The idea for the English Soap Company began in 2000 when husband and wife team Bob & Juliet discovered some vintage soap moulds lying disused in a farm machinery workshop in Kent. Inspired by their discovery, the couple spent many years at home refining the art of soap making and perfumery to produce the perfect soap. The result, a soap bar smooth and silky in texture that moisturises rather than dries the skin, and above all with a luxurious designer perfume that lasts right up to the end of the bar.

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The story behind The English Soap Company


As the business grew it moved to a local farm in Sussex, and by 2012 Bob and Juliet’s son Oliver had taken over as Managing Director, along with his wife Ailsa as Business Development Manager. In 2017 the Brand expanded production to 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. To this day The English Soap Company is proud to remain a family business with its cohort of ever-growing staff.


What began as a small kitchen table business has since 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 a beautiful, tranquil farm site in heart of the Sussex countryside.

In March 2023 the Brand was proudly awarded Business Champion of the Year from the UK's leading business awards (and Huw Edwards!). Today, it's also proud to have retained the values it holds dear: family, quality and sustainability.

We can’t wait to see what the next chapter of The English Soap Company story brings!

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    15 products
    Eco friendly soap bars and toiletries made in England.
    The English Soap Company specialises in manufacturing luxury soap bars that are vegan and cruelty-free, with a strong focus on sustainability. The Company produces everything itself and all its products are hand finished ensuing quality care from start to finish.

    Why I Love The English Soap Company

    Once you smell one of The English Soap company's soaps you won't be able to resist! Their soaps are high quality and made by soap experts with over 20 years of soap making experience. I love the fact that it's a family business too and enjoy chatting to Oliver when we stop by at trade shows.

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