Discover Global Beauty Rituals
Explore a spectrum of Greek beauty customs that transcend time with
Greek Yogurt and Lavender Body Moisturizer
Yogurt and Lavender are deeply interlaced in the Greek culture and were a part of the daily lifestyle during ancient times. While Oxygala was a diet staple, Naardus was a holy herb that constituted the holy essence mentioned in the Song of Solomon. Lavender was known as Nardus in ancient Greece, after the ancient Syrian city of Naarda. It was one of the holy herbs used in Biblical temple to create the holy essence, and Nard as it was popularly called then is also mentioned in the Song of Solomon. This herb aids in skin illumination since it reduces inflammation and is full of antioxidants which protect from the free radicals which make the skin more even toned .
Today the fragrance of lavender is adored in modern homes and lifestyle in various ways like in potpourris, essential oils, incense sticks, aromatic candles, oils and all for it immediately relaxes and puts one at ease. But at one point in time it was a holy herb in Greece - The cradle of western civilization. When you curate this holy herb with a yogurt enriched body moisturizer, you can cradle yourself in calmness even in the middle of chaos.
Greek Charcoal Face Mask
Greeks love beauty and primarily physical beauty. They have always been aware of the natural ageing process of the body and have worked on slowing it down cosmetically. In fact the word cosmetics originates from the Greek word Cosmotikos dating back to 17th century. It was no surprise that dark eye-shadows were a trend back then too. A sign of prestige and beauty in ancient Greece, Charcoal meant healthy skin. Famously called the “Black Magic” and used by Hippocrates and Pliny, Charcoal provided a perfect blend of science and beauty with its spinning electrons that deeply cleansed the skin.
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Discover the enchanting beauty rituals of ancient Egypt with
Egyptian Honey and Castor Hair Oil
The most talked about and a beautiful woman of her time, Cleopatra, was known worldwide for her mesmerizing beauty and mystifying appeal. Her long black and lustrous tresses, a part of that charm, were molded due to her long known beauty secret – which was honey and castor oil. The secret of her divine beauty were in the simple and natural ingredients. Emollient properties of honey made a part of her hair care regimen.
Egyptian Gold Dust Peel Off Face Masque
Gold, depicted by the symbol 'Nebu' in ancient Egypt, has come to define the ancient civilization in the modern world. The 'divine metal' was believed to come from the Sun God, Ra, and its mining, which was primarily done in the region of Nubia, was controlled by a royal monopoly. It is said that the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra often slept with a gold mask on, to keep her skin supple and nourished. Read more about unique stories of gold in Egyptian culture here.
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Discover the floral brilliance of Indian beauty rituals and the uniqueness of Panchamrita with