We live in the spark that ignites when two great things combine to become one. We are the space where history & the present converge to become a new reality. We are two sisters, brought together by an unwavering commitment to each other & the women we create these products for.
Our products are rooted in the power of ancient botanicals- plants that transcend time & space, plants used across countries and cultures for their ability to heal. Cleban first began as an apothecary in Amsterdam, established in 1850 by Michel Cleban. In 1961 it was passed onto our Grandfather, Bernardus Pekelharing.
My sister and I spent our summers in Amsterdam living in the residence above our Opa’s apothecary, Cleban. In honor of our heritage we have reimagined Cleban into a line of wellness products to nourish your wellbeing. This is a story of duality, of Old & New, East & West, and She & I. And so our sister products work in harmony to achieve the same purpose- because some things are better together.
Cleban first started as an apothecary established in 1850 Amsterdam—later sold to our grandfather in 1961. Opa’s shop was a place of community & healing, where you would find both the latest in skincare & must-have supplement, or sneak in a dropje (Dutch licorice) or two.
As our chief formulator Liana curates a mix of topicals & ingestibles artfully crafted in California. She merges expertise from Eastern & Western disciplines including Ayurverdic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Plant Synergy & Plant Intelligence. She endeavours with great passion and exhaustive precision to formulate products with the wild power of plant, rock, and mineral.