~ A Little History ~
Ancient Egyptian parchments describe the use of body cream and moisturizers have been found among items in Egyptian burial sites. Cleopatra was known for applying olive oil or sesame oil to her skin, while other Egyptians applied an ointment made of oil of ben and resinous myrrh (later versions of the same ointment included oil of bitter almonds, olive oil, cardamom, honey and wine.
The Bible also mentions creating lotions from olive oil and spices. One Byzantine tract recommends making a lotion by mixing aloe, myrrh and egg yolks, letting it sit, then washing it off with cooling wine and egg yolks mixed with hot rose oil. [From eHow.com]