Rational Creatures

(6 customer reviews)


Rational Creatures bar soap is a fresh and clean scent with notes of bergamot, apricot, and currant. The bar depicts an artistic scene of wild ocean currents, strong and willful. These are not calm waters! Mrs. Croft would be right at home among the waves.

A rational creature is a woman celebrated for being strong, intelligent, brave, and capable. The perfect gift for a teacher, mother, sister, or friend. Let us all strive to be rational creatures and navigate our path into the current.

“But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.” ~Mrs. Croft, from Jane Austen’s Persuasion, published 1817.

“Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.” ~Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women  published 1792.

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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 elegantly wrapped in handmade lokta paper and 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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6 reviews for Rational Creatures

  1. Sophia Rose (verified owner)

    I purchased for gifts and the first thing out of people’s mouths was ‘oh, this smells so good’ and ‘I love the feel of this’.

    So, mission accomplished.

    Item was exactly as described, but in person the color was more vibrant that pictures can show. It was carefully packaged and shipped ‘gift giving perfect’. I tried one of the sample slivers that were included after I got done gardening and it worked great and didn’t leave a residue. Scent was fabulous and my skin felt like it had been moisterized and cleaned all in one.

    Would definitely make future purchases.

  2. Christina Boyd (verified owner)

    I bought several for all the “Rational Creatures” authors and for special giveaways. I love the fresh scent and especially the gorgeous color. The packaging also makes for amazing, personal gifting! Highly recommended.

    Image #1 from Christina Boyd
  3. Pamela (verified owner)

    Gorgeous design and an invigorating scent! As with all soaps from Northanger, my biggest dilemma is trying to figure out which ones to keep for myself and which ones to give away as gifts…

  4. Melanie (verified owner)

    This may be my favorite design. Looking at it makes me think of adventure, also because of the theme. A lovely scent. This soap is irresistible.

  5. SueAnn Beer (verified owner)

    The scent is divine…on of my favorites…have bought more..

  6. Emily (verified owner)

    My husband uses this and he says it has a feeling of warmth, strength and reliability, so perfect for the Crofts! (He wants to clarify that he means strength as in the character trait, not that it’s too strong a smell – the fragrance is perfect!)

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