Civilizations have used cosmetics for centuries in religious rituals, to enhance beauty, and to promote good health. The beginning of all cosmetics starts with the Ancient Egyptians in 10,000 BCE. People in Egypt use scented oils and ointments to clean and soften their skin and avoid body odor. Oils and creams are used to protect the skin from the sun and wind. Myrrh, thyme, marjoram, chamomile, lavender, lily, peppermint, rosemary, cedar, rose, aloe, olive oil, sesame oil, and almond oil provide the basic ingredients of most perfumes.
The Queen Herself
Queen Cleopatra used to rule ancient Egypt for nearly three decades. She was only 18 years old when she became the dominant ruler, looking over Egypt and all its inhabitants. But she was also recognized for her undeniable beauty and special look. She had distinct features, and an intimidatingly beautiful look, and was always recalled as having a youthful glow. Many wonder how she maintained her youthful skin for so many decades. The answer to that is her favored ritual, of bathing in camel milk.
Cleopatra used to take a queen’s bath in a tub full of camel’s milk. This helped her tighten, plump, soothe, and maintain soft and beautiful glowing skin as she aged. The composition of camel milk includes fatty acids, alpha hydroxy acids, healthy vitamins and minerals, disease-fighting immunoglobulins, and intense moisturization properties that help in healing and protecting the skin. Camel milk supports skin elasticity and aids in brightening and tightening the skin.
The Cammellatte Line combines the powerful ingredient of camel milk with essential oils and other natural ingredients that are incredibly beneficial to the skin, making it a powerhouse for the skin. Some of the most favored ingredients included in the products are shea butter, almond oil, coconut oil, lavender oil, grape seed oil, aloe vera, and jojoba seed oil. As well as, the fragrance is a blend of different essential oils.
Ancient Self-Care Rituals
Cleopatra also practiced other self-care rituals to help her body and herself feel like the queen she truly was. We’ve compiled a list of her most favorite routines.
To help in removing dead skin cells, Cleopatra, exfoliated her skin with a simple salt scrub. She combined essential oils and a good quality fine salt to scrub her wet skin.
3.Aloe Vera Leaf Hair MaskCleopatra swore that to keep her hair thick and healthy, and avoid hair loss, she would use powerful juice from the Aloe Vera leaf and coat her hair and scalp in it before rinsing out. It is also a great source of fatty acids, which helps in moisturizing the skin, or in this case, the scalp.