This luxurious delight of a bath is an updated version of one Cleopatra might have used to keep her skin soft and smooth. (Here is a hint: The lactic acid in the main ingredient has amazing skin-softening properties. Cleopatra swore by asses’ milk. This formula calls for an easier-to-find substitute!)
The bath has the added benefit of helping to remove toxins, and being very calming and relaxing, too. Read the simple but heavenly formula here:
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons Epsom salts
1/2 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
1. Combine ingredients and pour into the stream of warm water as your tub fills.
2. Immerse yourself and soak for 15 minutes or so.
Adapted from 365 Simple Pleasures, collected by Susannah Seton (Conari Press, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Susannah Seton. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from 365 Simple Pleasures, collected by Susannah Seton (Conari Press, 2001).