Hi, I’m Christine Keeley, and I’ve been making handmade natural soap using the traditional cold process method here in Devon for quite a few years now.
I was the Product Developer and Maker at a large Soap Company for many years, but with midlife upon me, I decided to start my own business, to concentrate on my interest in simple, natural products, and Hogwash Soap was born! (Well, you only get one life!)
As an eczema sufferer since childhood I have always been very aware of how products can affect skin, even so called ‘simple’, and ‘natural’ products, handmade or otherwise. It was important to me that all Hogwash products be mild and free from ‘nasties’ (SLS, SLES, Parabens, MT)……..If I can use them, well that’s my test! Natural soap is gentle and made with 100% natural oils so will not exacerbate dryness giving the skin a fighting chance to heal itself.
Hogwash is based in beautiful Great Torrington,North Devon, a small town, quietly nestling among spectacular hills with endless walks and with a few miles from the stunning Devon coastline.
We have a small workshop and shop. You will often see a small scruffy dog sitting in the shop window…Dora Dog..famous in her own small town!
I am lucky to have a workshop in the shop, where I can make Hogwash and sell it in the little shop along with other local hand made crafts and art….we have a lot of very talented creative makers in this area. Why not pay us a visit when you are in this area? We are at 1 Castle St, EX38 8EZ.
I recently sampled your rose, geranium and patchouli moisturising cream after chatting to you. I suffer from psoriasis and you thought that it might be helpful. I just wanted to let you know that it has been a huge help for my skin. I have tried many different creams over the years and have to say that this is definitely the best one! S M Devon
I ordered a small gift box on Wednesday and Christine personally delivered it today as it was needed for my friends birthday tomorrow. Beautifully packaged and presented and it smells gorgeous! I shall definately be ordering more goodies and recommending Hogwash to all my own clients. Good luck with the new venture Christine! And many thanks for great service. Michelle Watkins
I love the body wash it leaves your skin soft and smooth and the essential oils smell devine. The soap is the only one my husband can use that doesn’t irritate his skin. I would recommend you give it a try. G Barnett, Devon
I love my Christmas oil so much. Popped my tree up yesterday and that popped around the house has really made it feel like Christmas x J Kiff.
Hi I am loving the rose geranium cream I bought at the craft fair at Bedruthan Steps in April https://www.bedruthan.com/ J.H, Cornwall
Beautiful Hogwash Soap! Smells amazing and made just round the corner in Torrington. Johns of Instow
I would highly recommend both of the soaps that we have tried and will definitely buy them in the future.