The Truth About Cleopatra and Her Silky Brown Skin

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October 19, 2015

If you have never had the chance to research Cleopatra VII, and her natural born ethnicity, I highly recommend that you do. There is so much controversy over weather she is black, white, Egyptian, Greek, Macedonian or African that it’s pure comedy, and very confusing trying to understand the truth.

Of course, a large proportion of people are quick to disassociate Cleopatra from being black. Many would insist that she’s Egyptian or Caucasian. However, the majority believe she is a mixture of Egyptian and African. From what I could put together on my own, I would have to go along with the majority and say she is black with brown skin. Obviously no one is for certain and probably never will be.

One thing we do know is Cleopatra is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in history. Until recently that is. Archaeologists have discovered a 2,000 year old coin hidden in a bank vault which supposedly shows her ugly truth.

Bottom Line: Cleopatra is known for her beautiful skin. It’s been said that she preserved her renowned beauty by bathing in fresh milk from goats and horses.

The soothing and moisturizing qualities of goat milk have made it a revered cosmetic ingredient for centuries, and especially useful for delicate or damaged skin. The ancient Greeks and Romans used milk products as treatments for skin injuries. Butter was created specifically for use on burned skin and as a coating for glossing one’s hair! In the nineteenth century, Europe had “whey” (the watery part of milk that separates from the curd in cheese making) spas which were sought by people looking for healing skin therapies.

From ancient times until today, milk and milk products have been used as an excellent source of nutrition and for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.

MILK BATH RECIPES

Once concocted, store in an airtight plastic or glass container or jar.
When using pour desired amount, usually 1/4 cup, into running warm bath water.

Buttermilk Bath
1/4 cup dry buttermilk (or dry milk)
1/4 cup Nonfat Dry Milk
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1/8 teaspoons essential oil of your choice
Mix all the ingredients with a wire wisk.

Oatmeal Milk Bath
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 T. hazelnut oil
6 drops lavender oil
Put oats in muslin bag.
Add the rest of the ingredients directly to bath.

Silk Milk Bath
1 cup instant powdered skim milk
1 tablespoon powdered orris root
3/4 cup Dead Sea salt (best to use fine salt, or ground up in a blender)
10 drops Jasmine oil
7 drops Ylang-Ylang oil
5 drops Bergamot oilPut the first three ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Scoop out about 1/2 cup and place in a smaller bowl. Add your essential or fragrance oils one at a time and mix well after each one. Add the scented salts to the rest of the remaining salts, and mix well.

Summer Milk Bath Recipe
2 cups powdered milk
1 T dried orange peel
2 tsp dried lavender flowers
2 tsp dried rose petals
2 tsp dried marigold flowers
Drizzle of sweet almond oilCombine all of the above and display in a decorative bottle. To use, scoop a generous amount into a muslin bag and hang from faucet. You will get all the benefits of a luxurious bath without the messy cleaning job.

Honey Milk Bath
1/2 cup dry milk (I use soy dry milk)
1/2 cup honey
1 Tablespoon glycerine (Wal-mart in pharmacy section or a drug store)
1 Tablespoon extract
Mix all the ingredients with a wire wisk.

Herbal Milk Bath
1 cup cornstarch
2 cups dry milk powder
2 T. of your favorite herbs
Combine in blender.

Milk/Salt Bath
1 ½ cup Sea salt
1 cup Epsom
1 cup powdered milk
Add mixture to water.

Coconut/Almond Milk Bath Recipe
3 cup powdered milk
1 Tablespoon each of almond and coconut oil
3 drops vanilla extract
4 drops almond extract
Add mixture to water.

Courtyard Milk Bath Recipe
2 cups dry powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup baking soda
6 drops scented oil
5 drops vanilla scented oil
4 drops lavender scented oil
4 drops lemongrass scented oil
In a large bowl, combine the ingredients above and then transfer to a decorative jar.
Add about a cup to your bath and then enjoy.

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