I read Biblical Beauty: Ancient Secrets and Modern Solutions by Rachelle Weisberger, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I received a paperback copy of the book. I wanted to review the book because the title was interesting. I knew women beautified themselves in the bible, such as for cleaning rituals after childbirth and menstruation, but I did not know much.
In the book ,Weisberger discusses skin and sun care, make-up, hair, fragrance, jewelry, aging, mother hood, and feminine leadership. The book consists of 18 chapters in 2 parts. The first half focuses on beauty secrets, the second half focuses on motherhood and feminine leadership. Part 1 is 14 chapter and part 2 is 4 chapters.
Some of the things, I learned is how Israelites used olive oil to moisturize the face. Or we should use more abrasive salts for the body and not the face. Scrubs, which contain nuts or seeds, should also be used on the body, instead of the face. This part was interesting because I have an almond body scrub.
Weisberger also provided information on skin types and the science behind taking care of your skin and body from a modern standpoint, as well as a biblical standpoint. The biblical and modern are in two chapters. The bible standpoint comes first, followed by the modern viewpoint.
For example, for sun care, in the bible, people sat in the shade to protect the skin from the sun. The wealthy also used a solution made from salt, honey, and natron (not sure what this is) as a bronzer. Water was also important to keep from dehydrating.
Another example is make-up. In the biblical days, women used make-up to adorn the eyes, such as a homemade mascara and eye shadow (Kohl). The kohl served multiple purposes; make-up, bug repellant, and it prevented infection.
The book is available on Amazon in Paperback and hardback format. The book is prime eligible
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