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“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”

The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen


Have you ever felt like a fish out of water? Like you simply don't belong anywhere? The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen takes us on journey to the bottom of the sea and pulls us along like the flow of the tide to its tragic end. It tells the tale of a mermaid who falls in love with a human prince, and makes a deal with a Sea Witch for a chance to win his heart. The Little Mermaid is depicted as curious, adventurous and eager to explore the world outside the sea. Her desire for a human soul and the love of a human prince sets her on a journey of sacrifice and self-discovery. The story of The Little Mermaid has endured for many generations, with countless retellings and reimaginings. Would you be willing to forsake your family and the only world you know, change everything about yourself and what makes you unique just to win the heart of a complete stranger?


Perhaps in today's world, we should flip the script and embrace a new ideal of what it means to be a mermaid:

"The mermaid is an archetypal image that represents a woman who is at ease in the great waters of life, the waters of emotion and sexuality. She shows us how to embrace our instinctive sexuality and sensuality so that we can affirm the essence of our feminine nature, the wisdom of our bodies, and the playfulness of our spirits. She symbolizes our connection with our deepest instinctive feelings, our wild and untamed animal nature that exists below the surface of outward personalities. She is able to respond to her mysterious sexual impulses without abandoning her more human, conscious side. What happened to the girls who dreamed of being mermaids?"
   - Anita Johnston,
         Eating in the Light of the Moon


Our Mermaid Tales bar will delight your inner child, the one who always wanted to be a mermaid! Its bright and fun palette, with loads of (biodegradable, reef-safe) glitter on top sings a cheery song to help you seas the day! ;) Bright citrus and airy floral notes burst with freshness! This one has a luxury marine freshness that starts with bergamot and mandarin notes aloft on a floral heart of rose, lily of the valley, dewy greens, cool eucalyptus and soothing lavender, and dives into a rich woodsy base of oakmoss, cedarwood, and musk for a rich, earthy balance. You'll want to dive into this divine scent every day! 


Second Image: The Little Mermaid (1923) illustration by Wanda Zeigner-Ebel (1894-1970) for Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales.]



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: Distilled water, Coconut oil, Hi-oleic Sunflower seed oil, Olive oil, Sodium hydroxide*, Mango butter, Cocoa butter, Avocado oil, Castor oil, Fragrance, Sodium lactate, Citric acid, Micas, and Titanium dioxide; topped with biodegradable, plant-based eco-glitter

*None remains in final product





Mermaid Tales 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.
    • You may experience colored lather with dark or brightly colored bars; however, no permanent staining should occur. 
    • Discontinue use if irritation occurs
    • Soaps are for external use only & are not edible
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