In ancient times, many of the conveniences of modern life were reserved for royalty. Comfortable beds, exotic foods, and luxurious baths to name a few.
Cleopatra, Queen of Ancient Egypt, took baths in sour milk to preserve the beauty and youth of her skin. Legend has it that 700 donkeys were needed to provide enough milk for her daily bath. Fortunately, we don’t need 700 donkeys, and we don’t have to suffer through the stench of sour milk.
What’s so great about a milk bath?
Milk is a great natural ingredient for skincare because it contains lactic acid, which is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Most AHA is sourced from natural ingredients such as milk, but it can also be synthesized in a lab. We prefer the natural versions. AHAs help to slough off dead skin cells leaving your skin soft and bright. While Cleopatra may not have known the science, she certainly noticed the benefits.
Essential Goat Milk Bath Soak is an amazing bath soak, but can also be used in other ways.
Try these out!
For a relaxing bath after a long day or just because, pour 2 – 8 ounces of Goat Milk Bath Soak into the tub and add 2 – 4 drops of lavender, and 1- 3 drops of geranium.
For a refreshing bath to start your day, or if you need to wake up before a night out: pour 2 – 8 ounces of Goat Milk Bath Soak into the tub and add 2 – 4 drops of bergamot, 1 – 2 drops of rose, 1 – 3 drops rosemary and 1 drop of grapefruit.
For a wonderful prep for shaving your legs: add up to ½ cup of sugar to 2 – 8 ounces of Goat Milk Bath Soak and ½ cup of virgin coconut oil. This creates a wonderful exfoliating scrub! Wet your legs, use your new Goat Milk Bath Soak scrub, rinse, and shave.
For a lovely body powder after yoga or exercise, add 5 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of grapefruit and 2 drops of rosemary to 2 ounces of Goat Milk Bath Soak.
For a foot soak add 1 drop of chamomile, 1 drop of grapefruit, 3 drops of lavender, 1 drop of peppermint to 2 ounces of Goat Milk Bath Soak.