This cleansing balm is inspired by an ancient Egyptian translated papyrus, which spoke of the use of various seeds in the Apiaceae (carrot) family including anise, celery coriander, and purple carrot, being used in ancient Egyptian skincare. The seeds were pressed and extracted to obtain their essential and lipid oils. They were favored for their highly anti-inflammatory properties, and in my opinion, also their lovely, earthy scent!
It's no secret the ancient Egyptians held Blue Lotus Flower sacred. It was used extensively in their perfumes, and skincare, and most definitely a precious ingredient, and several methods of extraction are described in the papyrus.
The collection of papyrus also describe various ungeunts for various purposes, from cleansing the skin to perfume. Ancient Egyptians were known to create and wear beautiful, elaborate make up. In order to remove the make up, they needed an oil based material,