True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath and beauty blog, where nature is our pantry....grab a cool drink and snatch a few quiet moments here..... Have questions about recipes? Need more detail? Just put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer it.............Anna

Friday, June 7, 2013

Milk Bath in a Bar, homemade milk soap

"Cleopatra's Milk Bath" soap:  Cleopatra had it right, milk is fabulous for the skin. Said to be born 69 years before Christ, in Egypt, she took the throne at the age of 18, and is to this day reknown for her beauty regime of milk baths.

The lactic acid in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid, (a natural acid that dissolves the glue that holds dead skin cells together, clogging our pores ).  It deeply and gently cleanses the skin. The dead, dry skin cells are sloughed off, stimulating the cell cycle and promoting new healthy skin cells and collogen.

Skin feels softer, conditioned and smoother after a milk treatment. I had to capture this in a soap bar.
Hence, "Cleopatra's Milk Bath", a milk bath in a bar.


I used goats milk, soy milk, cows milk and coconut water. 

soy milk and beans


Enriched it, (if that's possible) with shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil,
grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, and a healthy dose of olive oil.
Hands down it is my creamiest, most luxurious feeling soap recipe to date.
I've made it scented with Almond Biscotti fragrance from Brmbleberry, truly decadent.
And, I've left it unscented, and natural, just lovely.
For my fellow Soapers: I superfatted it to 6%



8 comments:

Kristin Bennellick said...

I want one!! :D
I love anything to do with milk on the skin. I've tried a milk AHA mask before and it left my skin feeling silky smooth and simply amazing!!
Would love to know how you made this one hun

xxx

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your soap sounds lovely Anna! I just made a Rosemary Grapefruit shampoo bar that called for Coconut Milk and have been adding it to a couple of other recipes too. GMTA?

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Kristin, thank you! I love milk for the skin too. Love it in bath bombs and soaks as well. Do you make soap? If so, you freeze the milk(s) in ice cube trays and use it as the liquid in the soap recipe, or as half of the liquid. Add the lye to the frozen milk, that way it doesn't scorch it. There are other ways to use milk in soap recipes,this is just one. Worked beautifully! The lather this soap makes is incredible.

Unknown said...

This soap looks luxurious and amazing! Milk is so good for the skin plus all of those added oils - wow!

Chaotic Disarray said...

Can you give me the amounts you used for this recipe? I'm brand new to soaping and probably should be looking at "for dummies" type recipes. I want to use buttermilk in my soaps too! Thanks, again!

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi "chaotic disarray", would love to help you with this recipe. It is a more advanced soaping recipe, email me and I will give you my recipe and tips!
Anna
natureshomespa@gmail.com

Brenda Collins said...

Can I get the recipe for this soap it sounds lovely and my husband has very sensitive skin ,trying to make a soap that he will be able to use and more importantly like. Casacollins@ yahoo.com. I would be so grateful if you could help. Thank you. Brenda collins aka rita larson

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi Brenda,
I'll message you directly via email and help you to create the best milk recipe for your hubby with the oils and butters you have on hand.
"talk" to you soon!
Anna

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