Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Cleopatra was famous for bathing in milk and soothing her skin with milk's natural beauty-enhancing properties. Rich in protein, calcium and vitamins, milk is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it smooth and moisturized; the lactic acid in milk keeps the skin clean and fresh by cleansing it down to the deepest layers. It also helps ease nervous tension and restlessness. The lavender and citrus peel in this bath formula stimulate the circulatory system and add a wonderfully luxuriant aroma to the treatment.
1 cup dried milk powder OR 2 cups fresh milk(if you have oily skin, use nonfat)
1/4 cup orange peels
1/4 cup lemon peels
4 drops lavender essential oil
Draw a warm bath and while water is flowing slowly add dried milk, orange and lemon peels and lavender oil. Soak for 20 minutes. Pat dry and moisturize if needed.
From the book Secrets of the Spas by Catherine Bardey