Northumberland Soap Works

100% Pure and Natural Handmade Soaps

Our soaps are handmade in small batches in our farmhouse studio from a blend of olive, coconut, sustainable palm and castor oils, as well as moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter and oatmeal. Since 1999 we have used the old fashioned method of soapmaking, called the cold process method, which retains all of the naturally occurring glycerin in every bar of soap.This glycerin holds moisture so our soaps leave your skin fresh and clean without stripping it of its natural oils. After cutting the soap, it is cured for a minimum of four weeks to create a mild, long lasting bar.

Only natural ingredients are used to make our soap – scent is from pure essential oils, and colour is created with herbs, clays and spices. Never any synthetic colours or fragrances, and our soaps contain only vegetable ingredients, suitable for vegans, with the exception of goat’s milk and beeswax in a few of our varieties. We source local ingredients when possible, such as wildcrafted herbs and vegetables from our gardens, and local ale for our shampoo bars. We make more than 40 varieties of handmade biodegradable soaps, as well as seasonal scents and herbal skin care, which are available directly from us at our local farmers’ markets and artisan shows or through online order.