Afroditi

Afroditi

Afroditi (Venus) was the goddess of beauty and love. Beautification has always been established in people’s daily lives and began with the use of products made from olive trees. Olive-oil was the main substance for cleaning the body since people used rub olive oil on the bodies after their baths to give their skin and hair, shine, softness and a beautiful scent. It was also used as a protector balm against the sun and the cold. The smearing of oil was done before supper, sexual intercourse, the local and Olympic games, even before battles. It has been proven that olive leaves and oil contain significant amounts of substances like vitamin K, sodium, potassium and iron with beneficial and therapeutic properties for the body.

 

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