With light spirits and good hearts we at Käsämä Cosmetics believe that while the heavier elements that comprise our bodies are stellar in origin, resulting from nuclear fusion reactions within exploding stars, it is the Earth that provides us with the circumstances where organic life as we know it is possible. The Earth protects us from excessive radiation from deep space and together with the Sun, provides us with nutrition, heat, shelter, and in the form of natural medicines and applications, cure for our ailments and care for our well-being. So it is the Earth which is the true provider for us humans.
Approximately 120 000 years ago the Earth adjusted her orbital eccentricity and tilted her axis just a bit, which resulted in the last ice age known as Veiksel, which then started to push glaciers over Northern Europe, including the area of modern day Finland. Over tens of thousands of years, periods of retracting and expanding ice alternated bringing the edge of the ice as far south as present day central Germany.
When the ice was in a retracting- melting phase, the melt waters brought with them particles of minerals caught up and ground extremely fine by the ice. These minerals were deposited beyond the edge of the glacier forming areas of silt and clay.
Since the end of the ice age when the ice melted away (approximately 20 000 years ago) deposits of pure natural clay have been lying, hidden in the mythical forests of Karelia for millennia, deeply absorbing the life force which allows the pristine natural forests and lush marshlands to flourish there.
The unique properties of clay have been known to the advanced societies of mankind for thousands of years. Its various uses range from building materials, to pottery, to crockery and cosmetic applications adopted by several indigenous peoples from hundreds to thousands of years ago.
From the forests of Karelia originates the spirit which set forth the creation of the Karelian folklore known historically as the Karelian and Finnish National Epoch, Kalevala, in the early 19th century. This is also the origin of the pure Käsämä clay.
Käsämä clay deeply cleanses and purifies our skin and helps us see and appreciate our pure, innate beauty, our truest self and brings a touch of the purest natural healing power within reach of modern day city dwellers in the world’s busy metropolises.
We at Käsämä Cosmetics thank the Earth for this clay and hope that it helps open our eyes for love and choices that are truly good for us and thus for the Earth. Our connection stretches out on multiple levels and layers and the well-being of one directly reflects on the other.
Käsämä Cosmetics was founded to provide you with a convenient access to nature’s own cleansing, purifying and restorative powers in a sustainable, 100% natural way.
Käsämä Clay – Be loved by You!