Ancient Beauty Secrets Looking at the contents of some beauty products on the market today you will find that many of the active ingredients are not new, in fact, many of them have been used since ancient times.
The main difference is that key ingredients in new formulas are diluted with fillers and contain potentially toxic chemicals.
Parabens – Preservative - can disrupt estrogen production - been found in malignant tumours.
Phthalates – A known hormone disruptor and linked to reproductive defects
Benzoyl Peroxide– A known skin and eye irritant linked to tumour growth.
Triclosan– Potential Endocrine disruptor.
Why not make your own 100% natural and effective skin and hair tonics that have stood the test of time, easy to make, economical and beneficial.
Cleopatra Honey Scrub Bathing in milk and honey is a well documented practice of Egyptian royalty, but they also used a variety of natural creams and exfoliates. A recently discovered formula for a skin scrub was found on a piece of medical papyrus dating back to the court of Thuthmosis III (1425 BC).
Ingredients: 1 part Honey 1 part Lower Egyptian Salt – (use sea salt) 1 part Natron – naturally occurring sodium salt (baking soda can be substituted)
Essential oils were likely used to give a pleasant fragrance and added healing benefits. Frankincense and myrrh and other precious oils were cherished in Ancient Egypt and just a few drops would be used in their formulas.
To make the scrub: Thoroughly grind all of the ingredients together and let set for 20 minutes before applying onto the skin. Leave on for a few minutes then wash off with warm water. It is always advisable to try any new preparation or treatment on a tiny patch of skin to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction.