Hand made in North Devon, naturally…
HOGWASH SOAP is a small one woman business based in North Devon.
I am Christine, that very woman, and that is me there with my crazy dog Dora!
I have 12 years’ experience of soap making and have been based in our current premises in Great Torrington, Devon, for 4 years now.
Hogwash is a cold process soap made in the traditional way, here in our North Devon workshop.
I blend natural plant oils, add gorgeous essential oils, and botanicals and stir by hand. The more time and care you put into making soap, the better the bar. When it is ready I pour into wooden moulds and left to cure for at least 4 weeks before I cut , stamp and wrap it in FairTrade hand made paper.
Hogwash Soap’s high oil content means that it works to protect the skin, not strip it of its natural oils. Most commercial soap has its oils extracted, making it harder and harsher, also cheaper. Making good quality soap is an art and you will notice the difference.
I have had eczema all my life, back in the day it was called dermatitis, and as a child it popped up all around my body in sore red dry patches. Moisturisers and bath products just exacerbated it. There is no medical cure for eczema but I now know that with gentle soap and regular moisturising, the skin has a fighting chance to heal itself.
I have developed the whole HOGWASH RANGE because it works for me!
There is a WASH for body, hands and bath time, and MOISTURE CREAM for hands , face and body. BATH SALTS and BATH BOMBS for the time you just need that little relaxing treat.
Everything is made with sensitive skin in mind.
After years of avoiding fragranced bath products, I now don’t !
I hope you feel the same.
Please come and visit us when you are in this beautiful area. Dora, will probably be sitting in the shop window watching out for you and hoping for a bit of a tummy tickle!
You may also find us at Croyde Craft Market in the summer. Thursdays from May-August.
In the shop you can buy the soap unwrapped, try samples, re fill your bottles and jars as we are keen to recycle and reuse.
The shop also sells selected local crafts and cards (some are on the website) because I am passionate about supporting local artists, makers and the local economy in even a very small way.
We supply various B&Bs and holiday accommodation and shops. If you would like to be supplied with Hogwash in your business, please talk to us as we are very adaptable and happy to work with you.
If you can’t get to the shop and meet us, I hope you enjoy the website.
We ship UK-wide
1 Castle St,
Phone: 07935286 923