Legend has it that Cleopatra would have donkeys milked every day to benefit her opulent daily bathing rituals. True or not, donkey milk was, in fact, her skincare secret weapon. According to philosopher Pliny the Elder, she bathed and moisturized with it to prevent wrinkles, soften the skin, and brighten her complexion. In other words, to stay forever young. Perhaps due to K-beauty's recognition of the natural, fast-absorbing lactate nicknamed "white gold" as being higher in Vitamin C and protein than cow milk, the ancient ingredient is making a comeback.
How to bathe like Cleopatra!
Cleopatra, Queen of Ancient Egypt, took baths in donkey milk to preserve her beauty and youth
By: Alex. For Caesar and Pompey had known her when she was still a girl and inexperienced in affairs, but she was going to visit Antony at the very time when women have the most brilliant beauty. Preserving that great beauty required great effort, and women from the ancient world utilized cosmetics made entirely from natural, though often rather questionable, ingredients. To preserve the vitality and beauty of her skin, it is said that Cleopatra regularly took baths in donkey milk. Cleopatra was not the only one who enjoyed the benefits of the donkey milk baths; historic records show that donkey milk was often used as a treatment to revitalize the skin. The farm is home to donkeys and produces donkey milk, a product that is creating a lot of interest among health professionals. Allergies are currently on the rise in industrialised countries and lactose intolerance is especially high in southern Europe and Italy in particular.
Cleopatra’s Donkey Milk Bath
Good afternoon bees! Did you have a nice weekend? We decided it was time to slow down and engage in some much-needed rest and relaxation, as the changing of seasons always leaves us feeling a bit sluggish! Yes she really did!