Cleopatras Rose Petal Milk Bath

Her Secret Beauty Bath Recipe

Cleopatra in Rose Petals

Cleopatras Rose Petal Milk Bath recipe. Well.... as close to it as we can replicate anyway.

The truth is, the beautiful Cleopatra did indeed bathe in baths filled with milk and rose petals; only she used milk from donkeys.

She actually took whole herds of them with her when she traveled, in order to produce enough milk to keep her supplied for her daily baths.

Since we don't have a herd of donkeys to supply us with enough milk to fill a bath tub; we can modify the recipe, to achieve the same effect. Keep reading for the secret recipe.....

Cleopatra was a very beautiful women, known for having soft, perfect skin and timeless beauty.

She was way ahead of her time in the beauty department; and as it turns out, she knew what she was talking about after all! Here's why;

Milk protein helps to soften dead skin cells, thus they are easily removed, stimulating the skin to produce new, softer, healthy cells.

Milk contains lactic acid, or AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) This is commonly used in the better skin care products.

Milk is very softening and soothing for over dry skin.

Rose petals are great for the face; they act as a facial toner and astringent, giving your skin a more youthful look.

It's no wonder the legendary beauty had such beautiful skin!

Cleopatras Rose Petal Milk Bath Recipe

You will Need;

4 Cups Buttermilk, Coconut Milk, Powdered Milk or Whole Milk(or if possible;milk from a donkey)

10 Drops Rose Essential Oil (Your choice of Fragrance)

2 Tablespoons Carrier Oil (Almond, Virgin Olive Oil)

Caution; Don't use Almond Oil if you have nut allergies!

1/2 Cup Rose Petals (From your garden) Please use only petals that are organically grown!

2 Tablespoons Honey


  • Fill your tub with warm water, and add your chosen milk product
  • While the tub is filling, pour the honey in under the warm running water.
  • In another container, Mix together your rose essential oil (Your choice of scent), with your chosen carrier oil.
  • Pour the oil mixture over the rose petals, and gently stir the mix to combine it.
  • Drop the petals into the warm bath water and submerge.


You will not only emerge feeling very soft, but also with the scent of roses!

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