We are The Lunantishee, Guardians of the sloe berry,
Autumn has arrived and Lo! The Blackthorn bears the purple sloe !
Fragrance notes: Rich syrupy sloe berries with a hint of aniseed.
Day of The Lunantishees ~
In folk lore there are days to honour the Lunantishees – known as the spirits who guard Blackthorn trees or Sloes. They permit no one to cut Blackthorn branches on 11 November (originally All Hallow’s Eve) or on 11 May (originally May Day).
The Blackthorn is a symbol of both punishment and protection as it represents the struggle of new life arising from the breakdown of old things.
It is known as the Black Rod or Blasting Rod, of the ominous Mage or Witch who would carry staves of this wood as a walking stick, club or knife-like weapon. These staves were renowned for their great magical power.
It was considered prudent in olden times to leave an offering of cake, butter and milk or ale outside the door or on a windowsill, in order to procure the Lunantishees`good favor and avert the mischief they can cause.
Sodium cocoate, Sodium palmate, Sodium rapeseedate, Sodium olivate, Sodium castorate, Butyrospermim parkii, Kaolin,Tussah silk, Parfum, CI77891, CI77007, CI77019, CI77861, CI77491, CI77288, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Limonene.
The photographs of the soaps are a rough representation of how the bar will generally look. There will be slight changes in the swirls and effects from bar to bar and batch to batch. This is because our soaps are handmade in small batches and variations will and do occur. We endeavour to update our Soap images on a regular basis.
Your soap will come boxed. Boxed weight approx 120g.