“Indus Valley” Civilisation

Babilon, Roman, “Indus Valley” civ. IV civ is the oldest. Ayurveda was practised of people of “Indus Valley” civ.

Using these recipes
The history of art and culture is, in large measure is a testament to the universal allure of beauty and humanity's quest for perfection. Men and women are beautifying themselves since the time of first civilization born on this earth by using various ways and means. In fact, no civilization on this earth has been existed without some standards of beauty and dress.

Ancient Indian Cosmetology
Ancient Indians are probably the only people of the ancient world who had recognised the personal care/beauty care as an art and science which requires systematic study to learn this discipline of knowledge. If we go through the literature of ancient Indians, we find that there are several texts and treatises containing vast information on this art and science of beauty and personal care. Some of the texts which discusses in details, this subject are Brihat Samhita, Atharva Veda Manasollasa, Vishnu Dharmottra Purana, Agni Purana, Gandhasara, Charak Samhita and other Ayurvedic texts and Kamasutra. These texts have vanity of information on cosmetics and cosmetology such as on tatooing, perfume, hair dyes, massages, oral and dental care, grooming and personal care regimen, hair care, skin care, etc. According to Kama Shashtra colouring the hair and other body parts is one of the 64 arts (kalas) which every women should learn. This indicates that the importance of colouring of the hair in the beauty and looks of a women is well recognized since ancient time. The Indian system of medicine i.e. Ayurveda is built around the idea of using herbs and other natural resources to manage health and diseases. The same is also true with personal care and beauty care. Today the world is rediscovering spiritual beauty through naturals and the basics of ancient Indian cosmetology.