about the english soap company

About The English Soap Company

Who are The English Soap Company?

The English Soap Company story began in 2000, when founders Bob & Juliet discovered a number of vintage soap moulds lying disused in a machinery workshop farm in Kent, England.

soap moulds

Inspired by their discovery, Bob & Juliet spent years perfecting the art of soap making and perfumery to make the perfect soap. A soap bar smooth and silky in texture, that moisturises rather than dries the skin, and above all is effused with a luxurious designer perfume that lasts until the end of the bar.

From Kitchen Table to Farm

As the business grew Bob & Juliet moved their soap operation out of their kitchen and on to a local farm in the Sussex countryside.

english countryside

From here the business grew from strength to strength as demand for their soaps increased. 

All of their soap, hand creams, hand and body wash and candles and produced on their idyllic farm site. Their laboratories, warehouses, production rooms, offices and packing barns are all located there. 

english soap company farm

In 2012 Bob and Juliet’s son Oliver took over as Managing Director, along with his wife Ailsa, as Business Development Manager. They now export to over 40 countries across the globe with partnerships including The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and even Barbie!

To this day The English Soap Company is proud to remain a family business with the team ever-growing.

The English soap company team

In 2023, The English Soap Company still makes all of their soap and skincare products on the farm site in the heart of the English countryside, in beautiful Waldron, East Sussex.

farm site location for english soap company

Luxury Soap & Skincare Products

SUSTAINABLE & VEGAN

We endeavour to be sustainable in everything we do. We are proud to say that all soaps made by us are in completely plastic free packaging using either paper wraps or board both of which are fully recyclable.

To understand more detail about our industry leading commitment to sustainability, read our article on our sustainability practices and policies.

We are also proud to produce vegan and vegetarian products that are cruelty free.

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

The English Soap Company is a family run business and we are committed to making beautiful, quality products. Our perfumes are all sourced from major English fragrance houses and all products are made in the heart of the English countryside in East Sussex, England.

DESIGN & PACKAGING

Beautifully designed and packaged, all artwork is created by an in-house team to the artisanal tradition.

FRAGRANCE

All of our products are generously scented with a broad and diverse range of perfumes from floral to fruity to fine fragranced to exotic.

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Our Soap & Skincare Collections

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Collection

The Kew Gardens collection is an exclusive range of luxury hand soaps, hand washes, hand creams and hand sanitisers, inspired by the fragrances and beauty of the plants at The Royal Botanical Garden, Kew in London.

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The Kew Gardens collection has 17 fragrances to choose from, in fruity, fine and floral perfumes. All packaging is adorned with beautiful illustrations selected from Kew Garden’s historic archives to give the products their unique design.

Kew Gardens

Anniversary Collection

2020 marks our 20th anniversary of luxury soap. To celebrate this landmark occasion, we launched the Anniversary Collection, a range of shea butter soaps in 17 new fruity and floral scents.

These wonderful soap bars are for your basins, baths or showers and fill any room with their long-lasting perfume.

The English Soap Company Anniversary soap bar is made in the UK with pure vegetable oils using traditional methods. These soap bars produce a richer lather, are longer-lasting, and have a silkier, luxurious effect on the skin than standard soap bars.

We make every product ourselves in the heart of the Sussex countryside, using the finest quality ingredients. All our perfumes are made in England by expert perfumers and have been designed specifically for the English Soap Company.

This product is vegan friendly, cruelty-free and free from parabens, SLS and SLES. The beautifully illustrated soap bar wraps are fully recyclable with plastic-free packaging, making them ideal guilt-free gifts for friends and family. 

Anniversary

Gift Soap Collection

Our popular Gift Collection Soaps are wrapped in beautifully designed packaging and make a perfect gift for someone special. Our Small Luxury Guest Soaps make ideal stocking fillers or wedding favours. This perfumed soap is enriched with shea butter to create a nourishing and moisturising soap bar, suitable for all skin types.

Made in the UK with pure vegetable oils using traditional methods to create a luxury soap bar leaving the skin soft and smelling fresh.

This product is vegan friendly, cruelty free and free from parabens, SLS and SLES. All our Gift Box Collection wraps are plastic free.

Body & Bath

Wonderful Animals Collection

A magically inspired collection of perfumed soap bars! Made in the UK, vegan friendly, cruelty free, and in plastic free packaging. A perfect give for a loved one or a special treat for yourself. With a little message on the side, you are guaranteed a smile.

This soap bar is a great size for your basins, baths or showers and will fill the room with its everlasting fragrance. The perfumed soap is enriched with shea butter to create a nourishing and moisturising soap bar, suitable for all skin types. The plastic free wraps are printed and illustrated locally.

Body & Bath

Travel Soap Collection

Our beautifully packaged Travel Soap Collection are 100g mini oval soap bars in delightful new fragrances to take on your travels. The perfect size for any adventure! Packaged in vibrant hand drawn illustrations and made from recyclable card - they make a wonderful treat for yourself or a sustainable gift for a friend. Where luxury meets adventure!
Made in the UK with pure vegetable oils using traditional methods to create a luxury soap bar leaving the skin soft and smelling fresh. This product is vegan friendly, cruelty free and free from parabens, SLS and SLES.

Travel Soaps

Barbie™ Soap Bars

Add a touch of pink into your life! The English Soap Company have teamed up with the original icon Barbie™ to create a collection of luxury soaps.
Barbie has been inspiring girls to be anything since 1959. From popstar to president, astronaut to zoologist, there isn’t a glass ceiling Barbie hasn’t broken. Today, with over 250 careers and counting, she continues to inspire the limitless potential in every girl.
Much like Barbie, the inspiration behind this collection of hand soaps is to evoke a sense of positivity and kindness. Whether these soaps bring back cherished memories from your childhood or serve as an ideal gift for a special young person in your life, their purpose is to promote confidence and help you feel your absolute best. Explore our Barbie™ Soap Collection today!

Barbie Hand Soaps 

Take Care Collection

Take Care Collection is a range of soap and skincare products that are formulated for people with specific skin conditions such as sensitive skin, dry skin and more.

Offering an assortment of soap bars, body washes, hand washes, and hand creams, each product is formulated to cater to specific skin needs.

Infused by proven ingredients including Tea Tree Oil, Sulphur, and Apricot Kernel Oil, these formulations have been carefully designed to target and alleviate various skin concerns effectively.

Explore our exclusive Take Care Collection today. 

Take Care Collection

Company Awards

Sustainable / Ethical Manufacturer Award, Insider Made in South East – WINNER 2020
Export Award, Insider Made in South East – WINNER 2020
Sustainable Initiative Award, Good Retail Awards 2021 – SHORTLISTED 2021
Gift of The Year, Beauty, Bath & Body Award – SHORTLISTED 2021
Family Business, Director of the Year, London & South East Award - WINNER 2020
International Business of The Year, FSB Awards - WINNER 2020
Family Business Award, Great British Entrepreneur Awards – SHORTLISTED 2020
Wealdon Hero Award, from Nus Ghani MP for Wealdon – AWARDED 2020
Export Business of the Year, ACES east Sussex Business Awards – WINNER 2019
International Businesswoman Awards, Businesswomen Excellence Awards – WINNER 2019

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