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The Ostrich in South Creake chooses us!
Fri 16 Apr 2021

I am proud and pleased to say that The Ostrich Inn, South Creake, Norfolk has picked us to supply them with guest amenities in the form of little soaps, hand wash and body lotion.

The building, in the heart of the village, has been empty since 2017, but Teresa and her team have taken it on, plus the cottage next door, and are in the process of re-doing the interior and the exterior to offer letting rooms, a bar and restaurant and a self-catering cottage to book too. The Ostrich will open from 1 July, but they are taking bookings now.

And on top of the fabulous new offering of food, drink and beautiful rooms, I reckon the icing on the cake is the presence of our soaps, custom labelled for The Ostrich, in every room.

Best of luck to all and I'm really looking forward to seeing it when it's finished.            Sara

  The Ostrich Inn, South Creake, Norfolk
The Soap Shop is back!
Wed 14 Apr 2021

Our tiny shop on Wells quay has reopened, with fresh stock and a touch of paint and we'd be delighted to see you. We stock our full range of soaps, shampoo bars and other products all handmade just up the road in Wells-next-the-Sea, along with some accessories and related products from other suppliers.

The shop is almost under the gantry on the much-pictured Granary building on Wells quayside so it's easy to find but if you're coming by car you'll need to be parked nearby, either on the quay or in one of the town's other car parks, as there's no parking outside.

The shop will be open from 11am to 4pm on Wednesdays through to Saturdays throughout the summer and into the autumn and winter - assuming all is well with the world by then.

Post-lockdown soapy Six Pack special offer
Wed 17 Mar 2021

We've been getting our shop ready to reopen in April and we've been left with some older stock that hasn't been sold while the shop was closed during the lockdown. There's nothing wrong with these bars – they are neither seconds nor dusty – but we're going to restock the shop with freshly made and wrapped bars.

So, as a post-lockdown special, we're offering a box of 6 assorted 'slightly older' full-size soap bars for just £20 with free postage and packing. This is a saving both on the price of the bars individually and on delivery.

Each box will contain 6 different soaps from our range chosen at random. 

Supplies will be limited so first come, first served.

Now sold out - sorry!

Not quite Spring
Mon 15 Mar 2021

It's not quite Spring up here in Wells just yet though the signs are that it isn't far away even if spells of cold and bad weather make it hard to be sure. The daffodils are almost out (and have been that way for some time) and water levels in the local rivers are falling after a winter where most spilled over into floods, leaving some villages and many paths a mess.

The long lockdown too also feels like its lifting, with schools back and sterling work done by local health teams at vaccination centres helping to limit Covid 19's reach.

So we're looking on the bright side and getting ready for Spring with the shop due to reopen on 14th April with fresh stock and a bit of a spruce up and we can then hopefully reintroduce a click-and-collect service for those who want it. The shop will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11-4.

If you're not local or can't wait, please order from this website and we'll get your parcel in the post as soon as we can.

The Soap Shop is closing for November
Sun 1 Nov 2020

Due to the government's reimposition of lockdown, we must close the Soap Shop on Wells quay for the month of November. I am really sorry about this, but we aren't essential so we have no choice. If you want to buy soap, please order online by post or consider using our Click and Collect service as explained below. You can collect your orders from the soap factory at 2d Maryland Wells NR23 1LY but please take note of the timings of when your order will be ready.

Changes to our Click and Collect service
Sun 1 Nov 2020

Our Click and Collect service has been working well over the summer. Now that we are back in lockdown, you are more than welcome to use the service and collect your order from the soap factory at 2d Maryland, Wells NR23 1LY instead of from the Soap Shop, which will be closed throughout November.

Place your order on our website as usual, then make sure you click the 'Click and Collect' box on the payment screens. Your order will be ready to collect from the soap factory three working days from the day you ordered, Monday to Friday between 10am and 12 midday. No weekend collections - sorry.

Click and Collect service available
Thr 20 Aug 2020

We have introduced a "Click and Collect" service – place your order on the website as usual, then make sure you click the 'Click and Collect' box on the payment screens. Your order will be ready to collect from the Soap Shop from the following Saturday onwards, saving you time, money on postage, and avoiding exposure to too many people. Win win!

Covid-19 restrictions continue...
Sun 14 Jun 2020

Although normality is returning and The Soap Shop is re-opening from 1st July (see below), we are not completely back to normal. We are still running our mail order service and we have built up our stocks so everything is available.

However, orders may take longer than usual to be sent out so please be patient. Also, we send our parcels by Royal Mail so you will need to be in or to have a safe place for the postman to leave them.

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and keep well.

- Sara Phillips, Director 

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Selected products

Cedar & Lemon Foam Bath

Cedar & Lemon foam bath, 200ml

A light, gently foaming bubble bath that will wash you without drying your skin. Scented with lemongrass, litsea cubeba and cedarwood essential oils to complement our Cedar & Lemon and Honey, Lemon & Oatmeal soaps.


Beez Kneez Body Lotion

Beez Kneez body lotion, 200ml

A smooth light body lotion formulated with emollients of light coconut and grapeseed oils. Scented with our own delicious blend of cinnamon, clove bud, geranium, nutmeg and West Indian bay essential oils to complement our Beez Kneez soap.


Orange Lip Balm

Orange Lip balm

Effective, soothing lip balms which protect against chapping, thanks to the combination of wonderful oils and butters used in the recipes, including cocoa butter, beeswax, shea butter and apricot kernel oil. Scented with sweet orange essential oil.


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