You know we have a particular soft spot for handmade soaps and we’re so pleased to introduce you to our latest find, Bean & Boy who are a family business who make soap by hand in Southend-on -Sea and you can find them on Etsy.
Bean & Boy make the most beautiful soaps all made by hand using the traditional cold process method and completely natural ingredients. Each soap takes up to six weeks to fully cure.
Their special recipes have been carefully formulated to ensure that each bar lathers well, cleans brilliantly, and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean.
So with a gorgeous selection of natural fragrances to choose from, we think that Bean & Boy’s soaps are an affordable everyday paper treat and would also make the most thoughtful gifts.
Here’s some of our favourites and we hope you enjoy learning more about them.
Ylang Ylang & Palmarosa Soap
The Ylang & Palmarosa Soap is a celebration of sweet-smelling florals, boasting a blend of ylang ylang and palmarosa essential oils wrapped up in skin-loving ingredients including avocado oil and shea butter. It’s a delightfully uplifting scent that will fill your bathroom with hints of jasmine.
Wildflower & Oats Soap
The Wildflower & Oats bar of soap is a celebration of wide open fields filled with wildflowers, stretching up to the sunshine and growing in amongst the grasses. Notes of rose geranium, lavender and litsea cubeba essential oils uplift the pink clay, calendula petals and oats in a gloriously scrubby bar that’s great for all-over use.
Turmeric & Orange Soap
The Turmeric and Orange Soap combines turmeric powder with zesty orange essential oil to create this gorgeous bar of soap that is packed full of naturally occurring minerals and vitamins.
Pumice & Patchouli Soap
The pumice and patchouli soap combines the distinctive woodsy scent of patchouli essential oil blended with heaps of super exfoliating pumice to create the ideal bar of soap for scrubbing away rough skin. It is perfect for cracked heels and elbows, but can be used all over if you fancy a vigorous exfoliate!
Orange & Cacao Soap
The Orange & Cacao Soap is a decidedly decadent bar of soap made with lashings of orange essential oil and real raw cacao. Reminiscent of everyone’s favourite sweet treat but with none of the calories, this is a great bar of soap for the whole family.
It balances the sweetness of orange essential oil with a hint of earthy patchouli which gives this a really rounded scent, and three bold colours give it a fabulous marbled appearance.
Lemon & Herb Soap
The Lemon and Herb soap is a fruity and fresh bar of soap with an uplifting herbaceous blend of essential oils and nourishing green clay.
Fragrant lemongrass is combined with the fresh notes of eucalyptus, tea tree and lemon thyme essential oils in a unique scent blend that is balanced with nutrient-rich green clay. It makes a brilliant soap for use in the kitchen as a hand soap, or in the bath as a body bar.
Advocado & Shea Butter Soap
The handmade Avocado and Shea Butter Unscented Simple Soap is pure and simple, with no additives, no colourants, no preservatives and no fragrances.
Earth Ale Soap
And finally, this wonderfully unique soap uses Earth Ale’s foraged seed beer which is a gloriously fresh summer beer, made with organic and natural ingredients including malt, barley, hops, yeast, and foraged hogweed, alexanders and coriander seed.
Beer Soap is a luxury soap that lathers beautifully with a light malty scent. The alcohol is cooked out before using it for soap-making, and reduce it down to a concentrated beer syrup to ensure that each bar is packed full of nutrients and minerals which are good for your skin.
Finally, it’s topped with spent grains from the brewing process, directly from Earth Ale brewery inside an old chocolate factory in North London.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our favourite fragrances and for the full range head on over to Bean & Boys’ Etsy Store.
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