Ireland’s ethical skincare and home fragrance brand, The Handmade Soap Company, launches in the UK – Retail Times

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017


Having started out at farmers’ markets around Ireland seven years ago, The Handmade Soap Company is making the jump across the Irish Sea to the UK.

Handmade in the charming Meath countryside, this ethical home fragrance, bath, body and skincare brand’s products don’t compromise on quality. Everything it makes is 99.7% natural, and free of parabens and SLS chemicals. The Handmade Soap Company is also cruelty-free – nothing is, or ever will be, tested on animals – and rightly so. This green ethos runs through every part of the production process, including its packaging. The beautiful card boxes are made from sustainable sources and printed using vegetable-derived ink.

Founder, Donagh Quigley is proud of his company’s ethics and mission: “There are a lot of home fragrance, beauty and grooming brands on the market, but people are becoming increasingly curious about the ingredients in these products. There’s a growing demand for natural, ethical companies, now more than ever, and I am delighted that we are at the forefront of that movement. We have spent the last seven years building a brand with complete transparency in terms of our ingredients and our practices. Everything we make is handmade using essential oils and from nature’s pantry – we’re extremely proud of that.”

The growing collection encompasses three core product ranges:

Bath and body

soap (160g) – £6.10

body butter (200g) – £17.50

body lotion (300ml) – £13.99

shower gel (300ml) – £10.50

bath salts (150g) – £13.99

shampoo (300l) – £13.99

conditioner (300ml) – £13.99

Home fragrance

candles (200g) – £13.99

reed diffusers (200ml) – £21.90

reed diffuser refills (150ml) – £16.60


hand cream tube (30ml) – £8.75

hand cream jar (50g) – £10.50

hand wash (300ml) – £11.35

hand lotion (300ml) – £13.10

Each product is available in one of The Handmade Soap Company’s four natural and beautifully fresh fragrances: grapefruit and may chang, lavender, lemongrass and cedarwood, and sweet orange. It also offers a range of travel boxes and gift sets – ideal for popping a hand cream into your bag for on the go or as a festive gift.

The Handmade Soap Company also has a male grooming range. Effortless, honest and nourishing skincare in a basil, lime and sweet orange fragrance:

Male grooming

body wash (300ml) – £13.10

body lotion (300ml) – £17.50

body soap (160g) – £6.10

shaving soap (110g) – £8.75

aftershave soothing cream (50g) -£17.50

ceramic shaving dish and soap – £28.00

beard oil (100ml) – £15.75

beard shampoo (100ml) – £15.75

moustache wax (45g) – £8.75

All of the products are available to purchase directly from and coming soon to boutique gift stores and retailers nationwide.


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