Just the name invokes rich imagery: gold adorned maidens, lavish clothing, glowing skin, decadence, sensuality, abundance and health. Cleopatra used Essential Oils on a daily basis. She would bathe in Rose Oil & milk, often several times a day, to keep her skin soft and smooth. Cleopatra reportedly requested her room be filled knee high with rose petals, and first made love to Mark Anthony on a bed also covered with fragrant rose petals, one inch deep. She even used Essential Oils to perfume the grand purple sails of her royal barge, so that the luxurious smell would announce her presence long before she was even seen.
Many credit the Egyptians with the creation of Aromatherapy. Essential Oils in Cleopatra’s day were not seen as a luxury, but as a necessary part of a person’s daily routine. From the richest Queen, down to the lowliest labourer, Egyptians used Essential Oils to protect their skin from the drying effects of the unyielding sun; on their feet to prevent the skin from cracking, and to act as an antiseptic; to ease sore muscles after a long day of work; and of course as a simple perfume. The Egyptians used Essential Oils to make creams and emollients. They would often form them into cones, which were placed in their hair, so the cones would melt during the day and release pleasing, relaxing, or invigorating scents. The doctors of the day understood the healing effects of Essential Oils, and used them routinely in massage oils to help cure their patients’ ills. There is a report that around the twelfth century BC, construction workers working on a burial mound went on strike. Not due to a lack of food, or water, as you may initially think, but because of a lack of Oils. “We have no ointment”, was their complaint. Workers depended on Essential Oils not only to protect them from the sun, but to ease sore muscles after long days of cutting and hauling stone. The oils were essential for therapeutic and spiritual reasons, to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
Aromatherapy these days is used for the purpose of improving your health, mood, and cognitive function. Like other modern types of medicine, Aromatherapy does not just rely on ancient traditions; instead its efficacy is constantly tested, as more knowledge is discovered. The more we discover about the benefits of Aromatherapy, the more we realize that the Ancient Egyptians were much further advanced than we previously supposed.
The "Essence of Cleopatra Aromatherapy" company was created by Licenced Pharmacist, Lloyd Barran. He has personally created all of the blends, using 100% natural Essential Oils, sourced globally. Lloyd, a practicing Pharmacist in Canada since 1971, became certified in Aromatherapy in 1999 so that he could use his pharmaceutical skills to learn from, and to embrace, the healing powers of plants. He saw studying Aromatherapy as a natural extension of his pharmaceutical training.
Judith Barran, co-founder of the company, is also certified in Aromatherapy. She has been working with Essential Oils for over 15 years. She delights not only in the marketing of the products but also in the sensual and captivating aromas of the Essential Oils themselves.
The "Essence of Cleopatra Aromatherapy" is a line of Essential Oils, tinctures and blends, in which Lloyd combines the ancient tradition of plant based healing, with modern day Aromatherapy and medical knowledge. Lloyd and Judith use their expertise to create natural products that treat common ailments. Together, they bring you these natural, unique and exciting products which they trust you will enjoy.
A few of the bestselling products are:
Youth Serum with Argan Oil: Cleopatra had her own secrets for keeping herself looking young, sensual and healthy. Now you can have your own secret as well! This blend is an exceptional facial oil, containing special botanical ingredients that help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps to rejuvenate the face and neck. It contains Sandalwood, Frankincense, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, and Jasmine Absolute, in a base of Hazelnut, Evening Primrose, Vitamin E, and Argan Oils.
Muscle and Joint Pain Relief: You don’t have to be an Egyptian labourer to get sore muscles, but you can deal with your sore muscles in a similar way. This blend contains oils (Birch, Marjoram, Rosemary) that help reduce pain, oils (Juniper Berry, St. John’s Wort) that help reduce inflammation, and herbal extracts that help reduce the discomfort of strains (Arnica), which together make this oil a trusted help for lower and upper back pain, stiff neck, joint pains and ankle strains.
Cold Sore Remedy: Fast, penetrating, and effective. This blend combines oils that help fight viral infections (Tee Tree, Eucalyptus, Bergamot) with oils that help reduce pain (Lavendar, Geranium, Tea Tree) and oils that help reduce inflammation (Calendula, Chamomile), which together allow this product to provide needed relief from the pain and inflammation of Cold Sores.
Please browse the other unique creations available from "Essence of Cleopatra Aromatherapy". There are blends for headaches, colds, massage oils, acne, sleep aids, and more.