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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 little shop right on Wells quayside?
    — Sara Phillips, founder

Visit our quayside shop
in Wells-next-the-Sea

The Soap Shop, Quayside, Wells next the Sea

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 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...

Come and see us at The Soap Shop!
Wed 27 Mar 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!

New shampoo soap added to our range
Wed 18 Jul 2018

Our new Nettle & Rosemary shampoo soap
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
A note about our packaging
Thu 6 Dec 2018

The packing chips we usually use
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 Soap Subscriptions
Mon 8 Apr, 2019

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 100g 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 £60 for 12 bars including post & packing, it's convenient, great value and offers a saving over buying the bars individually.

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Nettle & Rosemary


Made with an infusion of nettle and rosemary leaves and scented with juniper, lavender and rosemary essential oils, this shampoo soap is packed full of nourishing oils to give your hair and scalp a treat.


Soap Sudscription - 1 full-size bar sent every month for a year


Try our new subscription service... we'll send you, or the person of your choice, one full-size 100g luxurious handmade soap bar, each and every month for a year. We'll send only fresh stock and work our way through our range to give you a different experience every time. A soapy subscription makes an idea gift for Christmas, a birthday or anniversary or a special thank you as it's something that goes on providing a little treat and a lift for a whole year. Priced at £60 for 12 bars including post & packing, it's great value and works out less than buying the bars individually.



Spice Gift Basket


A tempting selection of our products in a presentation box, including 3 full-size soaps (Beez Kneez, Milk Spice and Cardamom & Orange), Grapefruit & Frankincense Foam Bath, Cardamom & Orange Body Lotion, our soothing and popular Calendula balm, two handy-size guest bars and a little extra... a delightful and long-lasting gift.