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“All of our soaps and candles are pure vegetable-based, vegan, and are not tested on animals, whilst our liquids and cream toiletries are SLS and paraben-free”

“All of our soaps and candles are pure vegetable-based, vegan, and are not tested on animals, whilst our liquids and cream toiletries are SLS and paraben-free”
“All of our soaps and candles are pure vegetable-based, vegan, and are not tested on animals, whilst our liquids and cream toiletries are SLS and paraben-free”

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About The English Soap Company

The English Soap Company was founded in 2000 by husband and wife Bob & Juliet. Upon discovering a large number of vintage soap moulds lying disused in a machinery workshop farm in Kent, they set out to recreate the luxury soap they remembered from childhood. Inspired by the wonderful designs from a bygone age and combining techniques that have been used for over hundred years with modern science they created a pure vegetable soap of the highest quality.

Bob & Juliet spent many years in perfecting the art of soap making and perfumery to make the perfect soap – smooth and silky in texture and also moisturising. Not to forget a soap that is effused with a luxurious designer perfume that lasts until the end of the bar.

2020 marks 20 years of us making soap and to this day we are still a family business and are very proud to be so. We are still based in the Sussex countryside where we have been so since we started. We are passionate about everything we make and are proud of what we do.

A Dedication To Quality

At the English Soap Company we make every product ourselves at our site in the heart of the English Sussex Countryside. All products are hand finished before going out, ensuring quality and care from start to finish.

All English Soap Company soaps are made from pure vegetable oils.  We then add generous amounts of vegetable based glycerine and shea butter from the African Karite tree. This ensures that the bar both moisturises and nourishes the skin.

Our perfumes are made in England by expert perfumers and designed especially for the English Soap Company. Each of our soaps & toiletries are generously perfumed with long lasting quality fragrances. All of our soaps and candles are pure vegetable based, vegan friendly, and are not tested on animals. Our liquids & cream toiletries are SLS & paraben-free.

The mission of The English Soap Company  is to ensure that everything we do upholds the values of what is expected in an English product. That means a dedication to quality, offering honest and fair value and providing excellent customer service.

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About The English Soap Company

The English Soap Company was founded in 2000 by husband and wife Bob & Juliet. Upon discovering a large number of vintage soap moulds lying disused in a machinery workshop farm in Kent, they set out to recreate the luxury soap they remembered from childhood.

2020 marks 20 years of us making soap and to this day we are still a family business and are very proud to be so. We are passionate about everything we make and are proud of what we do.

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How does soap work?

Soap is a very effective hand and body cleanser. However, not only does it cleanse it also sanitises by destroying bacteria and viruses.

The purpose of washing is to remove the outer layer of oils and fats that harbour germs and rinse them away from the skin. This can only be done if we wash with something that can attach to fat molecules. Water alone cannot do this because it cannot attach itself to a fat molecule as oil and water do not mix.

However, if you take a fat oil and boil it up with an alkali a reaction happens. This is called saponification, which turns the mixture into soap.

What this reaction does is place a water loving tail onto the fatty acid molecule. This is called soap and this molecule can attach to a water molecule and a fat molecule at the same time.Therefore, when you wash with soap and water the soap molecules grab on to the fat molecules and pulls them off the skin into the rinse water. When your rinse the skin the fat and germs are removed from the skin. Therefore, the main reason why soap cleanses and sanitizes is it literally washes everything off the skin.

Soap is also effective at combating a virus. This is because soap molecules attach to the fatty molecules within a virus and rip it apart.

Upon washing your hands always ensure that you dry them thoroughly so that no rinse water remains on the skin.