Saint Maren makes luxury bathing products using natural ingredients, and is based in an 1830s stone farm house amidst the beautiful Castlereagh Hills outside of Belfast. Saint Maren’s founder Denise McGahan is a life-long bathing connoisseur with a love of traditional crafts, self-sufficiency and natural products and it’s these values that underpin Saint Maren.
‘We produce only natural bathing and skincare products. We won’t use fragrance oils or synthetic preservatives or lathering agents. They might make sense to commercial production but not for our skin. We want to get back to old ways of working. It’s time-consuming, but it makes the product special. All of our products are made in small batches by hand using traditional production methods so that the goods are fresh and fragrant when they reach our customers.
More and more of us are coming to appreciate the soulfulness of artisan products. We want people to take time to savour simple pleasures, like bathing rituals, and to fill their homes with handmade natural products. We think for many people that’s at the heart of a sense of well-being and a life well-lived.’