2013/04/22

Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics

 Ancient Egyptians Passionate about nature and her beauty was exaggerated in the passion for flowers and plants, and did not Aahqoha for its beauty only; but in the belief that the many advantages and symbolic, for example, waving Balogassan indicates happiness, evidenced by the scene in one of the temples of Thebes shows a group of women appear to them the joy They walk around Tambourines Milohat acacia branches tribute to the king.

Has played bouquets roses and flowers play a major role in the offerings to the goddess, and the crowns of flowers used in concerts funeral, and because the flowers her short was prefer wreaths industry in the form of flowers, was found on the collars vase on the mummies, or clothe the statues, and the coffin of Tutankhamun a local group of ornamental plants when buried 1338 years BC.

The flowers are used for many purposes including decorating the body, like pieces of jewelry, hair and beauty (especially the lotus flower), and the Tldm in the form of contracts to decorate Spell or chest, was a jewelry designer inspired forms of flowers and Alloanha in the design of jewelry.

Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics
Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics

The plants and flowers many benefits other than her money's role in the decking, was used to get rid of some household insects, also came out of her perfumes and frankincense (gum), and the making of kitchenware from the baskets and sieves and manufacture of colors and clothing, and other.In about a year (1400 BC). Buried 3 women of the court of Thutmose III in equipment ownership of luxury, including cosmetics, containing two rooms each on the paint (ointment) antiseptic made of oil and lime liquidator, and there Papyrus medical out recipes to make ointments are useful for Body Massage (calcite powder, red Ntron, Lower salt, honey, mashing the mixture and knead well and then rub its body), and recipes that acknowledged their effectiveness in the treatment of facial wrinkles (chewing gum, wax, oil, left).

Have been found in graves on the paint used for the hair are made of beeswax and resin is similar to what is used in the present time, and they had a paint used for the treatment of diseases of the hair, such as baldness and gray hair, and types of paints that were used for the treatment of gray hair the blood of bulls or calves black boiled in oil, They also used centuries-Ghazal, where he was made of ointment mixed with oil to prevent white hair from appearing, and the most effective way in this regard ointment made from the fruit of the juniper and two plants other (unidentified so far for us), where the mixture is milled and add the oil and stir until it becomes Kajeena.
Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics
Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics

Has been interest in the appearance hair beyond description, and wore both men and women a sense of false made of human hair in their celebrations, and although this did not ignore their feelings Tababah and care their cleanliness and appearance and health, has used some plants to color hair, used dyes extracted from the peel Romans and safflower to dye hair color yellow, pink and even green (featured by the wig one of the princesses of the modern state), while the brown color near the color of the hair-Masri has Astkhrjoh from the plant mimosa, also known to install colors using materials derived from trees, acacia powder, likeness, has used the plant juniper because of its properties prove superior to the colors, it also alerts the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

And Ahtamo lengthening women's hair Fastamilo so castor oil (and in the Papyrus of Isis Recipe No. 251 in the Egyptian Museum), and reported other capacity to prolong the hair in the same papyrus, recipe No. 465 (fat seven, painted sea horse, fat crocodile, fat snake, fat ibex, blends together and applied to the head bald), and in the papyrus and other capacity (No. 472) to grow hair (Pinus love dear, lettuce, trait, oil, honey and applied to a head, the combs of the most important tools decking, and there was some sort of combs used in the fight against insect head, and also used mirrors necessity of supplies during the women's cosmetics, and were made of gold or silver.

The eyes of Egyptian almond shape, was the outline Atzgej under the eyelids black congregation, or by adding a black frame around the eyes to make them seem broad, the kohl made from Galina galena a severe metal-based Kipritor lead, extracted from the areas near Aswan in Upper Egypt, or make of a substance Almlakhitt green malachite brought from the desert areas Bsina, was kept kohl in blocks packed in bags of linen or leather, and crush thoroughly until the powder, then transported in pottery tubular shape, Tschrj of material when using it using courted wood, and was placed in the eyes using the same Alemraod, and the Egyptians discovered that Kohl strengthens also be considered; This may explain the large number of canons that have been found in Egyptian tombs, and the multiplicity of types, and the variability of materials made from them Kahadjr, wood, ceramics, not only the use of kohl to women only, but men as well.

They used some types of ointments for the prevention of resistance to the eye or eye diseases, invented the recipes for the treatment of many cilia growth, was treating the eyes Balqtrh used in the manufacture of a metal salt, used as powder, celery seed and flax in the preparation of the eye lotion. However, ancient Egyptians believed that any medication to the eye can not be compared to falling in love, Love is the one who alerts the eyes and Ancthma Faisbha bright, In the poem Ghazlah to Ahadday poets of ancient Egypt in which she says: "My love is like eyeliner eyes .

