“Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising through the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid.” ~Lord Tennyson
Samhain also marks the rising of the Pleiades, a light group of blue-white stars in the constellation of Taurus. Many cultures oriented their temples around the viewing of these stars for their sacred rituals. It is believed that this star cluster is named after the seven sisters, a group of Nymph-like sisters who were the nurses of Dionysus. Each one is known for their own exquisite powers & for being the lovers of gods, baring more gods. Maia is known as the eldest of the Pleiades, the grandmother, or Great One. She bore Hermes with Zeus. Electra often corresponds with Amber, the sun, & the light. She is the mother of Dardanus & Lasion with Zeus. Taygete is often depicted as the one with the long-neck, a red deer, & is most known for being the founder of Sparta. She is the mother of Lacaedamon with Zeus. Alcyone is known as the Queen who wards of evil & the storms. She is the mother of Hyrieus, Hyperenor, & Aethusa with Poseidon. There is little known of Celaeno, but she is often depicted as swarthy or dark. She is the mother of Lycus, Nycteus, & Eurypylus with Poseidon & Lycus & Chimaereus with Prometheus. Sterope is often depicted as lightning & known as twinkling or the sun face. She is the mother of Oenamaus with Ares. Merope is the youngest sister & is known for her elegance. She was wooed by Orion & may have also married Sisyphus, turning into a mortal & fading away.
Pleiades Bath Ritual Soak contains 7 layers of various sea salts, herbs, & mica powders with Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil, Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, Bay Laurel, Blood Orange, & Manuka Essential Oils. Each colored layer represents each of the seven sisters within the Pleiades star cluster.
Choose between two sizes of test tubes. The larger size will give you more of a deeper shimmery color in your bath, or can be used for up to two baths.
*Although the ingredients in this soak are known for the above properties, we cannot guarantee any outcome. Please consult physician prior to using if suffering from any major skin issues.