The English Soap Company

How a thrilling discovery and an obsession with creating the perfect bar of soap became a global soap and toiletries brand.

Over 20 Years of Soap Making

From our humble beginnings we have dedicated ourselves to creating luxury soap bars and toiletries of the highest quality. Everything we make is crafted with care and commitment. We are proud that all of our soaps, hand creams and liquid washes are made at our Sussex farm site by our wonderful team of 60 staff members. 

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A Passion for the Art of Soap-Making

The English Soap Company story began in the year 2000, when our founders Bob and Juliet discovered a number of vintage soap moulds lying disused in a machinery workshop farm in Kent.

Inspired by their discovery, Bob and Juliet spent many years perfecting the art of soap making and perfumery to make the perfect soap. A soap bar smooth and silky in texture, that moisturises rather than dries the skin, and above all is effused with a luxurious designer perfume that lasts until the end of the bar.

Growth & Expansion

From Table to Farm

As the business grew, the soap operation moved from the kitchen table to a local farm in the Sussex countryside. From there, the business grew from strength to strength as demand increased.

Over the years the company grew steadily and in 2012 Bob and Juliet’s son Oliver took over as Managing Director, along with his wife Ailsa, our newly appointed Business Development Manager. To this day we are proud to remain a family business with our cohort of staff ever-growing.

In 2017 The English Soap Company expanded production, producing hand creams, hand sanitisers, shower gels, perfumes and much more. Not stopping there, the range expanded even further with the inclusion of scented candles and hand and body washes.


Looking to the Future

What began as a small kitchen table business has now grown into an internationally recognised soap and toiletries brand. Exporting to over 40 countries across the world with partnerships including The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Head office, manufacturing and distribution are all situated at our tranquil farm site. We are proud to have retained the values we hold dear: family, quality and sustainability. We can’t wait to see what the next chapter of The English Soap Company story brings.

Meet the Team

Did you know 50% of our Senior Management team is female? Find out more about our team and learn their favourite products!

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Award Winning Soap Makers

Award Winning Soap Makers

Award Winning Soap Makers

We love Sussex!

We love the rural surroundings that we work in and understand that as human beings we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy it. It is constant reminder of how lucky we all are to inhabit a planet of such beauty.

The beautiful Sussex countryside is a source of inspiration for our packaging designs and fragrances, particularly in our Anniversary Collection.

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Sustainability at the heart of The English Soap Company

Since the birth of The English Soap Company over 20 years ago we have taken pride in our sustainability philosophy. We are continuously striving to improve our products, packaging, and working methods in order to reduce our carbon footprint and make the world a better place. Read our Sustainability Promise and discover more about our ingredients and packaging.

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