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Where do fairies live? It's an age-old question to be sure. Fairies reside in a place that is neither here nor there, in unseen parallel realms outside of our ordinary physical reality, just beyond the veil that separates us from the Otherworld. The only ones who can see this world and its magical inhabitants are those with special sight...or those who are under a faery spell.


There are places on this Earth that touch the soul with the sheer power of their magnitude. Anyone who lives in close embrace with the natural world knows of sites in the natural landscape that for one reason or another stands out from the rest of the environs. These places are often steeped in superstition - places where then energy feels distinctly different and encounters with mysterious phenomena have become local legend. Attitudes to such places vary from fear and inapproachability to attraction and reverence.


Prominent amongst the many cultural landscape features of Scotland are the numerous hills and mounds said to be the underground dwellings of the fairy folk and recognised as gateways to the Otherworld. In local culture, it would be taboo, and even dangerous, to tread upon these areas during the liminal times of dusk and dawn, and removing anything from such a place, even as small a token as a pebble or a stick, would have one shunned from society on the offchance that that person is now cursed, having disrespected the fae folk.  What sort of curse might befall one? Most notably, the faery mound/hill is a place where unsuspecting travellers could become trapped in the Otherworld and find themselves living with the faeries deep within. Time stands still in these enchanted realms, and when emerging from a faery mound, the lost soul will have found that time had not stood still but raced past. What may have passed as mere minutes in the faery realm could have been 200 years in our reality. Ah, but one might feel lucky to have been spared such a fate and not get trapped in the faery world... just to have their crops fail, their cows struck with a sudden disease, or other such malady (or a series of serious maladies!) befallen upon them. 


Despite these purported dangers, fairy hills (and other locales of such lore) hold a certain fascination for many of us who have been smitten with fae magick. Scotland's Isle of Skye and Highlands region tops many a tourist's bucket list of fairy havens. From the Fairy Pools to the Fairy Glen, Scotland is an open storybook of magical adventures for the fairy lover. 


But did you know that you need not travel halfway across the world to discover places steeped in fairy lore?? We just so happen to have our own legendary places right here in NC! Chimney Rock and the adjacent Hickory Nut Gorge, just west of Lake Lure, has been known for centuries to hold such mystique. The Cherokee tribe of Western NC have regarded the area as sacred and have long known of fairy activity in this region, believing the fairies to be the guardians of the mountain. As far back as the 1800's, people have talked about the "floating fairies". These beings presented themselves as human-like but smaller, distinctly men, women and children, by the dozens, but were bright as the sun and all wearing white gowns, just flying around the mountain. Multiple eye-witness accounts of the phenomenon have been explained away by scientists, but those who have seen them with their own eyes will tell you they were indeed very, very real. It is said that the race of Little People here do not like to be disturbed, and will throw a spell over a disrespectful traveler and make them lose their way. Those who live in the area, or have visited, know in their hearts that this is a magical place. 


Our fascinating Fairy Hill bar brings the magic of the fae to life! A green fairy hill rises from a colorful wildflower meadow under blue skies. Fairy Hill is scented in a fresh and fruity blend of soothing lavender, exhilarating mint and spring air, bright lemon and pineapple blossom, with a floral heart of jasmine. It will lift you up on fairy wings! 




Approx 4-4.5oz bar

Handcrafted soap will continue to evaporate water and lose weight over time. This makes for a finer, harder, and longer lasting bar.


Ingredients: Olive oil, Distilled water, Coconut oil, Cocoa butter, Hi-oleic Sunflower seed oil, Sodium hydroxide*, Mango seed butter, Avocado oil, Castor oil, Fragrance, Citric acid, Sodium lactate, Micas & Titanium Dioxide

*None remains in final product





Fairy Hill Artisan Botanical Soap

  • Handmade soaps need to breathe! We recommend storing your soap on a slatted or free draining soap dish so that it can air dry in between uses.

    • Remove botanical toppings prior to use.
    • Don't allow your soap to sit in a puddle of water.
    • Use a wash cloth, loofah or soap saver bag to extend the life of your soap bar. 
    • Use your soap bar within one year of purchase. I know they're pretty to look at, but they're intended to be used so enjoy them! :)
    • Store unused soap out of direct sunlight and away from extreme temperature fluctuations and high humidity conditions.
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