Despite all the lovely hand washes and shower gels I have, I’m a sucker for a traditional soap, particularly at the bathroom sink or in the shower. Don’t ask me how my brain segments where is soap appropriate and where is handwash appropriate, because I can’t explain. But I just KNOW that a proper soap belongs at a bathroom sink. The packaging on these little guest soaps from The English Soap company is so pretty, and the box opens out to reveal three heart shaped, scented soaps. No surprise that these particular soaps are rose scented.
They’re gently fragranced rather than full on smack-you-in-the-nose scented, but also handily travel sized if you want to wrap one up.
There’s a lovely back story with this brand, too. As you might imagine, the soaps are all made in England, but the inspiration to even begin the brand came from the owners finding a stash of vintage soap moulds lying around in a farm machinery workshop in Kent 12 or so years ago. I can just imagine finding that haul myself and being in seventh heaven! As someone who gets excited finding a vintage jelly mould at a boot fair, the thought of this is hugely exciting. The soaps are made from vegetable oils, glycerine and shea butter so they’re not drying on the skin at all. These little boxes are £2.95 each (large size, £5.99) from the English Garden range, but there are so many ranges! I’ve got some others that I’m holding over for another soapy post. You can find the The English Soap Company HERE.
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