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 new 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 now open every day in season from 10am to 4pm and 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...
Prime Minister David Cameron visits the Soap Shop
Mon 9 Dec 2013
Well, not quite.
The Prime Minister made an unannounced and flying visit to Wells today to see some of the flood damage and to talk to the local volunteer flood wardens and lifeboat crew and some of those whose properties have been damaged. And we happened to be stood outside the shop clearing up sandbags and flood defences and trying to make the phone line work properly while he walked past. Both Mr Cameron and local MP Norman Lamb were kind enough to stop and say hello,
We do hope Mr Cameron has time to step inside and try some of our wonderful handmade soap the next time he's passing this way...
After the floods...
Mon 9 Dec 2013
Like much of the east coast, Wells had extensive flooding from a surge tide on the evening of Thursday 5th December 2013. Our little soap shop on the quayside was right in the firing line but survived remarkably well and was much less damaged than many neighbouring buildings. The flood defences around the town also did their job so unlike the large flood of 1953, our soap factory and our house at the back of town were unaffected.
We were therefore back open for business and sort of running normally by Saturday morning although the shop may look a little strange... all our display units are turned through 90 degrees and propped up so that they can dry out and the carpet is not as smart as it once was. All our stock is fresh and undamaged athough it is now stacked sideways on the shelves and the downlighters are now sidelighters and the price tags are on edge.
Sales from our website are unaffected though recent orders may be a bit delayed (it has been a busy few days). But you can still order with confidence in time for Christmas.
We must say thank you to the Wells flood wardens who did a sterling job and to all who helped us out both before and after, including our landlord, a passing regular customer, our retired Deputy Harbour Master and the builders next door.
If you're in the area, do drop in. There are many homes and businesses in Wells that have been more seriously affected than we have and some visitors to the town and shops will help to cheer things up.
It's Wells Christmas Tide on the quayside next weekend (13th-15th December) and the Christmas Carol Service at the lifeboat house (which has been remarkably cleaned up following extensive damage in the floods) on the 15th. so, as usual for the town, there's plenty of things to see and do.
See details of Christmas Tide
Back open for business! Stock unaffected and wellies not required
Some new engraving will be needed on the corner of the Granary
Debris showing how high up the beach bank the waters came...
Waves break into the lifeboat house as the tide starts to rise above normal levels
Christmas soaps now in stock
Saturday 10 November 2013
Seasons Greetings from Wells-next-the-Sea!
To be honest, it's not quite Christmas yet nor is it quite as snowy or quite as cold on the quayside, just down from our soap shop, as it was a couple of years ago when our picture was taken.
However, for those that like to avoid a last minute rush, we'd like to announce that our ever popular Christmas soaps... Three Kings, Pomander and Christmas Spice... are once again available, either as individual bars or as a joyful stack of three tied off with a gold ribbon.
And if you're looking for something a bigger, we've also recently added a selection of gift baskets to the website including (of course) a Christmas selection.
The Soap Shop opening times
10 November 2013
Although the weather has turned a bit wintery here in Wells, we're still keeping our small but perfectly formed Soap Shop open as much as possible: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm.
If you're in Wells, do pop in and say hello to Anita and Sue – they'd be delighted to see you – and browse our range of beautiful handmade soaps, toiletries and other bathtime treats.
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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Creams and Balms
Our hand, face and foot creams are all now available on-line, as well as our wonderful Calendula Balm.
Sheer Silk Face Cream
A beautifully smooth and silky face cream that absorbs quickly, leaving your skin soft and smooth and not greasy. It is scented to complement our Sheer Silk products, using a delicious and feminine blend of lavender, chamomile and geranium essential oils.
Made with just three ingredients, this lovely rich balm is wonderful for moisturising dry skin. Calendula flowers (English marigolds) have long been favoured for their healing properties, and an infusion of these golden petals in olive oil is the basis of this balm. We then add just enough bees wax and then it is poured into jars to set. This balm is unscented.