Milk Bath That Cleopatra Would Love

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Leaves your skin gently scented and feeling like silk.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups powdered milk
  • 14 cup oatmeal
  • 14 cup orrisroot chips (has a soft violet scent)
  • 13 cup almond meal
  • 1 capsule vitamin E (break open into dry ingredients)
  • 13 cup cornstarch


  1. Combine ingredients, making sure that it's completely mixed.
  2. Store in a bottle or container (I use a jam canning jar).
  3. When you are ready to add it to your bath, scoop the desired amount of te mixture and tie securely in a muslin bag or even a facecloth will do.
  4. Tie to the faucet allowing the warm water to run over the bag.
  5. *to make almond meal: using a blender, grind up blanced or slivered almonds to a powdered consistency.
Most Helpful

I finally managed to find orris root chips, and let me tell you, the smell is worth the hunt! This a very subtle mixture with everything blending beautifully and all the ingredients compliment each other nicely. Did I mention it felt really good, too? I spooned the mixture into muslin bags (got 9 of them) and used 2 in the bath, tying them to the drain chain. If you let your bags float in the water, the ingredients aren't going to disperse properly. I will definitely be making this one again; I love it!

Kay D. August 17, 2004

I loved this too! I didn't have orrisroot either but I used some more milk and oatmeal! Thanks--- it was very soothing!

Monica in PA December 15, 2003

This is a bath I enjoyed using. It left my skin feeling silky, soft and very smooth besides feeling clean and good, ofcourse! Since I did not have orrisroot chips, I used a little more cornflour instead(since I've learnt that they can be substituted). However, on the instructions to use this bath, I've made a note to use a few drops of jasmine essential oil(I adore the scent of this oil!) for a wonderfully romantic bath!:)I've made a batch of this for gift-giving to a very dear friend of mine. Thanks so much for sharing!

Charishma_Ramchandani November 08, 2003