Oils and Perfumes of Ancient Egypt

Oils and Perfumes of Ancient Egypt

by JoAnne Fletcher

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What kind of massage oil did Cleopatra prefer? Which Pharaoh burned lotus oil to perfume his chambers? Aromatherapy and fragrance enthusiasts can find out in this unique gift set, which brings ancient Egyptian scents to the 20th century by providing a selection of authentic essential oils ready to be enjoyed.

The ancient Egyptians had an array of oils and perfumes for every occasion and purpose, both in this life and the next. Joann Fletcher discusses the fascinating evidence about their bath and body care and looks at the different therapeutic and pleasurable ways in which these essences were used.

Finally, Fletcher suggests a number of methods with which modern fragrance-lovers can indulge themselves, ancient Egyptian style.

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ISBN-13: 9780714127033
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

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