Is It Time For A Milk Bath?

It’s said that Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bathed in milk – which is a much more viable (and sanitary!) alternative. The secret is that milk’s lactic acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid, which dissolves dead skin cells and absorbs humidity from the air to moisturize.

Some people make their own milk baths at home by adding 2 to 4 cups of fresh milk or buttermilk while the bathtub is filling. Liquid or powdered milk may be used. Some people add a few tablespoons of honey or crushed-up oatmeal for added skin conditioning. A few drops of essential oils like vanilla, chamomile or lavender will add a soothing scent to your bath water. Soak for 20 minutes, then gently rub your skin with a loofa to get rid of dead skin, rinse thoroughly before leaving the tub.


  1. Tracy says:

    I go for a milk bath once a week. It’s really relaxing for the skin and good for those dry-type. It may sound a bit hassle for the preparation but it’s always worth it after a bath.

  2. Nikki says:

    Milk really has nutrients essential for the skin.
    There are lots of beauty products now infused with milk from the coconuts or animals.
    I prefer the natural milk for my skin though.
    Since it’s quite costly I just use it for my face sometimes.”

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