It is believed that ancient Egyptians were the first in the world to invent extraction of flower essences, and they are credited as
some of the first perfumers in history. Egyptians were the first civilization to incorporate perfume into their culture.
Ancient Egyptians were masters of the holistic and believed that beauty, magic, and medicine were inseparable. They recognised body care and beauty to start with cleanliness.
In no other country or culture was the concern with body care and beautification so extensive, and it even transcended economic status. Body care was a prerequisite for all Egyptians. It was a common practice for both, men and women, of all classes, to oil their bodies daily as a form of moisturisation .