About Our Soap

Our Story

We are based in the Highlands of Scotland and we were unhappy with the soaps we as a family were using. Our children have sensitive skin and some soaps were causing their eczema to flair up. We noticed many soaps, especially handwash soaps had many ingredients within them that have been reported to be harmful (eg: Methylisothiazolinone, a powerful synthetic biocide). We couldn’t believe how many skincare products contain palm oil too!

The amount of plastic bottles and packaging used in the skincare products we were buying made us feel uncomfortable too. So we decided to make our own soap so we knew exactly what was going in it and eliminated the need for plastic packaging too.

And it pretty much snowballed from there!

Our Packaging

We don’t use any plastic in our packaging. We use wax paper to gift wrap the soap which biodegrades at the same rate as leaf litter in a forest. Natural twine is used to tie the wax paper and recycled brown kraft card for the ingredients tag.

Our Soaps & Shampoos

The soap we use is coconut based vegetable gylcerine. The beautiful scents come from the natural essential oils, not fragrance. Here’s a list of all the awesome things about our soap:

  • Vegan friendly
  • NO palm oil
  • Free from parabens, SLS, Surfactants, MPG, petrochemicals, formaldehyde and mineral oils.
  • Not tested on animals
  • Individually hand poured

To better understand our ingredients, click here to view a full break down of what they actually are.

“Excellent soap. Lathered up well with little effort. Smells fab and feels lovely on the skin. Already ordered more.”

“This soap is an absolute godsend. I have wild curls, and this bar does everything. Cleans, moisturises, conditions. I’m left with beautiful individual ringlets and I don’t need to use any styling products. My hairdresser of 20 years was gobsmacked at my last visit. Thank you, just wish I’d found it sooner! Better than ANYTHING else and super value xx”

“I’m a recent convert to shampoo bars. I bought this one after Chantelle’s suggestion and the above review. I totally agree with Aime’s comment. My hair feels and looks great. I’ll definitely be buying more. Thanks !”

Handmade Selkie Soaps


Lovingly handmade soaps created in the Highlands of Scotland using natural ingredients that are vegan friendly and cruelty free. We are a small independent business aiming to offer an alternative to artificial and harmful hand washes to anyone keen on reducing their use of plastic in the home.



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