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She stretched herself up on tiptoe, and peeped over the edge of the mushroom, and her eyes immediately met those of a large caterpillar, that was sitting on the top with its arms folded, quietly smoking a long hookah, and taking not the smallest notice of her or of anything else.


'Who are YOU?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


Alice, down the rabbit hole, meets the Caterpillar sitting upon a magic mushroom, which tells her in a ‘languid, sleepy voice’ that the mushroom is the key to navigating through her strange journey: ‘one side will make you grow taller, the other side will make you grow shorter’. He has the appearance of a wise old professor – he smokes a hookah lazily and takes a very long time to say anything. He treats Alice wearily and with condescension, but also gives her advice. Alice accepts his advice and pockets a piece of mushroom from both the top and bottom, which she subsequently uses throughout the story to change her height as needed. 


Mushrooms have long held an aura of mystery, and this mystique has been intensified by their potential to induce altered states of consciousness. It turns out that Victorian folk and fairy lore is chockfull of stories about magical mushrooms and toadstools, faires, pixies and elves all appearing in mystical worlds teeming with the unimaginable. The iconic red and white capped amanita muscaria aka fly agaric mushroom is well known for its psychoactive intoxication. The use of mushrooms to induce altered states of consciousness is not a recent phenomenon. Indigenous cultures across the globe have incorporated certain mushroom species into their rituals and spiritual practices for centuries, and cultures around the world have revered mushrooms as gateways to the divine and the mystical. 


We've named our mystical mushie bar "Phantasmagoria", which describes "a shifting series of phantasms, illusions, or deceptive appearances, as in a dream or as created by the imagination." 

While our enchanting bar does NOT contain anything that will send you off to your own version of Wonderland, LOL, it certainly captures the mystical and magical vibes that a trip down the rabbit hole might induce! Zingy spice notes meet uplifting orange peel and soul-grounding woodland base notes in this unique sensory experience.  Spellbinding swirls evoke mesmerizing illusions....extra enchantment to bring whimsy and delight to our daily routine. ;) 


Our design was inspired by the artwork in the second picture. Artwork belongs to Pendulane on Deviant Art.


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





Phantasmagoria 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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