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Experience Egypt 2024

Experience Egypt 2024

Allow the Sacred Wanderer Collection transport you to the banks of the Nile, where ancient rituals meet modern self-care, and every moment becomes a sacred journey of rejuvenation and renewal. Indulge in the warmth of Egyptian hospitality as you adorn your space with artisanal crafts and infuse your rituals with the finest teas and spices from the region. Let the luxurious perfume oils transport you to the bustling markets of Cairo, while the handcrafted textiles wrap you in the colors and textures of this ancient land. With each item thoughtfully selected to evoke the essence of Egypt, our Sacred Wanderer Collection invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty and magic of this storied destination, creating moments of intentional self-care that celebrate the rich tapestry of Egyptian culture.

Each of the 19 items purchased was from small business owners around the Egypt. Thank you for your impact in their economy by purchasing the collection. With gratitude, we hope you enjoy the experiences.

DATE TEA Date tea is indigenous to Africa and was known by Ancient Egyptians. It has been used since ancient times for both its sweet-sour flavor and multiple health benefits. Tamarind is listed in the Ebers Papyrus for its use as a laxative, and has traditionally been used as a tonic, relief for constipation, fever, peptic ulcers as well as other alleged ‘cures’. Date Tea is an excellent anti-inflammatory drink. Extremely refreshing, this drink is a favorite during Ramadan and helps to prevent indigestion.

20 SPICE COLLECTION Egyptian cooking is renowned for its rich and flavorful use of spices, creating dishes that are both aromatic and enticing. Cumin, with its earthy and nutty undertones, is a cornerstone spice, lending depth to dishes like koshari and falafel. Coriander adds a citrusy brightness, enhancing the flavors of meats, soups, and stews. Turmeric brings its vibrant hue and earthy flavor to curries and rice dishes, while paprika contributes a mild heat and smokiness perfect for seasoning meats and vegetables. Cinnamon and nutmeg infuse sweetness and warmth into desserts and savory dishes alike, while cloves impart a strong and aromatic essence to meats and desserts. Fenugreek, sumac, and za'atar add distinctive flavors, from slightly bitter and nutty notes to tangy and lemony accents. These spices, along with others like baharat, dukkah, and harissa, create a tapestry of flavors that define the rich culinary heritage of Egypt, making each dish a tantalizing journey for the senses.

HALVA Halva, a beloved confection used in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, is a sweet treat with a rich history and delightful flavor. Made from ground sesame seeds or tahini, sugar, and sometimes flavored with ingredients like pistachios, almonds, or cocoa, halva has a unique texture that's both crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth smooth. Its sweetness is balanced by the nutty richness of sesame, creating a harmonious taste that appeals to many palates. Halva can be found in various forms, from dense blocks to flaky sheets, and it's often enjoyed as a dessert or snack alongside a cup of tea or coffee. In Egypt, halva is cherished for its comforting and satisfying qualities, making it a popular treat for celebrations, gatherings, or simply as an indulgent pleasure during moments of relaxation.

AL-YEMENI TURKISH COFFEE This coffee is the fruit of three generations for Al. Yemeni Cafe. 77 years of craftsmanship and experience in the art of blending excellent coffee around the world with the distinctive aroma and delicate hints and unique taste. Very popular in Middle Eastern countries.

You'll understand why we selected this brand of coffee for our tribe the second you open your bag and the irresistible, robust aroma surrounds you. The heavenly scent clingers heavily while you enjoy the cup.

COFFEE IBRIK Ibrik is a small long-handled pot with a pouring lip designed specifically to make Turkish coffee. It is traditionally made of brass or copper, occasionally also silver or gold.

  • Use your serving cup to measure out how much water you will need and add the water to the ibrik. If you don’t have a traditional coffee cup, any small and narrow cup will work best to retain the foam.
  • To the ibrik, add the desired amount of coffee (1 heaped tbsp for traditional style), sugar, and cardamom (if using) to the water and stir well.
  • Place the ibrik over medium heat. After about 4-6 minutes (depending on how much water you are using) before the coffee begins to simmer, you will notice a foam rising to the top.
  • After the coffee starts to boil, remove from heat and pour slowly into your coffee cups. Try to pour so that the foam in the coffee cup remains undisturbed. Do not stir once you have poured the coffee.

GALABEYA The Egyptian galabeya is a traditional garment worn by both men and women in Egypt and some neighboring countries. It is a loose-fitting, long-sleeved, ankle-length robe that can be made of different fabrics and colors. It is especially common among farming communities along the Nile Valley and Bedouin women in Sinai. It can be decorated with embroidery or silk threads.

PAPYRUS Papyrus paintings made in Egypt are a captivating blend of ancient artistry and cultural significance. Crafted on the durable and fibrous papyrus plant, these paintings showcase intricate scenes from Egyptian mythology, daily life, and religious ceremonies. Artists use natural pigments derived from minerals and plants to create vibrant colors that endure over time, giving the paintings a timeless allure. The detailed hieroglyphics and symbolic motifs often found in papyrus paintings provide insights into the beliefs, rituals, and societal norms of ancient Egypt. Whether depicting gods and pharaohs in majestic poses or scenes of everyday activities like farming or fishing, papyrus paintings offer a window into the rich heritage and artistic mastery of one of the world's oldest civilizations. Today, these paintings are cherished as both historical artifacts and exquisite works of art, preserving the legacy of Egypt's artistic traditions for generations to come.

