The Soap House is based in, Lancashire. We make a variety of Handmade Soaps and Bath Products and we also sell wholesale ingredients for you to make your own soaps and bathbombs at very competitive prices.
All of our soaps, bath bombs and bath/body products are made by us, we believe in beauty not cruelty and so NONE of our products have been tested on animals... all of our products are suitable for vegans and we work to make them as gentle as we can.
Our artisan soap loaves are designed to look bright and beautiful but to be gentle upon your customer's skin, our soaps are SLS Free (for those who are not familiar with SLS it is Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, our soaps contain in it's place Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) it is a different ingredient to Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). SLES is considered to be milder which is why we choose to use a soap base which is SLS free). We add to our soaps carefully chosen our essential oils or parfum fragrances. We do not use pigments in our soap or bath products and only colour the same using skin safe water colours. These are gentle on the skin and will not cause any staining. The water colours will over time blend and flow together, this is a natural process for water colours and adds to the effect of the soap as the colours blend together to create different colours and patterns. We have perfected our craft to create soaps which have shapes embedded inside them, twirls and curls, hearts and different layers to make them all the more appealing. Each Loaf has 14 slices, each slice weighs approximately 90g this varies slightly as our slices are all hand cut. Our loaves weigh an estimated 1250-1300g .
Our loaves are very competitively priced to allow you a minimum mark up of 2.5% when using our SRP, you are of course free to price the soaps as you wish. For example you pay less than £1 exc vat for a slice of soap, our SRP would be £2.50 per slice giving you an excellent mark up. To see our range of Handmade Soap Loaves simply click here. We sell our Soap Loaves both whole or sliced/wrapped - the choice is yours!
Buying your soap by a whole loaf, unsliced is the most cost effective option which will offer you the greatest mark up. The loaf will be received whole, wrapped in cello wrap for you to slice yourself. A label will be provided which will detail the ingredients contained within the loaf, the batch number and useage instructions etc. We do not tend to supply our loofah soaps unsliced just because they are more difficult to slice due to the nature of the loofah running through them. However should you wish to receive it whole please just advise us at checkout and we will send it to you whole. If you are slicing your own soaps please see our slicing guide for helpful information.
Sliced and Wrapped
The loaf will be pre sliced by us into 14 slices which will be individually wrapped and labelled. We recommend that you have one unwrapped slice in your shop to allow customers to smell the fragrences we have found that customers sell many more bars when they have an open slice available. If sliced into 14 slices then each slice weighs 90g .
There is a nominal additional charge for the option of pre-cutting and wrapping. Should you wish to have your soaps sliced and wrapped you then there is an option when you are popping the loaf in your basket to select the sliced option, if you forget and want to add it later you can find the option in our packaging section, you can find wrapping here. You can choose to have our branded ribbon on your soap slices.
Our bath bombs are one of our most popular products. We sell them in packs of 6 in a wide variety of fragrances and designs. Our bath bombs contain ingredients such as UK made cosmetic oils, along with other ingredients such as essential oils, real flowers, we have a huge range to choose from just click here to see our full selection. Our bath bombs are only made using water colours, we do not use any pigments in our bath bombs so that there is not a risk of staining and they are much more gentle on the skin. Each bath bomb is individually wrapped in cello and tied with curling ribbon ready for retail. Our bathbombs are approximately 140g in weight and have a diameter of 60mm, the weight will vary depending on their ingredients for example some bathbombs include flowers, petals and other ingredients and all of our bathbombs are handpressed. You can choose to have our branded (Ramsbottom Soap Co. - our retail company) labels on your bath bombs.
Product Ingredient Information:
Our Soaps are made using:
Glycerin, Aqua, Sodium Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol Sodium Laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide
**** SLS Free Soap base does not containg Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), it contains Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) this is a different ingredient to Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). SLES is considered to be milder on the skin****
Understanding the difference between SLS vs SLES
SLS and SLES are ingredients which are commonly found in most cosmetics that are used to clean, whether that be hair, skin or even teeth. They are also found in many household products such as some which clean clothes. The two ingredients sound very similar, you have, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). As the two sound so similar they can often be confused but they are very different to each other. You will often see products (including ours) which advertise that they are SLS free, many manufacturers in the UK and EU choose to produce SLS free products as they find from research that they are believed to be more gentle. Both ingredients are used in the same way, they are added to products to produce a foam cleaning action, but again they are different to each other.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), is a surfactant which is known to be a great cleaning product but is also found in many users to be an irritant when left on the skin for prolonged periods of time. It can lead to dry skin and irritation. That said SLS is deemed safe to use by regulatory bodies and is widely available in many High Street products, given the belief that it can be a skin irritant ourselves and many other producers choose not to use it in our products.
Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) is a replacement or alternative to SLS. It is created through a process called ethoxylation, where ethylene oxide is added to change the makeup of the compound. The ingredient is safe to use in cosmetic products and is found to be ore gentle and does not strip excess moisture from the skin or hair folicles. We choose to use SLES for this reason. Our bath bombs are SLS free along with our soap bars and sponges.
Our Bathbombs are made using:
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil).
In addition to the above our soaps and bathbombs contain other carefully sourced ingredients to make them smell, feel and look beautiful.
Colour +/- CI17200, CI42090, CI19140, CI14700, CI60730, CI74180, CI45100, CI45350, CI16255.
Fragrance - this is listed as Parfum and is always UK Grade Cosmetic Oil. We also use a range of Essential Oils in some of our bath bombs and soaps such as Lavender, sweet orange, lemongrass and Tea Tree.
Oils - our Bathbombs are made using Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil)
Other Ingredients - Sugar strands, ground pumice powder,
Any relevent allergens will be detailed upon your batch label.
All of our products are labelled prior to dispatch when purchased online so you can be aware of the contents of each product and you will have information regarding the batch number and useage instructions. Where you opt to purchase a soap product unsliced you will be supplied as standard with one label, you can opt to have additional labels sent with your order. You will also receive a batch sheet with a copy of all of your labels, when selling your products naked it is important that you have this information available for your customers to view at the point of sale so that they can be aware of any allergens etc. You must not re label the products. If you are looking for "white label" products made with your business name on please contact us as this would be a special order of products made especially for you. To have your own company name on and tracability there will be an additional service required of registering the products to you, fresh safety assesments for new products and other paperwork. There is an administration cost for this service and an additional time element. Please note that we are not taking on any white label customers prior to Christmas 2019 and whilst there is uncertainty regarding arrangements post brexit and the movement possibly to a new portal.
All of our products have safety assessments in place to ensure that they are safe for use, we are able to sell our products anywhere within the E.U, and therefore our shipping is limited to those Countries.
First Time Wholesale buyer
If you are new to The Soap House - welcome! We work with lots of different wholesale buyers such as high street retailers, online retailers, craft stall sellers, market or party plan, we sell our products to a wide range of resellers, below you can see examples of our products on display in various settings.
If you have any queries regarding our products please do not hesitate to get in touch using our Contact Us Page. We are here to help