Egyptians - our first Eco Green Leaders! Aromatherapy is an ancient practice of using naturally distilled roots, leaves, bark, stems and flowers of plants for their essential oils. Ancient texts describe how Egyptian priests and physicians used essential oils thousand of years before the time of Christ. The Egyptians anointed their bodies with aromatic oils and burned Elemi, Frankincense, Myrrh and Sandalwood incense to glorify their gods. They were the first to use them in the earliest cosmetics - they were certainly the forerunners in the Eco- Green movement! They believed in bathing often and anointing their bodies with the aromatics to keep their skin healthy and youthful.
The Egyptians believed in perfuming their bodies to make themselves more attractive and alluring. Many of their ointments served as medicines as well due to their healing properties. Cleopatra was known for her extravagant use of roses and other aromatics, supposedly to seduce Mark Antony. Queen Nefertiti 1375-1358 B.C. (featured on the cover of Saving Face book) was considered the most beautiful woman of her time even more so than Cleopatra. Her name, means "the beautiful (or perfect) woman has come.“ She was also known for adorning her skin with the precious oils as the Pharaohs all did.
The Egyptians were vain in their appearance. Cosmetics, perfumes and other rituals were an important part of their dress.The oils kept their skin soft and supple and prevented ailments caused by dry, chapped skin.
Simple Special Facial Oil
Mix together 30 ml Rose Rubiginosa ( rosehip oil) 7 drops Carrot Seed 7 drops Frankincense or Geranium 6 drops Rose
Mix and apply over the face and neck after cleansing day and night
Combinations for Wrinkles (natural moisturizers)
1. Mix together 3 drops Frankincense with 3 drops * Gentle Baby Blend Combine with your carrier oil of jojoba, avocado, almond,or apricot kernel, or olive (more in Saving Face Book) in the palm of your hand and apply to face and neck. Can mix in a 15ml bottle for day and night application.
* Gentle Baby is a proprietary blend Consists of: Palmarosa, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Lavender, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot,Jasmine and Lemon - it helps to rejuvenate the skin - improves skin elasticity - reduces wrinkles - soothing to dry, chapped skin - comforting, soothing, relaxing, and beneficial for reducing stress during pregnancy - also helps to reduce stretch marks and scar tissue - also helpful for diaper rash
Combination 2for wrinkles Add together 2 drops Patchouly 3 drops Lavender 4 drops Geranium 6 drops Rosewood Mix in 1 oz of your choice of carrier oil- jojoba, almond, avocado, coconut, or olive oil. Apply day and night
Enjoy the exquisite smells and feel to your skin. For more ideas & information order your own Saving Face Book.