Eurydice, our signature scent, begins with top notes of mandarin and lemongrass amplified by mid notes of bergamot and ginger steeped in a base of white tea and jasmine. Deeply aromatic, uplifting, and ethereal, this scent transforms any space into a soothing atmosphere.
Eurydice body polish is infused with natural essential oils, including bergamot, litsea cubeba, and ginger.
Top | Lemon, Mandarin
Middle | Ginger, Bergamot
Base | White Tea, Jasmine
Eurydice was a woodland nymph who came to fall in love with Orpheus, the son of the god Apollo and the muse Calliope. Orpheus was gifted a lyre by his father and was known to play music that was said to be even more beautiful that the songs of the Sirens. Still reeling from excitement and euphoria on her wedding day, Eurydice didn't notice a viper at her feet while she danced with the water nymphs. The viper bit Eurydice and killed her, leaving Orpheus devastated. Orpheus would mourn the death of Eurydice greatly, and the songs he composed and performed were so sad that even gods were said to have wept.
Orpheus set out to descend to Hades to convince him to let his wife leave the underworld and be given back her life. Any other mortal would have died, but Orpheus, being protected by the gods, went to Hades and persuaded him to be able to take Eurydice back with him. Hades agreed under one condition: Eurydice would have to follow behind Orpheus while walking out from the caves of the underworld, and he could not turn to look at her as they walked. Orpheus went around in the Underworld searching for Eurydice, when he heard her, he closed his eyes and reached out for her hand. Thus Eurydice began her ascent from the underworld; something that few souls ever did.
Unable to hear Eurydice's footsteps, Orpheus began to fear that Hades had fooled him. Only a few feet away from the exit, Orpheus turned to see Eurydice behind him, sending her back to be trapped in the underworld forever. Orpheus tried to return to the underworld but was unable to as a person cannot enter the realm of Hades twice while alive.
Our handcrafted body polishes leave skin feeling nourished and moisturized.
Antioxidant-rich grapeseed and vitamin E oils leave skin feeling silky smooth, while mango butter, cocoa butter, and fractionated coconut oil all work together to moisturize and soften the skin.
Naturally derived BTMS-50 and Optiphen serve to keep our body polishes creamy and free from water-borne pathogens that might be introduced in your shower or bathtub.
Organic cane sugar ensures that our body polishes provide just the right amount of exfoliation without having to worry about micro-abrasions or razor burn that can accompany other larger granules like salt.
Store in a cool and dry place when not in use. Before closing, tip vessel to drain any water that has entered during use.
If settling or separation occurs, gently stir your body polish with a spoon to recombine.
Our body polish labels are curbside recyclable and are categorized under plastic category 4 LDPE, or low-density polyethylene.
Our body polish containers and lids are curbside recyclable and are categorized under plastic category 1 PET, or polyethylene terephlalate.
Orpheus and Lyre is committed to remaining plastic negative. This means that we calculate the plastic footprint of each product, and provide funding to plastic recovery and recycling initiatives equal to twice as much plastic as that product's unique footprint.
This funding creates and improves rural plastic infrastructure used for plastic collection, sorting, and recycling as well as the recovery and recycling of low-value plastic waste from nature, landfills, incineration plants, and our planet's oceans.