Beauty Recipes of Cleopatra


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Natural Homemade Beauty Recipes of Cleopatra

Cleopatra developed the art of self-adornment into a science, aiding her in beguiling her Roman admirers, Caesar and Antony. Moreover, Cleopatra was the first of the high priestesses of an era of cosmetics, and knew enough about the feminine arts of beauty to write a book about it, and to become a STANDARD for feminine beauty!

let's take a look at the beauty tips and secrets, as well at the beauty regime of Cleopatra..

Cleopatra's some natural homemade skin care recipes

Buttermilk and Fennel Cleansing Milk (for oily skin)

1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tabs of crushed fennel seeds

Heat the milk and fennel seeds on top of a double boiler for 30 minutes. Turn off heat, and let it steep for 2 hours. Cool, strain, and then pour into a bottle and refrigerate. This cleansing milk keeps for 2 weeks.

Cleopatra's Sesame Oil-Pulling Cleanser (For Dry Skin)

Apply sesame oil to your face and neck. Then, help to 'pull' and remove the oil from your skin, as well as the makeup from your skin with a washcloth that's been soaked in hot water, and then wrung out. Finish with a apple cider vinegar rinse which is also a wonderful pH Balancer.

Cleopatra's Grape Facial (for over-sunned faces)

1 cup of green grapes
1 tsp of honey

Crush the green grapes to a pulp. Add the honey and mix. Apply to a clean, damp face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse well.

Cleopatra's Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse (restores the natural pH balance or acid mantle to your skin)

1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
1 basin filled with warm water

Pour the apple cider vinegar into the warm water. Thoroughly splash your face with the rinse. And, then let your face dry without using a towel. Acne sufferers should try this also, but be sure to start with a perfectly clean face!

Cleopatra's Soothing Cucumber Cream Recipe

1 whole cucumber, unpeeled
1/2 oz of white paraffin
2 oz of sweet almond oil

Cut the cucumber into chunks and purée it in the food processor or blender. Strain the pulp through a strainer lined with cheesecloth. Melt the wax in a small bowl in the top of a glass or enamel double boiler over medium heat. As soon as the wax is melted, slowly add the oil, stirring gently. Add the strained cucumber and blend thoroughly.

Remove the pot from the heat and cover with a clean towel. Let the mixture cool very slowly to prevent crystals from forming in the wax. Then, stir mixture once or twice until cool. When the mixture is completely cool and smooth, store it in a tightly capped glass container in the refrigerator. It will keep for two months.

To use in your beauty regime, smooth a bit of cream every night around the tender skin of your face and neck.

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