 When I see you, the eyes Thaa luster ".The nail polish is also known to the ancient Egyptians, and were using the henna, and was painted red lips made from grease or some kinds of plants. Have been used to paint the lips brush, was keen beauty experts recently on how to use these; because of their significant impact to amend the form of lips and show her beauty.Also used red color to color the cheeks, and the Red consists of denuded red and cream with a little gum resin, and this recipe from the old recipes dating back to 4 thousand years BC. M, has used a type of iron salts for coloring the cheeks in red, was found many of the residues on the Alluah in cemeteries.


Also found several recipes to remove facial wrinkles, and Olazalh spots of the skin, face, or to give soft texture on the face. In a recipe in 714 (Isis Papyrus) to improve the skin: Honey, Ntron red, sea salt, Asahn together and applied to the body, preparations were used for the face and body essences, some of them still maintained the smell so far. Discovered Egyptian women the secrets and the beauty and the secrets of beauty before you know daughters of Eve around the world, more than beauty experts in the world with all the findings of the modern science, has discovered manufacture powder of stone, talc, and I learned how to Tsahnh gathered atoms volatile to get the most delicate of atoms talc, there is no The result is different from his state of the art modern technology, and stained tablets and pastes blocks of talc powder after mixing painted the ostrich and honey bees, has discovered the royal jelly, and was used by Queen Hatshepsut in the beautification products.

And Egypt was famous in the ancient world as perfume, scents was Egypt's climate is suitable for industry, and when no alcohol has been discovered yet, (it was known in the fourth century BC) brought out the fragrance of plants or flowers, or the veins of wood Alobeiria and immersed in oil, thus extracted oils aromatic and Mzjoha other customized oils, and raw materials were placed in a piece of cloth to squeeze to extract the full pm Obeirha, then boil Alobeiria materials in the oil and water alternately, and then disposing of the oil.

Famous city (Mendes) a city in Delta quality fragrances, which were issued to Rome, and was the most important Matnottagh city is extracted from the oils Alhlij, bitter, resin, was added essential oils for perfumes is in the sequence of strict so that it is the most powerful perfume is the latest in the addendum, the act of, for example to add a pound of bitter girl to a bushel pint (1/8 gallon) oil and one third ounces of cinnamon in a late stage of the smell of cinnamon make it prevail.

The secret to the quality perfumes of Egypt, is the skill to choose and determine the moment of addition of all of its components and temperature appropriate for that, and the perfumes Mendes high quality as reserves Balloanha natural, and if the fat skin of its impact will last for a long time, and suitable for storage for a long time, but by increases quality.The perfumes, which continue to influence intensive long are your favorite women, and aromatic ointments which had a very famous at that time ointment perfume lilies, this was moderated ointment and Medfia perfumes and women's and arduous preparation.

Egyptian woman fell in love perfume but who went to use to the degree of mixing water bathing and washing after eating, even drinking water in Taterha mastered, (and this tradition still exists now known with rose water or orange blossom water).The Egyptian people, a people happy, I love life as never loved the people of the peoples of the earth, I love beauty and all that is beautiful, to pay that love to cling to life and try to resume until after the exit, Vhmlha with him to the afterlife in the form of inscription on the tombs and temples, and enjoy the beauty while and quality of life.

The keenness of senior officials and dignitaries all over Egypt to simulate the royal palaces in building their own homes, in terms of Fajamtha and provision of well-being, and they are building houses spacious, fundamentally Sora spacious high door to his stone leads to a room of the house, with small doors leading to gardens home and used by the general public, the door of the main entrance built of large stone decorated with the form of Zaf palm, and the gardens of houses were divided into squares and rectangles planted with trees and shade chrome, flowers and ornamental plants that were looking after sell it special attention, and was home owners are keen to eat their food from these gardens, and all the garden often contain a pool of water square or rectangular building with stones and float on the surface of some plants and swimming in it, a group of ducks and geese, and lead degrees of peace to this pond where prepared a boat for a picnic home owners in that pond.

The homes of the middle class usually consists of several floors, allocated a room on the second floor the Lord, the house, and they were keen not to be detached homes; so they can plant some trees in the courtyard of the house.Did not prejudice the furniture from the touch of beauty which insisted the ancient Egyptian to put in everything in his life, consists of furniture in the reception hall in the royal palaces and houses the rich are often of different forms of the seats, some simple in-built, and some are very luxurious, especially those of the kings , chairs were made of beaten gold studded with precious stones in the inscriptions in the form of punishment or the Sphinx protected by cobra snake.The floors carpeted halls Balhasir, sealed with a lot of pillows, placed horizontally behind the appearance of sitting on the seats and under their feet, and the dining room separate from the reception area.

