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Come and see us!
Thr 21 Feb 2019
Our little shop on Wells quay – called, with a sad lack of imagination, but much accuracy, The Soap Shop – is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. We'd love to see you if you are in Wells - you'll find us underneath the gantry that goes across the road at the east end of the quay. There is no parking near the shop, but plenty in the town and a stroll along the quay is part of why people come to Wells, so detouring to the Soap Shop is just a bit of icing on the cake (or bubbles on the bar!)
Come and see Sue, my endlessly cheerful shop manager, who is happy to help with your purchases and will make up gift baskets and other little gift items for you at no extra charge. All our soaps and bottle products are on sale, plus rubber ducks, towels, soap dishes, hand creams, foot creams, balms, shaving oils, candles and more.
See you soon, we hope!
The Soap Shop opening times
Saturday 15th December 2018
Please note that the Soap Shop will be closed from Sunday 23rd December, all through the rest of December and January, until we reopen on Friday 1st February 2019.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. You are of course always welcome to order at any time from our website. We'll get your items in the post to you as promptly as we can...
Wed 12 Dec 2018
If you'd like to order in time for Christmas, please order by Sunday 16 December at the latest.
A note about our packaging
Thu 6 Dec 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. This is what is packed around your soaps when they arrive. THEY ARE NOT PLASTIC – pour some hot water over one of these chips and see how quickly it disappears!
New shampoo soap added to our range
Wed 18 Jul 2018
Our new Nettle & Rosemary shampoo soap
Never let it be said that The Natural Soap Company doesn’t recognise a good bandwagon – usually as it heads off into the distance, without us on board. However, the anti-plastic movement is gaining strength and shampoo soaps are the new big thing. So I’ve had a play and come up with a Nettle & Rosemary shampoo bar that I really like. The water used to make the soap has been infused with nettle and rosemary leaves and we've added a number of conditioning oils to the recipe, as well as castor oil to give it a thick lather. It leaves my hair less ‘sticky’ than our Tropical Coconut shampoo – see what you think.
Nettle & Rosemary shampoo soap
New Year Twitter Competition
Sun 31 Dec 2017
We wish all our customers all the best for the New Year.
As part of this, we're running a giveaway on our Twitter feed @natsoap for a chance to win a soap subscription just by retweeting the competition tweet. The terms and conditions are as follows:
* The competition is open to all Twitter users. Simply retweet @natsoap's post about the competition to enter.
* We will pick a winner at random from all those who retweet the competition post on Friday 5th January 2018. We will contact the winner for a name and address to send the subscription to... this can be the winner or a friend or family member of their choice but must be a UK address.
* The subscription must be to a United Kingdom address. We're sorry but we can't offer soap subscriptions outside the UK at present.
* There is only this prize and no cash alternative.
* The competition is not open to employees of The Natural Soap Company or their immediate family members.
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.
Christmas soaps now available
Sat 4 Nov 2017
Yes, we know it's not quite Christmas yet but people have been asking so we've made this year's first batch of our ever popular Christmas soaps... Three Kings, Pomander and Christmas Spice. These are available as individual bars or as a joyful stack of three tied off with a golden ribbon.
And if you're looking for something a bit bigger, we also have a selection of gift baskets on the website.