Will-o'-the-wisp

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A flame,
Which oft, they say, some evil Spirit attends,
Hovering and blazing with delusive light,
Misleads the amazed night-wanderer from his way
To bogs and mires, and oft through pond or pool;
There swallowed up and lost, from succour far.

John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667

Will-o'-the-wisps are known the world over by many different names. Fool's Fire, Ghost Lights, Pixy Lights, Treasure Light and many others, all threaten to lead people from safety into danger. Some cultures believe them to be human souls, or ghosts, while others believe them to be mischievous fairy folk, or the work of the devil. Will-O'-theWisps are described as a number of different colours, often reds, pinks, blues and greens, and are always a light or flame in the distance on moors and swamps. This tinted balm is a sheer, coral pink - a warm shade for a small flame spirit, and pink for the association with fair folk.

Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Butter, Wheatgerm Oil, Jojoba Wax, Peach Kernel Oil, Olive Wax, Avocado Butter, Mango Butter, Mica, Vitamin E, Flavour.

May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Violet, Ultramarine, Iron Oxides, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 21, Red 27, Red 40

  • This colour is vegan.
  • Comes as an oval lip balm tube, approximately 4.5g of product.
  • Darker shades may cause minor staining.