Menu iconMenu View shopping basketBasket

News Archive

 Back   Next 

Not quite Spring
Mon 15 Mar 2021

It's not quite Spring up here in Wells just yet though the signs are that it isn't far away even if spells of cold and bad weather make it hard to be sure. The daffodils are almost out (and have been that way for some time) and water levels in the local rivers are falling after a winter where most spilled over into floods, leaving some villages and many paths a mess.

The long lockdown too also feels like its lifting, with schools back and sterling work done by local health teams at vaccination centres helping to limit Covid 19's reach.

So we're looking on the bright side and getting ready for Spring with the shop due to reopen on 14th April with fresh stock and a bit of a spruce up and we can then hopefully reintroduce a click-and-collect service for those who want it. The shop will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11-4.

If you're not local or can't wait, please order from this website and we'll get your parcel in the post as soon as we can.

The Soap Shop is closing for November
Sun 1 Nov 2020

Due to the government's reimposition of lockdown, we must close the Soap Shop on Wells quay for the month of November. I am really sorry about this, but we aren't essential so we have no choice. If you want to buy soap, please order online by post or consider using our Click and Collect service as explained below. You can collect your orders from the soap factory at 2d Maryland Wells NR23 1LY but please take note of the timings of when your order will be ready.

Changes to our Click and Collect service
Sun 1 Nov 2020

Our Click and Collect service has been working well over the summer. Now that we are back in lockdown, you are more than welcome to use the service and collect your order from the soap factory at 2d Maryland, Wells NR23 1LY instead of from the Soap Shop, which will be closed throughout November.

Place your order on our website as usual, then make sure you click the 'Click and Collect' box on the payment screens. Your order will be ready to collect from the soap factory three working days from the day you ordered, Monday to Friday between 10am and 12 midday. No weekend collections - sorry.

Click and Collect service available
Thr 20 Aug 2020

We have introduced a "Click and Collect" service – place your order on the website as usual, then make sure you click the 'Click and Collect' box on the payment screens. Your order will be ready to collect from the Soap Shop from the following Saturday onwards, saving you time, money on postage, and avoiding exposure to too many people. Win win!

Covid-19 restrictions continue...
Sun 14 Jun 2020

Although normality is returning and The Soap Shop is re-opening from 1st July (see below), we are not completely back to normal. We are still running our mail order service and we have built up our stocks so everything is available.

However, orders may take longer than usual to be sent out so please be patient. Also, we send our parcels by Royal Mail so you will need to be in or to have a safe place for the postman to leave them.

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and keep well.

- Sara Phillips, Director 

The Soap Shop is now open
Thu 20 Aug 2020

Now that life is returning to some sort of "normality" The Soap Shop here in Wells is now open. Sadly, we are going to ask you to observe some 'rules'...

1) Because the shop is tiny, we can only allow one person in at once (two if they are clearly a couple). Others will be asked to wait outside until the previous customer has exited the shop.

2) It sounds daft in a shop full of soap, but there will be hand sanitiser available by the door and we ask that you use it, please.

3) Although our products are sold on their wonderful scents, we cannot allow you to pick up and sniff the bars or the bottles. Sorry, but you can understand why not... I'm afraid that for now, the rule is "if you touch it, you must buy it".

4) For the moment, we are asking that children do not come into the shop - it's too small and children can't always restrain themselves from touching.

I know it's all a pain, but our first priority is to keep you and Sue, my shop person, safe. We have gloves and masks available if you need them, and we have installed a large screen to avoid the risk from coughing and spluttering!

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to the shop...

Sara

COVID-19 restrictions
Sun 19 Apr 2020

The UK government has introduced restrictions to slow the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) to help ease the pressure on medical services and save lives. We have shut our shop and are running a reduced service. Most of our soap bars are readily available but at present we have limited stocks of our other products. 

Orders may take longer than usual to be sent out so please be patient. Also, we send our parcels by Royal Mail so you will need to be in or to have a safe place for the postman to leave them.

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and keep well.

- Sara Phillips, Director 

We're (almost) closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
Mon 23 Mar 2020

The UK government has introduced restrictions to slow the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) to help ease the pressure on medical services and save lives. We have shut our shop and sent our staff home and we can't supply many of our usual products, including bottled items, creams and gift baskets.

For the present though we do have stock of most of our soap bars and are operating a reduced on-line service. Orders will take longer than usual to be sent out so please be patient. Also, we send our parcels by Royal Mail so you need to be in or to have a safe place for the postman to leave them.

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and keep well.

- Sara Phillips, Director 

 Back   Next 

Selected products

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

Soap Subscription - 1 year / 12 bars

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 £70 for 12 bars including post & packing, it's great value and works out less than buying the bars individually.

  View...

Christmas Gift Basket

Christmas Gift Basket

Our perennially popular Christmas soaps, Three Kings, Pomander and Christmas Spice - three luxurious recipies we only make at this time of year - combined with a bottle of Cardamom and Orange foam bath and Grapefruit and Frankincense body lotion. 

No Fudge or Curly Wurly but you couldn't wish to unwrap a better selection box on Christmas morning...

NB All the soaps are palm oil free

  View...

Sheer Silk Shower Gel

Sheer Silk shower gel, 200ml

A gently foaming shower gel that will wash you without drying your skin. Scented with lavender, geranium and chamomile essential oils to complement our Sheer Silk soap.

  View...

The Natural Soap Company Limited

2d Maryland, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk NR23 1LY, UK
Telephone 01328 711717
E-mail

Website, images and text Copyright ©1998-2020 The Natural Soap Company Limited.