Queen Cleopatra was famous in history for being revered as an icon of beauty and eroticism. She won over the hearts of the likes of Caesar and Mark Antony. Cleopatra knew even in the ancient days the secrets to keeping her beauty and those secrets are now known to us.
Let’s be honest for a moment. Through juxtaposition, even if Cleopatra didn’t have a royal flush in the genetic department, her upkeep and beauty rituals far set her apart from those pelted by the damaging rays of the sun on a daily basis. It wasn’t available to everyone at the time, but her bathing practices included taking baths in milk, honey, and other very natural remedies.
Cleopatra was also known for setting up one of the first documented beauty spas right at the Dead Sea! She was infamous for bathing in its nutrient rich mud and hyper saline waters which kept her beauty lasting long into her later years.
Among other not commonly known beauty practices of Cleopatra were her use of Aloe Vera as a healing agent and also as a drink. The juice of the Aloe Vera plant when put into a cup of water created a sheen to the skin. Also, Cleopatra cleansed and conditioned her skin with coconut milk and extra virgin olive oil.
Legend describes the beauty of Cleopatra extending past just her physical form. She was a sensual goddess that would preface her arrival with aromatic flower bouquets and was even said to have quite the angelic voice. All of these sense-pleasing attributes removes all doubt as to why she was considered such a role model even to this day for beauty.
One thing is for certain however is that Cleopatra knew was she was doing. She might not have had scientific evidence backing her up, but she knew that there was something important in the waters of the Dead Sea and it was important enough for her to even build a spa there. Cleopatra’s beauty is eternal and part of what helped this was the Dead sea.