MARTINA GEBHARDT NATURKOSMETIK
The oldest recipes we have received come from ancient Egypt and prove to us that it is possible to make the most wonderful creams and ointments from pure natural products. At that time, synthetic preservatives, emulsifiers, stabilizers and perfumes were not known and were not necessary. Beeswax and wool wax are excellent nourishing ointment bases that have a natural emulsifier and make the skin beautifully supple and soft.
Real essential oils, propolis and various plant extracts have an inhibiting effect on bacterial growth and are therefore mild preservatives. In ancient Egypt, but also among the Indians, people still knew a lot about the quality of the right time at which products, especially medicines and cosmetics, were manufactured. At that time, the preparation of personal care products was still in the hands of medicine men and healers. They also looked at the course of the stars and the moon and observed that plant extracts that were produced at a certain time had higher healing effects.
Even today, primitive peoples produce plant extracts according to the laws of the cosmos. Much of this ancient knowledge comes into its own again in biodynamic plant cultivation and spagyric. But also in our centuries-old monasteries, especially Benedictine monks and nuns, valuable knowledge about the healing properties of herbs in monastery medicine was preserved and passed on in ancient Latin scriptures.