Was found in the houses of the Egyptians on the bathrooms, the Egyptian did not bathe in the tub filled with water as he did the Greeks or the Romans, but the water is poured over the top of the head, as was the bathroom at the bottom inhabitants and provide the flow of water used for bathing.Meant the ancient Egyptians careful attention to hygiene, were interested in clean bodies, and their clothes and their homes, they wash several times a day in the morning when Alastaiqat, and before meals, basic or after finishing it, Tools wash consists of a basin and pot with a spout is usually placed under the table, and the water rinsing was sterilized with a kind of paste, salt contains a dry cleaning and degreasing ashes or clay, and were interested in their mouths chewing Ptattiyr Alkndr and star anise.

And were extremely care of their looks and good Hendamanm not Iktsrr pay attention to hygiene to wash several times a day, but imposed on them shaved head and beard to ward off insects and parasites from their bodies, and used to remove the smell of sweat from the body by rubbing the body granulated carob Madchoc or put some grains of frankincense and Alashehad at the confluence of parties. Adlkon their bodies or perfume made of oil, oil and incense mixed with the beans and aromatic substance.Take care and also work to protect homes from insects or mice or reptiles toxic, and contains Isis Papyrus some medical prescriptions beneficial in this regard, and the smell of incense, which they were keen on their presence was useful in purifying the air chambers.

Also entitled careful attention to clothing, Bmcn Note that the form of clothing change from one age to another of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Old Kingdom was the dress long which is similar to the coat, and the dress is too narrow a fee are rare, and sometimes wears suspenders, as they used women to wear a coat above the normal white robe that wraps around the body made of transparent linen, then there has been a significant change in the Middle Ages and modern times, and they observe that the appropriate hair and cover head with a garment, this overview is taken into account by designers.


The men's clothes, which showed most of the scenes and statues of naked men, chest and legs, Ertddon linen robes may be short stretches from below the navel to the middle of the thigh above the knee, and was wealthy Bakula├║d wear their vests with the petition and finishes and multiple rows of long and napkins.The discovery of some types of gloves since the time of the Eighteenth Dynasty, and found a lot of written long gloves sweetened with blue stripes, in the tomb of Tutankhamun was found on a lot of these gloves is shown now in the Egyptian Museum.The Egyptian slippers on several forms, Vanaal women from upper class was scheduled crooked front end made of palm leaves or stalks of papyrus or leather belts.


Egyptian Duamutef

Duamutef was portrayed as a jackal who was guarded by Neith. He was one of the four sons of Horus whose names are Imsety (imsti), Hapy (hpy, not to be confused with the Nile river god, Hapi), Duamutef and Kebehsenuef. The four sons of Horus are actually a part of the seven divine beings, where the three are hardly spoken about. Duamutef was a funerary god.The Ancient Egyptians firmly believed that the deceased required his or her organs in order to be reborn in the Afterlife.

Egyptian Duamutef

For use in the afterlife they would be bandaged and vital organs placed individually in Canopic Jars. Canopic Jars were widely used for the preservation of the Internal Organs. The design went through various phases, starting with four human headed jars.The Ancient Egyptian canopic heads therefore were depicted with the man-headed Imsety, the baboon-headed Hapi, the jackal-headed Duamutef and the falcon-headed Qebehsenuef.


Egyptian Duamutef

Egyptian Duamutef

Egyptian Duamutef

Egyptian Duamutef

Egyptian Duamutef




Duamutef's role was to protect the stomach and upper intestines of the deceased and was the guardian of the East. The stomach was kept in a canopic jar after mummification. He collaborated with Anubis in the mummification of Anubis's body and became patrons of the canopy vases.Imsety, Hapy, Duamutef and Kebehsenuef were linked with the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines respectively, though sometimes the associations of Hapy and Duamutef are found switched about.

They were also associated with other body parts. For example Hapy and Duamutef were linked to the hands, while Imsety and Kebehsenuef were linked with the feet.

Egyptian Duat

 Duat : A place of darkness and home of terrifying demons, the Duat was a mythological location  between the world of the living and the world of the  dead. The Amduat, “The Book of That Which is in  the Netherworld,” says the Duat is located deep in a valley that separates Earth from the Netherworld.

Egyptian Duat


When Re the sun god sinks below the horizon at the  end of each day to begin the 12-hour journey he is  accompanied by souls of the deceased. Only those  souls found to be pure after the Weighing of the  Heart Ceremony are allowed to accompany the sun  god on this perilous journey.

At the end of the twelfth  hour, after successfully battling and overpowering evil  demons that menace the sun god at every hour, Re  and the souls emerge safely into the welcoming realm  of the sky goddess, Nut. Re appears on the horizon to  begin a new day, and the souls prepare for resurrection in the Netherworld.

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