Do you find yourself looking for ways to achieve that desired sense of tranquility and serenity?
We are all aware pure aromatic essential oils, but did you know Cleopatra also used these in her glamarous beauty routine? Read on to find out about these luxurious wellness rituals and how they can be incorporated into your own beauty routine.
Rose, lavender, jasmine, and lemongrass essential oils— were some of victorious Queen Cleopatra’s most favoured fragrant scents, using the healing powers of herbs and flowers to make herself and her surroundings healthy and attractive.
Egyptologist Ambika Parekh tells us in The Observer that “she always had an oblong pot of gold in which she ladled a powerful spiced perfume made from a particular kind of wild orchid that grew in the hills above the Valley of the Kings”
In the 2nd millennium BC in the area of Fayoum, the Western Desert in ancient Egypt, in the city of Alexandria, the Ancient Egyptians cultivated the world’s first known garden of fragrance. It is believed that through the Enfleurage technique, Cleopatra was able to extinguish 6,400 pounds of incense every day.
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You’ll find out that ancient Egyptian culture, when it comes to fragrance, no one seems to stand ahead of the enlightened women of the time. The story of Art and Archeology of Scent in Ancient Egypt is phenomenal. Take a look.
Use Essential Oils to Win with Wellness
A holistic and natural remedy that has entranced the world for 1,500 years.
I use essential oils for aromatic anchoring to manage my physical, mental and emotional health. The smelling of essential oils helps to heal, calm, and improve the well-being of the body and mind. The sense of smell is recognised by some researchers as being the most recognised sense.
Known for its ability to springboard one person’s thoughts to the mind and nostalgia of another, and to bring children and adults alike, to a place of nostalgia and reminiscence that induces a sensation of complete and profound emotions, changes and memories.
For example, a favourite smell of a person can elicit a sense of intimacy and calm, whereas a hated smell can make a person angry and aggressive.
I love the sweet scent of “the Queen of Flowers”, Damask Rose toners and candles. It’s refreshing and uplifting. The smell lingers, creates ambiance, and my mind and body relaxes, resulting in a sense of well-being. Rose water smells like the smell of flowers blooming, and the smell of cool water. It is a great daily wellness practice.
Shakespeare written about the queen’s beauty ritual in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ and even mentioned that her cedar-wood ships had the scent of rose water, so that when it was blown in the wind, the wind-blossom signalled her arrival to her lover. Rose toner and Gold skincare gave her an ageless look that never faded. It was believed that your body turned into flowers so it wasn’t uncommon for people to wear wreaths or even carry bouquets in their hair. For this reason, women often dyed their hair with henna before they got married because it would eventually turn red like the petals of roses.
A new study published in the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine reveals how corsages used to signify one’s rank in ancient Egypt. The study explains how the lavish use of roses was reserved for royalty and those at court (particularly priests). This practice could be seen even today when we are given rose bouquets during awards shows.
We’ve all heard of the power of lavender to calm and soothe. The Ancient Egyptians used lavender for everything from scenting their bodies to freshening up rooms and healing insomnia and menstrual cramps. Lavender was so important to them it even appeared on their currency! I use lavender today for the same reasons. It’s soothing scent can help you sleep better at night or relax during a massage while its antiseptic properties work wonders. Lavender is such an amazing plant with so many wonderful benefits!
Make Your House Your Wellness Oasis
You can recreate Cleopatra’s benefits of essential oils for wellness routine, with B&A’s eco-friendly aromatherapy candle offerings. An essential oil candle to use at home. Whenever you light it up, the smell will help you maintain health and vitality!
Meditation and freedom spread with the scent of Ylang-ylang essential oil. Its aromatherapy is used for improved memory and concentration. Diffusing ylang-ylang in your home will promote relaxation and wellness. Breathing in the scent of Lavender and Rose fragrance composition brings calmness.
The captivating beauty and fragrance of blossoms, the fresh and ripe fruits make your home adorable. Blend of ingredients offers you refresh and inner peace; transforms your home into a private wellness oasis. Let yourself be in nature right at your home.
The purple lavender fields with endless stretching to the horizon and its seductive scent has been linked to improving mood, clearing the mind, and relieving stress. Lemon is an entirely natural ingredient that also serves as a home health remedy. Spreading Lemon essential oil into the air will help in anxiety-reducing and uplifting the mood afterwards.
The root of goodness is the self-nature of human beings, find yourself relaxed and meditating in the aromatherapy of Ylang-ylang. The combination of Orange and Lemon essential oil provides a feeling of joy and peace. Focus on yourself in balance, calm and mindfulness.
Be taken through an amazing sensual experience of holiday crystalline sea and romantic sunsets on beaches of volcanic sand – travelling to a wonderful and amazing Santorini island. This atmosphere awakes the energy of youth and enthusiasm. Diffusing Orange and Lemon essential oil throughout the room bring a sense of recovery and boost the spirit. Combined with fragrants of Rosemary, is wellness of life.
Treat yourself like a queen with a beauty aromatherapy routine that supports your overall health and wellbeing from easing stress or anxiety, to giving you the energy you need and an entirely gorgeous-smelling home.