The question came up when my wife proposed we wash our son’s head with donkey milk soap to deal with something that looked a lot like dandruff. I then recalled that a friend of ours claimed that he got rid of a similar problem using donkey milk soap.
Frankly speaking, I don’t believe in stories about remedies using strange products. In this case, I thought “It’s just a piece of soap. It can do no harm.” Even more convincing was what it meant to go against my wife’s opinion.
Yeah, sure. Why not?
Much to my surprise, the dandruff-like stuff disappeared after about a month. We’ve been using donkey milk soap ever since. Searching a bit for donkey milk I discovered that its use for cosmetic, medical and alimentary purposes has been recorded since antiquity. It was used by Cleopatra, Pauline Bonaparte and Poppaea Sabina for cosmetic reasons. It is considered to be the closest to woman’s milk. It’s mentioned by Hippocrates , father of medicine, Pliny the Elder and Encyclopaedia Britannica. In December 2014, Pope Francis said he was brought up on donkey milk!
There is more, quite impressive, information in this Wikipedia article.A rather more scientific explanation of the benefits of donkey milk in reducing wrinkles can be found in this article by Joseph Schwarcz (Dr. Joe if you prefer).
Convinced that donkey milk soap is a product worth using and recommending, I decided to make DonkeyMilkSoap.com, a website dedicated to donkey milk soap and donkey milk products in general. I also run my blog, where I post news, opinions or anything that I find interesting about donkey milk, donkey milk cosmetics, and, last but not certainly not least, my favorite animals-donkeys!
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