Milk Bath: Cleopatra’s Best-kept Beauty Secret

Milk Bath: Cleopatra’s Best-kept Beauty Secret

As the name implies, milk bath- mixing milk with the water and bathing in it has been around as a part of the beauty and relaxation rituals for centuries, even reportedly used by Cleopatra herself! It is believed that she used donkey milk for her daily baths. Other ingredients such as honey and lavender were added often to the milk, with scattered rose petals floating in her bath. Later, Queen Catherine Parr and Queen Elizabeth I, embraced the milk baths to improve their skin  and make it appear more youthful and pale.

Due to its natural skin-smoothing and nourishing characteristics, the milk bath makes a comeback in the recent past. Sleeker than a bubble wash and creamier than a soak, this luxurious bath ritual helps to relax, balance, and nurture your body, leaving the skin feeling softer, smoother, and more radiant looking. 

At Milk and Bubbles, we have developed a unique hydrating formula that combines the lauded benefits of botanicals, clay, salt, cocoa and mango butters,  in addition to our star ingredients - a blend of milk compounds for an indulging bathing experience.

Benefits of Milk & Bubbles Milk Bath

Lactic acid helps exfoliate and hydrates the skin.

The formula features yogurt powder and buttermilk that have a dense concentration of Lactic Acid. It is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that exfoliates dead skin cells, evens out skin texture, and brightens complexion by speeding up cell turnover as well as stimulating cell renewal. Lactic acid is also a vital component of the skin's natural moisturizing factor (NMF) that allows binding water within the skin. These humectants help to attract water molecules and hydrate the top layer of the skin.

Restores moisture to help to prevent dry skin. 

In addition to the hydrating properties of lactic acid, the formula contains cocoa butter, mango butter, and sweet almond oils, all of which have excellent emollient properties. Adding butters and oils to our milk baths makes it truly unique.  These mixtures of fatty acids form a protective barrier over the skin to trap moisture. Moreover, our product contains lauric acid-rich coconut milk powder, which helps replenish the skin and fortify its barrier function.  Finally, our milk bath formula features four salt varieties- Himalayan salt, fine sea salt, Dead Sea salt, and dendritic salt, that are rich in minerals that restore the protective barrier in the skin, leaving it hydrated.

Mild surfactants offer an ultimate cleansing experience.

Sodium Lauryl Sulphoacetate (SLSa) – a vegetable-derived biodegradable gentle and safe cleanser, our bath milk removes dirt, sweat, and sebum from the skin. It also includes a natural cleanser and softener- honey that removes impurities from the skin's surface without stripping moisture. With additional cleansing and detoxifying benefits of clay and baking soda the formula, delivers an ultimate cleansing experience for a fresher, more revived complexion.

Soothes stressed skin.

Some people may find taking a milk bath eases uncomfortable skin irritations and other skin conditions, including eczema, because of the presence of amino acids, fats, vitamins. In addition to the goodness of dairy, our milk bath contains colloidal oatmeal that has been used for centuries to soothe dry, itchy skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Besides, salts are easily absorbed through the cell wall of the skin and encourage anti-inflammatory reactions reducing swelling as well as wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

The milk bath creates an overall relaxed, comfortable feeling. Gentle and restful fragrances plus scattered rose petals filled with milky water not only rejoice senses but also give you a spa-at-home experience.  Milk & Bubbles Milk Bath comes in four different fragrances:


Relish in a milky bath at the end of the day to unwind while promoting beautiful and healthy.