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The Search for Elizabeth Bennet

Elizabeth Bennet bar soap by Northanger Soapworks

“I thought Miss Elizabeth Bennet looked remarkably well when she came into the room this morning. Her dirty petticoat quite escaped my notice.” ~Mr. Bingley, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
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Here’s the decorated top of Elizabeth Bennet bar soap! I was going for a mossy look and I like how it turned out.  

Many of you have noticed that I have a Mr. Darcy soap but no Elizabeth! Where was she, you asked? When would I make Elizabeth?

In truth, this is the third time I have made Elizabeth. The first was 6 months ago before I opened the shop, and the second 5 months ago. The first two iterations looked totally different, and after I had made them I took a hard look and they just weren’t Elizabeth to me. I love Pride and Prejudice and I feel like I know Elizabeth pretty well. When you try and create something inspired by a person, sometimes it doesn’t turn out how you imagine, and that is what happened.

I gave up for a time, discouraged, and moved on to other projects. The ideas needed to sit a good long while until I felt really good about one of them.

And so here we are! Here is what I feel is a true Elizabeth. I take my character inspirations very seriously! I don’t create some random soap and throw a Jane Austen label on it. They are all meaningful to me. And I am so happy that I can finally share Elizabeth with you.

More details on this soap will be forthcoming soon! Be sure to join my mailing list (sign up at the bottom of the page) to be notified when it is available! This soap is curing and will be ready in about 4 weeks.

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