6. Almond oil
Almond oil was used as a moisturiser and skin toner. Though they didn’t know it then, almond oil contains many of the nutrients that the skin needs to stay healthy including Vitamin E and healthy fats and protein. The ancient Egyptians used to use almond oil as a body moisturiser to be applied after a bath. It would have hydrated and softened their skin and, as we now know, almond oil also has some incredible anti-ageing properties.
Egyptian women used henna, which is a dye made from the plant of the same name, as a hair dye and to colour their nails too. Used on the nails, it would give a yellow, orange tint and it has also now been found that henna would have strengthened their nails too.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE