Dedicated To MITTEE - Goddess of the Earth
Through MITTEE, we bring you Sacred Beauty Rituals inspired by mystical regions of the world and we pay homage to these exotic lands by dedicating exclusive product ranges to their glorious indigenous goddesses.
Of the lush and bountiful Indonesian Archipelago
Amidst the thousands of islands that form the Indonesian archipelago, lies the renowned island of Bali; a land where love, gratitude, patience and the consciousness to give back, come to life. Where thankfulness is woven into every strand of their coconut-leaf basket offerings to the Divine. Where Mother Earth is loved, where every phase of the moon revered, where inner peace is reflected in every smile that stretches across its people’s ageless bronze faces.
Named after the Balinese Hindu goddess of grace, beauty and sensuality “Rateeh”, we bring you a bouquet of some of nature’s most powerful gifts – roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds all brought together through the ancient Indonesian art of herbal healing: Jamu.
Of primeval, bedazzling India
From the dusty pages of Indian history, through the rise and fall of colossal empires, we bring you royal secrets of flawless beauty that kept men mesmerized and their women picturesque.
Winged upon the winds of time, from the opulent zenanas of Mughal Emperors, where their porcelain Empresses were bathed in pools of milk and rose petals, wafting through the ornamental corridors of the zenana havelis (Queens’ Palaces) of Rajasthan where Maharanis and Raajkumaris were rendered luminescent with lepas (masques) made of ground almonds, turmeric, sandalwood and saffron; we bring you – “Vapurda”.
Time-tested, luxurious beauty rituals emergent from the shadows of India’s rich, diverse and glorious heritage.
Of the abundant seas between Nigeria and Latin America
Yemaya, originally a river Goddess worshipped by the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, was a nature spirit, an Orisha; a powerful guardian of her people who called her ‘Yemoja’. When her beloved people were hoarded onto slave ships, Yemaya went along with them as they traversed the oceans. Today, she is honoured as the Queen of the Ocean, not just in West Africa but also in Brazil, Uruguay, Cuba and other parts of the Afro-Caribbean.
From her abundant depths we bring you precious gems; beauty rituals imbued with wondrous ingredients nurtured within her womb. Through Yemaya, we honour our seas and our oceans and all the benevolence that comes therefrom.
Of the ancient and enchanted Mexican Riviera
On the eastern most tip of Mexico, on the ‘Island of Women’ – Isla Mujeres (Ees-la moo-heh-res), lie the ruins of one of the oldest temples dedicated to Ixchel (pronounced Eee- shel), the ancient Mayan Goddess of fertility, healing and medicine.
The celebrated Ixchel, Goddess of rainbows and light, evolved over time and was eventually adopted by the Aztecs. They called her Xochiquetzal (pronounced Sho-kee-két-zal) and worshipped her as the goddess of love and transformation.
Through Ixchel, we bring you ancient beauty rituals from the Mexican Riviera that have seeped into our present through a timeline that dates back thousands of years – through the Mayan, Olmec and Aztec civilizations.