Plastic-Free Exfoliating Kese Mitt

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  • Product Description
      You may be spending a lot of time indoors these days, but there's no reason why you can't bring the hammam to you. This kese (pronounced keh-say) is an exfoliating mitt made of raw silk and cotton (plastic-free!) is traditionally used in a Turkish bath by a keseci (the person doing the exfoliating!) to exfoliate your skin. Using a kese promotes lymphatic drainage, good circulation, anti-aging. These are the opposite of single use mitts or loofahs that only last a little while-- a kese usually lasts 5-10 years (!!!) with good maintenance.

      We've included detailed instructions for use in the FAQ below, but we've also got a cool explainer up on our Instagram
  • End of Life
    • · Your kese will ship in a recycled cardboard box or compostable courier envelope with minimal, plastic-free packaging. Your kese may have a tag attached with jute twine, and will come with a small insert with care instructions that is printed on recycled paper.
    • · With proper care, your kese should last 5-10 years, however in the case they need need to be repurposed, they can be used in cleaning as rags. Since each kese is made of biodegradable materials, it is technically compostable in home compost.
  • Shipping & Delivery
    • · This item ships 3-5 days after you place your order.
  • FAQ
    • · This kese is manufactured in a very small family run atelier in Turkey-- always 100% factory and sweatshop free.
    • · Each kese is the size of a hand mitt.
    • · Traditionally before the kese is applied in the bath, the bathers take a few minutes on the hot stone to prep their skin for exfoliation. Since most modern homes don't have this built in (could you imagine, tho!?) our tips for kese use are a little different than the traditional. First thing's first: no lotion or soap before you use your kese, please. Your skin needs to be non-slippery, and exfoliating should be your first step-- before any product can leave a film on your skin. This will go easier if you've already been in a steamy bathroom or shower before you start using the kese.
    • · The kese is best used on the body and not on the face!
    • · Before you use the mitt, dampen it under warm water, wear it on your hand like a glove and start applying it on your damp skin. Turn off the shower since kese does not apply well under flowing water (good for the Earth, too!).
    • · Start with gentle, circular motions-- a little goes a long way. Use gentle and moisturizing products after you use the kese! A little redness or irritation is normal, since you're using a rough cloth on your skin. We recommend using the kese once every two weeks or so-- not nearly as often as some might have you think!
  • Ingredients & Materials
    • · This product is made of raw silk and cotton.