FAYOUME OASIS DESERT SAND The Fayoum Oasis in Egypt holds a fascinating geological history that traces back to its origins as an ancient ocean. Millions of years ago, during the late Eocene and early Oligocene periods, this region was covered by a vast sea known as the Tethys Sea. Over time, geological shifts and the movement of tectonic plates caused the sea to recede, leaving behind remnants of marine life and sedimentary deposits that now form the foundation of the Fayoum Oasis.

The evidence of its oceanic past is evident in the layers of marine fossils, shells, and coral reefs found throughout the area. These remnants provide valuable insights into the prehistoric ecosystems and climate conditions that once existed in this part of Egypt. Today, the oasis is a unique blend of desert landscapes and remnants of its ancient marine heritage, making it a compelling destination for geologists, archaeologists, and nature enthusiasts alike.

The sands of the Fayoum Oasis are imbued with the essence of this ancient land, carrying within them the stories of millennia and the whispers of timeless mysteries. Collected with care and reverence, each vial of sand from the Fayoum Desert embodies the spirit of exploration and adventure, inviting you to connect with the awe-inspiring wonders of Egypt's natural heritage. Add a touch of the desert's mystique to your collection or décor with this unique and evocative keepsake.

EVA SKIN CREAM Skin cream made with honey to replenish lost softness and rejuvenate the skin. Natural AHAs, which help exfoliate dead skin to reveal new cells, as well as iron and vitamin D & C. Also helps to even skin tone and brighten. Apply the cream on dry skin and the face in the evening.

EYE OF HORUS OIL The Eye of Horus, in ancient Egypt, is the symbol representing protection, health, and restoration. This oil is used for therapeutic purposes. It is believed to help with the treatment of colds and the flu, eczema, the sensitivity of the chest, headaches, migraines, loss of nasal correct sensory function, alleviate snoring and reduce the symptoms of viral infections.

Experience the a holistic elixir meticulously crafted to bring relief to both body and mind. Immerse yourself in the invigorating blend of essential oils, expertly combined to help clear sinuses and thought alleviate headaches. With origins deeply rooted in ancient Egyptian aromatherapy practices, this exquisite oil provides a natural and effective solution for those seeking respiratory clarity and tension release. Gently massage a few drops onto your temples, pulse points, or inhale the calming vapors for a revitalizing experience that transcends the ordinary. Elevate your well-being with the refreshing and aromatic journey of our Peppermint and Eucalyptus Egyptian Oil, as it becomes an essential companion in your quest for a balanced and rejuvenated self.

To use the oil, according to the Egyptians, place 3 drops of the oil in a cup of very hot water. Cover the top for 10 seconds then uncover and deeply inhale the vapor steam. The vapor will be very strong, however, inhale as deeply as you can for the best effects. Do this treatment in the evening when the body is in it's natural repair mode.

The oil can also be applied to the head to help with headaches, applied to the wrists for aromatherapy benefits, used in a diffuser next to the bed to help sleeping. For eczema or skin issues, mix a few drops with almond or olive oil and apply to dry skin to help alleviate itching.

BLUE NILE BAHKOOR OIL Bakhoor burning oil from Egypt is a traditional and highly aromatic oil used in Middle Eastern and North African cultures for centuries. It is specifically designed to be used with a charcoal burner or electric incense burner to release its fragrant smoke. The oil is crafted from a blend of natural ingredients such as oud (agarwood), sandalwood, spices, and floral essences, creating a rich and complex scent profile. When the oil-infused charcoal is ignited, it slowly smolders, releasing billows of fragrant smoke that fill the space with a warm, woody, and resinous aroma. Bakhoor burning oil is often used during special occasions, celebrations, and religious ceremonies to create a welcoming and sensory-rich ambiance, evoking a sense of luxury, tradition, and spirituality.

BAHKOOR INCENSE Fragrant woods, enriched with fine, fragrant oils. Incense burning in the old Arab tradition as it is practiced in Egypt today. During burning incense on charcoal valuable fragrances are released and spread a relaxing lovely scent. The blend was custom blended just for us in Aswan, Egypt.

CAMEL MILK CREAM Camel milk is one of the new magical skincare ingredients. Camel milk is very rich in natural AHAs, which help exfoliate dead skin to reveal new cells, as well as iron and vitamin D & C. The lactic acid found in camel milk also helps to even skin tone and brighten. Apply the cream on dry skin and the face in the evening

HATHAR PHEREMONES Hathor was one of the goddesses of Egypt, and one of the most popular and powerful. She was goddess of many things: love, beauty, music, dancing, fertility, and pleasure. She was the protector of women, though men also worshipped her. Enjoy the pheromones to enhance inner sensuality and heightened attraction 

MASSAGE CREAM Crafted with a blend of potent natural ingredients sourced from the fertile soils of Egypt, this cream offers targeted relief for muscle aches, joint stiffness, and minor discomforts. Infused with time-tested herbs like arnica, eucalyptus, and camphor, known for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, our pain relief cream provides fast-acting and long-lasting relief.

EGYPT COIN PURSE Now we don't typically purchase these types of souvenirs, however, a little boy on the streets in front of Giza swindled me into buying a few from him, then when I did he came back with his homies like a little Egyptian Mafia begging me to buy them all. Yes they are cheap. No they aren't part of the experience for you but you have a story to tell how a little gang of street thugs got ya girl. 

CLEOPATRA SOAP creamy soap used frequently in modern day Egypt

EGYPTIAN SNACKS We like to include an edible treat in each of our boxes. The juice & cookies are typically our first purchase late at night arriving in Egypt at the corner stand by our beloved fattah restaurant. They bring back beautiful memories for our family and we wanted to share them with you. With love and gratitude, we hope you enjoyed experiencing Egypt with us and each of these treasures.

 

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