I spent most of yesterday’s cool gray rainy day either writing or reading. The research for my untitled novel and essay paper led me to a website for “Cleopatra’s Milk and Honey” bath. I read through the ingredients and realized I had everything I needed; powdered whole milk and honey (image that). I also modified to include Lavender oil that we bought when we were in Egypt. Although in retrospect I should have used the Egyptian Lotus oil (ah, next time).
The first observation was the cats. Two cats were asleep in the bedroom window and the other on the bed. I added the milk and honey to the running bath water and they woke up sniffing the air. It did smell good. The eldest cat jumped on the edge of tub and looked as though he wanted lap up the water. I added the lavender oil and he lost interest, but remained in the bathroom.
The second significant thing that occurred was when I got into the tub was that I melted immediately. I just laid there with my eyes closed doing some meditation and breath work until the water became significantly cooler. I did a quick shower just to rinse off residue (like I always do). I toweled off and put on something cool and comfortable. I came back to my computer, but decided I really NEEDED a nap. I laid down for ½ hour (which is a short nap for me) and I woke up still feeling wonderful; relaxed and in balance.
It was a magnificent self indulgence.
CLEOPATRA MILK AND HONEY bath ingredients:
I read and thought of some creative ways to enhance and vary this experience:
Optional Enhancements (try not to overwhelm your senses with too many aromas)
Additional ambiance (if desired – I used the gray lighting of a rainy day and harmony of easy rainfall)
Video clip to demonstrate creating your sacred space for a Cleopatra Milk and Honey Bath.
(Mental note: I have to tell my Honey, we are out of honey; smile)
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