Based in East London, and with a traditional workshop in the Lake District, The Soap Co. creates soap products with sophisticated fragrances, minimalist design and a strong social and environmental ethos.
We are a social enterprise providing training and work opportunities for people who are visually impaired, have disabilities or are otherwise disadvantaged. All our profits go back into our business so that we can provide these opportunities and more like them.
Ethically & Environmentally Friendly
All our products are made in the UK with natural extracts, added vitamins and are colour and paraben free. We never test our products on animals and we’re always striving to reduce our impact on the environment. But that’s only half the story.
A bottle that is made from old milk bottles? An exfoliating soap pebble supporting Lake District farmers? That is just the beginning! Our award-winning minimalist packaging, with Braille graphics, strives to be as environmentally sustainable as possible.
Subtle Gentle Fragrances
Select from four delicious fragrances across our body care products – rich and aromatic Black Poppy & Wild Fig, light and classic White Tea, reviving Citrus, and awakening Bergamot & Mint.
Our hand wash and hand lotion are made with moisturising pro-vitamin B5, soothing aloe vera extract and natural antiseptic tea tree oil. The hand lotion is also full of softening cocoa butter. The handmade soap bars contain cocoa butter, pro-vitamin B5, olive, coconut and sustainable palm oil as well as water distilled from the Lake District.
See Ability Not Disability
When you buy a Soap Co. product, you are contributing to our social purpose – the creation of employment for our staff, 80 percent of whom are blind or otherwise disabled or disadvantaged. We empower our staff to build their skills, confidence and independence in our friendly and supportive workplace.
The Soap Co. and our parent organisation, CLARITY Employment for Blind People, trade for good with all our profits reinvested to help create further employment.
We spoke to Jason from our Keswick workshop who is the brains behind our new Soap Pebble. Jason explains what inspired Soap Co’s new product and how they are produced.
Here in the Lake District, we are surrounded by stunning countryside and it is impossible not to be inspired by the landscape. Running through the heart of Keswick and joining River Derwent is the River Greta.
Do you have a lot of nasties and plastics hiding in your bathroom or beauty bag?
To celebrate the launch of The Soap Co.’s new Exfoliating Soap Pebble, we’re helping you to swap your plastic loofah with a handcrafted Soap Pebble made in the Lake District, wrapped in wool from local Herdwick sheep.