Jane Maddern Handmade Soaps

Jane Maddern Handmade Soaps

Fifteen years ago I started my soap making business, working from my kitchen at home. I believe as strongly now as I did then in the whole idea of a small, rural business, handmaking pure products from raw ingredients.

Now the whole process takes place here in my workshop, near Cheddar in Somerset, with everything still being made by hand, by me.

Because I make the soaps from beginning to end, I can take time to consider what I feel are the best ingredients for the purpose. Fresh raw milk from a local goat herd is still my great favourite. Honey is also a wonderful compliment to skin. Herbs, essential oils, a range of plant oils and butters are chosen to soothe and pamper your skin. And you can rest assurred that all my ingredients are ethically sourced wherever possible and of the highest quality.

The soaps are made in small batches using the old-fashioned 'cold-process' method, which means the soap is made at room temperature and needs four weeks curing time before it is ready for wrapping. Once ready, the soaps are wrapped by hand in one of a beautiful range of carefully chosen cotton fabrics by my team of local out-workers.

Since its humble beginnings, the business has steadily grown, and I now also produce a range of handcreams and skin balms to nourish and soften your skin.

I hope you enjoy giving them to someone special, or getting some for yourself, as much as I still enjoy making them!

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