Cleopatra’s Milk Bath Formula

Cleopatra was famous for her beautiful skin. Her secret was that she soaked in baths of fresh milk.

Modern laboratories now know why milk worked such wonders for her skin: the lactic acid in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid, a natural material that dissolves the glue that holds dead skin cells together. Milk can cleanse the skin down to its deepest layers.

This secret beauty formula couldn’t be simpler. Add 2 to 4 cups of fresh milk or buttermilk to the bathwater as the tub is filling. Soak for a good 20 minutes. Gently rub your skin with a washcloth or loofa to slough off the dead skin. Rinse your body thoroughly after soaking.

Caution: Very hot baths are not good for those with high blood pressure, and they can be draining for anyone. Skip this bath if you are allergic to milk or are lactose intolerant.

50 comments

Mickey Jhon
Past Member 7 months ago

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Colleen Prinssen
Colleen Prinssen3 years ago

this will offend vegans. this is not vegan. maybe mix all the milk. a soy, hemp, 7 grain, coconut, almond, hazelnut, rice, pumpkin, bamboo milks. for good fun.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks.

Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago

What a WASTE....................

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

Have you seen the movie 'Carry on, Cleo'?

Magdalen B.
Magdalen B.4 years ago

Marie, I thought it was asses' milk she used.

Jessica C.
Jessica C.4 years ago

@ Lydia P,it actually hurts cows not to be milked. Just as with people (women), if the cow is lactating, not being milked causes them great discomfort. Milking them is actually quite helpful.

Lydia Price

It would bother me to the extreme to waste the hard work and life's blood of living creatures for a shampoo or bath. Natural doesn't always mean kind. Bathing in milk, or honey in shampoo is disrespectful to the creatures that suffered to produce it. Drink milk if you must, use honey for sore throats, but for mercy's sake, don't waste the painfully given products of their bodies by using them for frivolous beauty treatments.

Marie W.
Marie W.4 years ago

Didn't Cleopatra use mare's milk?

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you