodies, try C.O. Bigelow rosemary mint cleanser or their soap free lemon cleanser and the accompanying lotions. The mint takes the hot itch away and leaves it cool feeling. In summer, stick it in the fridge. Aveda has a rosemary mint shampoo and conditioner that helps itchy heads. A lot of times the itch seems like lice but isn't. I can't tell you how many times I've been treated for lice I didn't have and was just allergic to the shampoo and my surroundings.

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  • diane

    Brian-Leave Jody alone. Cloth diapers are better for babies and if she chooses to hand wash that's her business. Nowhere in her post did she use the word 'poor' and even if she was (or is) not only is it not relevant to the topic, as long as you're not supporting her or the child, it's not your concern. She's sharing information in the hopes of helping someone and the last thing she needs is a snidely from some lonesome smartarse who has nothing constructive to contribute.
    Perhaps if you took a cue from Jossy and got a moo milk cow of your own it may serve to improve your disposition. At least milking it would give your hands a more meaningful task than using them to hide behind a keyboard and pick on people.
    Apologies to the rest of you, but I can't stand his type.
    Drinking milk is also one of the best ways to cool the fire from spicy foods.

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  • KMV

    For those not allergic to milk: Pour vitamin D enriched milk into an 8 ounce glass and drink it twice a day...it's great! But, don't cry if you spill it.
    kmv

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  • Susan Fisher

    Buy milk at gas stations, pharmacies and fruit stands. Grocery stores
    prices are inflated.

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  • Melana

    YaDAdd suger to milk and put this in your bath-the suger exfoliates your skin and really when you get from your bath-you smell like you have been baking some sweet goodies-My husband loves when I take a bath like this-he says yummm..so of course I do this often-my skin just glows!!!

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  • Diana

    TRY DOUCHING IN MILK, IT WILL HELP. I THINK I HAVE HEARD IT WAS USED FOR YEASE INFECTION....MAYBE IT WAS BUTTERMILK .....

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  • Diana

    SORRY IT IS YEAST , MY MISTAKE

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  • Neal

    Eat More Chicken!!!!

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  • Annie

    Brush a little on the top crust of pie, it looks shinny and festive and tastes good.
    Use with Kalua instead of cream for a few less calories.
    I'm a gramma but I remember washing cloth diapers, though not by hand. You still have to rinse and ring them out. They are softer on the baby and they hasten toilet training. A little milk on their bottom helps with diaper rash.
    I agree with the Oreo lady, but ginger snaps are great too. If you bake your own, a littlle brushed milk with a sprinkling of sugar makes them special. The best part is the time you spend with your children and grandchildren.

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  • Frank

    21. Drink it. It does a body good

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  • rugbymom

    The only milk I have in my house is strictly organic. It is much healthy for you. Since switching to all organic products, my hubby has been able to come off his diabetes medications.

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  • Coe

    Here in South Florida MacArthur Brand milk is $6.79 a gallon. The grocery store brand is about $3.79 a gallon.

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