The Natural Soap Company makes some of the most
luxurious and beautiful soaps available anywhere in the world. Tucked away in Wells-next-the-Sea on the
North Norfolk coast, we are one of the oldest commercial handmade soap manufacturers in England. While we long ago
outgrew our kitchen table, we still insist on the finest-quality natural ingredients and only ever use aromatherapy-grade
essential oils for our scents and still hand-make, hand-cut and hand-wrap in small batches
to our own unique, and by some standards decadent, recipes.
Please enjoy your visit to our website it includes
a safe, secure on-line shop
linked to our first-class mail order service as well as details of our products for both the public and for wholesale and trade customers,
including hotels, B&Bs and shops. And if you're ever in our corner of Norfolk, why not drop in and see
us in our wonderful little shop right on Wells quayside?
Sara Phillips, founder
Visit our quayside shop
We offer an efficient mail order service so you can buy our soaps any time you choose from this website. But if
you're out and about in North Norfolk, why not drop into our small but perfectly formed shop right on the quayside in Wells? The Soap Shop offers our
range of luxury soaps and toiletries hand-made just up the road as well as gift baskets, accessories and a sometimes eclectic selection of items from
other producers such as scented candles and holders. The shop is easy to find... it's almost right
under the gantry on the landmark Granary building overlooking the harbour and marshes. It's not all bracing walks, muddy children, crab-lines and buckets you
know... pop in and pamper yourself!
News and other bits and pieces...
A note about our packaging
Fri 12 Jan 2018
The packing chips we usually use
Along with many other people, I was shocked at the amount of plastic waste we produce in this country, as revealed in various news stories recently. At The Natural Soap Company, we have always tried to watch our plastic use – at the moment there's not much I can do about the bottles we put our shampoos and shower gels etc in, though the bottles we use are completely recyclable and I am looking into some alternatives. However, our soaps are wrapped in paper, with paper labels and entirely recyclable.
Which brings me on to the ways we send soaps to customers. We use brown cardboard boxes for every order we send out, whether it's a retail or a wholesale order. I have just bought some brown paper FRAGILE tape to use on our wholesale boxes which is recyclable, along with the box, so that we will no longer use plastic Fragile tape to seal our boxes. We have been using brown paper tape on our mail order boxes for over a year.
We want your order to arrive in good condition, and soap is heavy, so we need to put protection in the box. I have been buying packing chips made from 100% non-genetically modified corn starch which are 100% biodegradeable and fully compostable, manufactured from annually renewable sources, for years. Just before Christmas we ran out of these, so I bought, from a different company, some packing chips which I thought were the same. It turns out that I didn't read the description properly and they are NOT recyclable or compostable. I WILL NOT BE BUYING THEM AGAIN! We will use them up as fast as possible and then we will return to our previous packing chips. I know many customers are trying to live without plastic and we want to help in any way we can. I am really sorry if you get some green packing chips in your order instead of the recyclable white ones - I can only aplogise and suggest that if possible you use them as drainage in the bottom of plant pots when you garden this spring, or bag them up and see if there are any small businesses in your area who could use them. Then at least they are being reused.
Winter 2018 – The Soap Shop opening times
Mon 1 Jan 2018
Our shop on the quayside in Wells is on short hours through the winter... We will be closed for the whole of January for a stock take, a clean and tidy and a restock. We reopen in February on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm, selling our beautiful and luxurious hand made soaps plus paraben free toiletries.
If you can't get to Wells or you're not here when the shop is open, you are of course always welcome to order any time from our website. We'll get your items in the post to you as promptly as we can...
New Soap Subscriptions
Sun 31 Dec 2017
We're now offering our soaps on a subscription basis.... every month for a year, we'll send you, or the person of your choice, one full-size 110g luxurious handmade soap bar. We'll send only fresh stock and work our way through our range to give you a different experience every time.
A soap sudscription makes an idea gift for a birthday or anniversary or as a special thank you as it's something that goes on providing a little treat and a lift for a whole year. Priced at £48 for 12 bars including post & packing, it's convenient, great value and offers a saving over buying the bars individually.
The Natural Soap Company Limited
2d Maryland, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk NR23 1LY, UK
Telephone 01328 711717 Fax 01328 711747
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Soap Sudscription - 1 full-size bar sent every month for a year
Try our new subscription service... we'll send you, or the person of your choice, one full-size 110g luxurious handmade soap bar, each and every month for a year. We'll send only fresh stock and work our way through our range to give you a different experience every time. A soapy subscription makes an idea gift for Christmas, a birthday or anniversary or a special thank you as it's something that goes on providing a little treat and a lift for a whole year. Priced at £48 for 12 bars including post & packing, it's great value and much less than buying the bars individually.
Spice Gift Basket
A tempting selection of our products in a presentation box, including 3 full-size soaps (Beez Kneez, Milk Spice and Cardamom & Orange), Grapefruit & Frankincense Foam Bath, Cardamom & Orange Body Lotion, our soothing and popular Calendula balm, two handy-size guest bars and a little extra... a delightful and long-lasting gift.