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Persephone's Secret Cleansing Clay

$38.00 USD

1 oz / 28 g

The ancient Greeks valued pure complexion, for unblemished skin was a marker of ritual purity. Gods and mortals alike cleansed with clay ashes and natural grains to maintain their appearance. In Classical mythology, Persephone appeared so beautiful as she bathed that Hades abducted her to rule beside him as Queen of the Underworld. Henceforth she was permitted only to return from underworld six months out of a year, her absence marked by the withering of fall and winter. The goddess of spring growth, Persephone is closely associated with herbalism. Licorice, ginger and orris root are underworldly ingredients long used in Greek medicine to purify beneath the surface and make an appearance in this formulation.


Bentonite Clay, Sodium Bicarbonate, Organic Oat Flour, Activated Charcoal, Organic Iris Florentina (Orris) Root Powder, Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Powder, Organic Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Powder, Organic Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Powder, Organic Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Powder


Cruelty Free
Fair Trade

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