About Us

Preparing our bodies for the working week or for that special occasion is a time honoured ritual. One where our clothing often takes precedence to what lies beneath. I want to challenge that, to bring back something that excites other senses and to provide a moment of peace for the body, mind and spirit in this special time of preparation that is just Pure Ritual….

Kevin Groves, Founder Of Pure Ritual

Our History

Kevin became enamored with everything about ancient Egypt as a child and still remains so to this day. In 2011 he created House Of Kiya as an outlet of his more geeky interests in Egypt as well as to provide free resources on ancient Egyptian history and mythology. In 2020 his interests leaped into a more physical one that included the sense of smell and sound which had been lacking previously.

To this end Pure Ritual came about to provide a way to share ancient recipe research into scents which would have been available to the ancient Egyptians – be it soap, incense and original perfumes.

Our Values

Care and sensitivity in our research of ancient recipes

While many ancient recipe ingredients are either no longer classed as safe to use in cosmetics, or cant be identified, or even are now extinct/critically endangered; we strive to be sympathetic to the objective of the original recipes and ideas of our ancestors.


The planet is important right? Therefore as much packaging is as Eco-friendly, recyclable or at least reusable possible to remain within the law in regards to product safety. For example, the soap is wrapped in paper outer with a wax paper inner. Bottles and tins are used instead of plastic bags.


The best botanicals and resins will do, none of this fake synthetic muck

  • Scent Of Dover
    I’m currently working on a scent, or more likely a serious of perfumes that capture various aspects of this wonderful town of Dover, White Cliffs Country. There is much nature and history here which present various elements worthy of capture. I have three so far, the first is of the sea and the rare and …

Not found any commercial perfumes that you like? Have you considered your own bespoke perfume?

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