You have no doubt heard that Cleopatra, history's most famous Queen of Egypt bathed in milk, but did you know it was donkey milk?
The Roman Emperor Nero's wife, Poppaea Sabina, although lesser known, also bathed in donkey milk. Pliny the Elder, a naturalist from antiquity, wrote:
"It is generally believed that ass milk effaces wrinkles in the face, renders the skin more delicate, and preserves its whiteness. And it is a well-known fact, that some women are in the habit of washing their face with it seven times daily, strictly observing that number. Poppaea, the wife of the Emperor Nero, was the first to practise this; indeed, she had sitting-baths, prepared solely with ass milk, for which purpose whole troops of she-asses used to attend her on her journeys." (wikepedia)
Like so many modern people, we find donkey milk somewhat detestable, for no other reason than it comes from an animal called an ass. Goat Milk, on the other hand (and more specifically, goat milk from the adorably sweet caprine milking pair, Salt and Pepper) seems profoundly more acceptable! Why bathe in the milk of an ass when you can bathe in luxuriously creamy goat milk?