Sometime before recorded history, from Egypt to Rome and Eastern Europe, a tiny black seed was revered as a cure it all. It was said that it could cure everything except death. It was used for exquisite culinary delights, to treat asthmatic conditions and even to strengthen the body against disease. The ancient people discovered a way to use stones to extract the healing oil from the seeds. Ever since then the oil has been highly prized for its ability to produce youthful looking skin. The rest is history.
Our exotic beauty masque is a cultivation of several of my trips in search of the most indigenous beauty secrets. I am a huge believer in the therapeutic powers of the black seed. My culinary creations often play off the flavor of the tiny seeds. In my home the oil is taken to increase immunity, massaged into joints and into the scalp for healthy growth. My love of black seed honey is a natural extension of my love for the seed. Egyptian bees produce the honey from the nectar they collect from the delicate black seed blooms. The honey not only energizes the body when taken internally, but it energizes the skin as well. The honey is not only anti-bacterial, but it also pulls moisture from the air resulting in plumper skin. Our pure black seed honey also helps break down dead cells. I've added ground black seed for its known anti-aging benefits and light exfoliation.
I've combined therapeutic black seed honey with ghassool, another one of my true loves. You might be familiar with ghassool as one of the names I have given it, Moroccan lava clay. When I mined the clay from the mountains I found it to be a rather moist compound that glistened in our lights. We took the hard, mud like clumps to a place where we washed it, a true muddy experience, and then left it in the sun to dry into tablets. To me ghassool is a true miracle mud. Nothing else exists like it in the world. It not only heals skin affected by wounds, diseases and acne, but it also purifies and softens the skin at the same time. Combined with the black seed honey the two work in synergy to do what it would take several skin care products to do.
As if that wasn't enough, I've added calendula petals for their anti-inflammatory properties, sidr leaf for its astringent properties, organic cinnamon for its rejuvenating properties and myrrh essential oil for its anti-aging properties. The result is glowing, dewy, healthier looking skin.