Share on Facebook

5 Things To Do with Milk

Milk makes your bones strong, but it can also remove ink stains, liven up your skin, and refresh frozen fish. Keep reading for more of milk’s marvelous uses.

1 / 7

Powdered milk makes a wonderful, soothing face mask.

2 / 7

1. Make Frozen Fish Taste Fresh

If you want fish from your freezer to taste like it was freshly caught, try this trick. Place the frozen fish in a bath of milk until it thaws. The milk will make it taste fresher.





3 / 7

2. Repair Cracked China

Before you throw out that cracked plate from your grandmother’s old china set, try mending it with milk. Place the plate in a pan, cover it with milk (fresh or reconstituted powdered milk), and bring to the boil. As soon as it starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes. The protein in the milk will miraculously meld most fine cracks.







4 / 7

3. Clean and Soften Dirty Hands

Yard work or cleaning up the garage usually results in stained and gritty hands, and regular soap just won’t get it off, but this will. Make a paste of rolled oats and milk and rub it vigorously on your hands. The stains will be gone and the oats-and-milk mixture will soften and soothe your skin.









5 / 7

4. Remove Ink Stains From Clothes

To remove ink stains from coloured clothes, an overnight milk bath will often do the trick. Just soak the affected garment in milk overnight and launder in the washing machine as usual the next day.




6 / 7

5. Give Yourself a Facial

Here’s another way to give yourself a fancy spa facial at home. Make a mask by mixing ¼ cup of powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat your face with the mixture, let it dry completely, then rinse with warm water. Your face will feel fresh and rejuvenated.







7 / 7

Want More of 5 Things To Do?

check out our 5 Things page!