Monday, February 22, 2010

Cleopatra's Milk Bath

Have you heard about the new spa treatment: Cleopatra's Milk Bath? This fresh milk bath takes just one hour, costs \$100 and is suppose to cleanse and moisturize the skin. The treatment is inspired by the Egyptian queen Cleopatra that had a remarkable beauty and uniquely smooth and soft skin. It is believed that she was bathing in milk.

If it worked for Cleopatra, it surely should make magic for us. Shall you try a milk spa that runs \$100 for an hour or create your own milk bath at home? How much milk would you need for such a bath assuming that you use 50% milk and 50% hot water? How expensive the homemade milk bath may be?

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Claire said...

Well... let's see here. I have a larger bathtub that will hold approx 100 gallons... so let's say that I use 50 gallons of milk, and a gallon will cost me \$3 at the local walmart. That right there is \$150 - so its already more expensive than the spa treatment.

Of course, back in the day, Cleopatra probably didn't use homogenized 2% milk, but took it directly for the source - so my answer is that it depends on how much the cow costs you(to buy, feed and house) and how often you take a milk bath... you may just be better off going to the spa. That and if you do it at home, you will probably have kids wanting to barge in at every moment...

Maria said...

Very funny and very familiar.
I would also vote for spa. In addition to the impressive price difference, just imagine buying, bringing home and recycling 50 containers of milk.