The Natural Soap Company
Natural Soap Company creates beautiful and luxurious handmade soaps at their small soap works in Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, UK. All their soaps are made in small batches entirely by hand, using a cold-process soap making technique (involving no boiling of the soap or addition of chemicals) and natural ingredients. The end result is a lovely creamy soap which, because of the presence of glycerin, won’t dry your skin like a typical mass-produced soap.
Soap comes from a chemical reaction between oils and lye, called saponification. This produces glycerin as a by-product and it has long been known that glycerin is a natural moisturiser. In cold-process soap making it is stirred back into the soap during production, whereas in commercial soap making, it is washed away as a waste product. This means that handmade soaps retain all the glycerin, making superior and gentle bars of soap.
The ingredients they use to start with are purified water and edible-grade olive, coconut and palm oils. They then add in a selection of the extra ingredients that make their soaps so special – avocado, jojoba, sweet almond, apricot kernel and hemp oils, nutrients such as shea butter, cocoa butter and beeswax, and cosmetic pigments for colour.
They only ever use pure, aromatherapy-grade essential oils to scent their soaps, never man-made scents. Essential oils cannot be beaten for their glorious fragrances. Many of their soaps contain powdered flowers, oatmeal, corn meal or honey, though some are left alone – we try to cater for everyone! Our soaps are beautiful to look at and an overwhelming pleasure to use – there is nothing nicer than a handmade soap, and these are some of the best!
Hemp V POF
Hemp oil, pressed from the seed of the Cannabis sativa plant, has been added to this lovely, rich, moisturising soap. It has the clean scent of rosemary, tea tree and lavender essential oils and has to be tried to be believed.
V – Soap made using NO animal ingredients; POF – Made using NO palm oil.
POF – Palm Oil Free