3 Reasons You Should Add Donkey Milk To Your Daily Beauty Routine

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3 Reasons You Should Add Donkey Milk To Your Daily Beauty Routine

I know what you are thinking, why in the world would you add donkey milk to your daily beauty routine? Even if you have heard of the benefits of milk for beauty, you may be wondering what makes donkey milk so unique?

One of the many reasons is that donkey milk has been used for beauty for thousands of years. Cleopatra, the Queen of Ancient Egypt, was known for her beauty, and Queen Cleopatra turned to donkey milk to maintain her coveted youth and beauty. You may recall hearing the legend that she required 700 donkeys to produce enough donkey milk to accommodate her daily baths.


Other than being referred to as donkey milk, sometimes it is referred to as asses' milk, or the much more refined French translation, Lait d'Anesse.

Regardless of what it is called, there are many reasons to add donkey's milk to your daily routine.

Beauty Benefit #1

Antioxidant and Nutrient-Rich

Sometimes we forget that our skin is our body's largest organ. That being the case, we must nourish our skin both internally and externally.

Instead of using chemical-filled skincare and beauty products, try natural donkey milk soap, which is packed full of powerful antioxidants and nutrients. These include essential vitamins such as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D, and C, as well as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.

Properly nourished skin simply looks younger and healthier. Donkey's milk is gentle enough to be used from head to toe and is especially useful to cleanse the delicate skin of babies, or adults with sensitive skin.

It is also a fragrance-free beauty product, making French Lait d'Anesse soap a simple way to enjoy its beauty benefits daily.

Donkey milk pouring

Beauty Benefit #2

Powerful Anti-Aging and Healing Properties

Donkey's milk also contains essential fatty acids, that, when regularly applied to your skin, will provide you with potent anti-ageing and healing properties.

The fatty acids will help to erase and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and will actually work to regenerate damaged skin. Donkey milk is also useful in healing and soothing minor skin abrasions.



Donkey milk is both a gentle exfoliator and a powerful moisturiser. 

What this means, is that with consistent use, your skin will soften and smooth, as well as feel firmer and tighter.

Don't forget that donkey's milk cleanses while it softens and smooths, making it a very versatile beauty product.

Donkey on a dirt road in the French countryside

How Can You Find Donkey's Milk To Add To Your Skincare And Beauty Routine?

While it is not impossible, it is fair to say that it is not easy to acquire fresh donkey's milk. Even if you can, it would be difficult to keep enough raw milk on hand for your beauty needs.

On top of that, it is a liquid, making it challenging to apply to your skin. The good news is that you can easily find beauty products made with this powerful beautifier, such as our handmade Lait d'Anesse soap. Also, be on the lookout for other beauty products made with donkey milk, such as hand and body lotions.

If donkey's milk is a good fit for Queen Cleopatra, then it is a good fit for you too!

Just make sure that the products you choose are made with natural ingredients; otherwise, the chemical content will overpower the natural benefits you wish to achieve.

Et Vous?

Have you ever tried Donkey Milk products? Have you ever heard of it? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments and please share this with your family, friends and Shrek (he has a donkey friend).

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