Cleopatra’s Milk and Honey Beauty Bath
Many of us wondered what is the truth that lies behind the myth of this cunning woman, a symbol that couldn’t be shattered through all these centuries.
In an age lacking in famous chemical products we use nowadays, could these ancient cultures find the secret of eternal beauty. The answer is no, instead they probably took the advice of elder women and experimented with them.
The most popular beauty myth related to Cleopatra is her famous baths in goat milk and honey, a combination used today by the cosmetic industry. Due to the lactic acid that milk contains – skin is softened, mixed with honey we can create the perfect combination to indulge our body.
Honey is rich in vitamins and minerals (glucose and fructose) – nutrients that seem to be perfect ‘skin food’.
Beside these ingredients honey has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and can be a great substitute for other medical treatments for wounds.
Cleopatra’s method is not totally unaffordable to the contemporary beauty bath enthusiast, the magical recipe of the Queen of Nile is the following: In a large bowl mix ¼ cup of honey then add the same amount of powdered milk, additionally a teaspoon of jojoba oil. After mixing these add this to your bath water. Soak for 15-20 minutes, let your skin absorb the ingredients. Finally rinse the milk off your skin.
This recipe will provide you with soft, nourished and beautiful skin. Modern cosmetic products adopt the method presented earlier trying to make the magic of milk and honey available for us.