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"All across the meadows, many poppies blossomed, and that were so hypnotic and brilliant in color they nearly dazzled Dorothy's eyes. "Aren't they beautiful?" the girl asked her companions, as she breathed in the spicy scent of the big, bright flowers."―The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 

 

They now came upon more and more of the big scarlet poppies, and fewer and fewer of the other flowers; and soon they found themselves in the midst of a great meadow of poppies. Now it is well known that when there are many of these flowers together their odor is so powerful that anyone who breathes it falls asleep, and if the sleeper is not carried away from the scent of the flowers, he sleeps on and on forever. But Dorothy did not know this, nor could she get away from the bright red flowers that were everywhere about; so presently her eyes grew heavy and she felt she must sit down to rest and to sleep.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 

"And now my beauties, something with poison in it I think, with poison in it, but attractive to the eye and soothing to the smell . . . poppies, poppies, poppies will put them to sleep."
—The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz (movie, released 1939)

 

A deadly flower might seem curious at first, but poppies, of course, are no ordinary bloom. In the story, these scarlet blossoms are mysteriously cursed. They are attractive to the eye, soothing to the smell, and dangerously fatal when among too many. The poppies are described by Baum as being more beautiful than any other poppy ever seen, and their entrancing scent is so potent that anyone who breathes it in for too long falls into a deep eternal slumber from which they cannot wake . The only way to break this powerful spell is to be physically carried away from the field and exposed to fresh air.  In the 1939 movie adaptation, we learn that the Wicked Witch of the West has enchanted the flowers with a dark curse as trap for Dorothy. 

 

During the long, epic journey to the Emerald City to visit the great and powerful Wizard, Dorothy and her comrades come upon the cursed scarlet field and wander knee deep into the flowery red carpet. Dorothy, Toto, and the Lion all fall victim to the hypnosis immediately. Fortunately, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man, not being of flesh and thus unable to be affected, are tasked with rescuing their friends. In the original movie adaptation, Glinda the Good Witch hears their cries for help and aids in their rescue so they may continue on their merry way. 

 

The specific kind of poppy in Oz is a rare magical species type of flower which all happen to hold an extra strong dose of "poison". This is also the source of the real life crude drug "opium" which contains powerful medicinal alkaloids such as heroin and morphine. Curiously enough, during L. Frank Baum's lifetime, opium use was a common part of everday life. Fears of opiod addiction finally sparked legislative action in the U.S. in 1914 to control access to this dangerous drug. 

 

Metaphorically, the poppy field represents blind complacency and being lulled into a static way of thinking, and/or buying into dogmas that we don't truly believe in and/or those that are outdated. As we celebrate Pride month, let's take a hard look at those blindly accepted beliefs that prevent us from accepting others who may be different from ourselves. Let's all try to be more like Dorothy and be accepting of everyone, as well as reaching for new levels of awareness that expand our reality and free us from our ignorance. It's progress and personal growth that make us better humans.

 

Our stunning Poppy Fields bar contains mesmerizing kaleidoscopic designs of red, yellow, green and orange on a vibrant blue background. You'll certainly become entranced by their fresh and floral scent! Bright mandarin, exhilarating eucalyptus and airy ozonic notes rise above soft florals of restful chamomile, tingling-fresh freesia, and delicate rose. It finishes with earthy patchouli, amber, palo santo and musk for grounding and balance. 

 

These unique bars require a specialty tool and a labor-intensive process to create. We hope that you appreciate the extra effort that it takes to produce this one-of-a-kind #utilitarianart! 

 

Approx 3.0-4.0+oz bar. Individual bar sizes vary. 

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

 

 

Ingredients: Saponified oils of: coconut oil, olive oil, mango butter, cocoa butter, hi-oleic sunflower oil & castor oil; distilled water, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, titanium dioxide and mica

 

 

 

 

Poppy Fields Artisan Botanical Soap

$9.00Price
  • As loud and proud allies of the LGBTQIA community, we offer an inclusive and safe space in our retail boutique for all folks.  During Pride Month, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds from the sales of our Pride Collection to The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that works to end suicide among the LGBTQIA community. They offer life-saving 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQIA young people. Statistics show that LGBTQIA youth are more than 4 times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. Acceptance matters....love is love. 

    Trevor Project text support line: 678-678

  • 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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