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Bathe Like an Egyptian Bath

Legend has it that Cleopatra used to bathe in milk and honey--the perfect recipe for soft, hydrated skin.  Naturally, I thought of this as the perfect antidote to the dry skin the change of seasons can bring on.  It feels purely decadent to soak in this rich liquid and your skin feels incredible afterward.  The lactic acid in the milk gently exfoliates your skin, while the honey helps it retain moisture and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.  I recommend full-fat milk since it is mega-nourishing for your skin--so save the two percent for drinking.  Organic is also a must--who wants anything treated with unnatural things on their skin? Plan to take some time in the bath: grab a good book, drink a cup of chamomile tea, and feel as pampered as an Egyptian queen!  And feel free to imagine scantily clad buff servants fanning you with big palm leaves as you soak.


2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup honey

Favorite bubble bath (optional)

Pour milk and honey under running water.  Make bath water hot but not too hot.  Add bubbles if desired.  Soak in bath for at least 30-45 minutes. For best results, exfoliate before bathing and slather on your favorite body butter after.  Enjoy!

Note: be sure to clean your bath after so you don't leave traces of milk and honey in it. 

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in the 1963 film by the same name. Bathing never looked so glamorous!

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in the 1963 film by the same name. Bathing never looked so glamorous!

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