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Donkey milk through the ages ...


Donkey milk's virtues are known since ancient times.

Here are a few examples of its use :

Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt from 51 to 30 BC ; her legendary charm and her beauty seduced Julius Caesar and then Antony ; and Ppppea, Roman Empress, wife of Emperor Nero (around 65 AC). They both possessed herds of hundreds of donkeys and took daily baths in donkey milk.

Donkey milk was also used as remedy (by the ancient Greeks) and considered as a luxury drink (by the Romans).

Hippocrate (Greek physician 460-377 BC). Regarded as one of the most outstanding figures in medicine, he recommended donkey milk for many deseases (poisoning, joint pains, healing of wounds).

Buffon (French naturalist 1749-1804) indicates in his Natural History : donkey milk is a tested and scientific remedy for certain deseases.

Donkey milk replaced maternal milk in 19th and 20th centuries. Infants used to suck directly from female donkeys udder. Elegant and sophisticated ladies used to pay a high price for this precious beverage.

Analysis and Characteristics of donkey milk protein and lactose proportions close to those of woman's maternal milk. Enriched with essential nutriments and trace elements. Contains vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, D and E. Contains polyunsaturated fatty acids. Hypoallergenic Surfactant

It moisturizes the skin.

It nourishes and soothes dry skin.

It improves the appearance of the deshydrated and tired skins

Donkey milk and our products: We use donkey milk for all of our products : Solid soaps and liquid soaps from our Shamâne range - Cosmetics from our Shamâne range Donkey milk acts in synergy with vegetal raw materials of high quality used in every formula.

Raw donkey milk is incorporated in our products in order to preserve all its active ingredients. It is a valuable contribution to keep skin healthy, smooth and glowing.