Black Sheep

$10.00

These spicy scented vanilla anise sheep might have been witness to many a great love story, roaming about on Mr. Knightley’s estate. Indeed, these black sheep are feeling rather frisky during the Autumn months and are looking out for their own bit of romance. A few are hoping to spook a few shepherds too as Halloween approaches:)

Sheep are what you might call omnipresent in Jane Austen’s era. In the pasture, on the road,  everywhere! Naturally, they belong in our shop too. Jane Austen wrote about sheep with regard to the estates of Kellynch Hall (Persuasion) and Donwell Abbey (Emma), and Jane Austen’s own father kept sheep as well.


“Why should he marry?—He is as happy as possible by himself; with his farm, and his sheep, and his library.” ~regarding Mr. Knightley of Emma, by Jane Austen

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Handmade in small batches with gentle, moisturizing ingredients. It is made from a saponified blend of lard, olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, and castor oil, with fragrance oil, colorant, and rosemary oleoresin. Net weight 4 oz (113 g).

All our soaps are boxed with care in historical Jane Austen style with a stamped wax seal, tissue paper, and muslin. (Learn more here.) They are perfect for gift giving and may also be shipped directly to the recipient with an optional hand-written gift message. Each soap is individually labeled and bundled with its origin story, similar to what you see here. See product photos for packaging examples.

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