Daedalus was a master craftsman. When the King of Crete commissioned him to build an enormous labyrinth as a prison for the monstrous Minotaur, Daedalus accepted. His work was perfect - so perfect that the King of Crete had a perfect way to ensnare and trap the craftsman himself, thereby trapping the only man alive who could reveal its secrets. But Daedalus was too clever to be caught; he designed wings made of wax and feathers, sturdy enough to allow him and his son Icarus to escape. As they took flight, he warned his son not to fly too close to the ocean, for fear of the damp air, nor too close to the sun, for fear of the sun’s heat. But once airborne, Icarus was overcome by the thrill of flight. He flew higher and higher...until, as his horrified father could only watch helplessly, Icarus’ wings melted in the shinning sunlight, and he plummeted to his death below.
Sweet orange essential oil and Brazilian gold clay capture the warmth of the sun in these bars. Stamped with a single golden set of wings, we hope they remind you that we can all “escape” in small ways - without fear of falling. Approx. 4 oz.