Milk bath

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Milk Baths are just like regular baths, only with an addition of milk and often other scents such as lavender, honey, and essential oils. Cleopatra, Elizabeth I of England, Elisabeth of Bavaria, and others have historically acclaimed the beautifying benefits of these baths.

Milk baths use lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, to dissolve the proteins which hold together dead skin cells.[citation needed]

A milk bath for supposed medicinal purposes for a dying child can be seen in the 1931 film Night Nurse.

Various ingredients[edit]

Mandatory

  • Powdered or Fresh Milk
  • Water

Optional

External links[edit]