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Organic soaps handmade with love and care
We believe there’s a connection, between earth and air, fire and water – an energy that flows through everything: a quintessence. So when you use our soaps we hope the lovely essential oils will give you time to reconnect with the incredible infinite energy that surrounds us all.
Wonderfully blended handmade Bath Bombs to add a touch of fizz to your bathtime pleasure, releasing lovely pure essential oils into the water. Each small batch is lovingly handmade by our team here at Quintessentially English.
A perfect and unique Gift Box that will make a special present for a loved one. Select one of our luxurious Gift Boxes made with natural handmade artisan soap and beauty products. If you would like to choose from our selection, simply call us and we can tailor make the box for you.
Beautiful packaging in environmentally friendly glass bottles!
For over 20 years all our products have been sold in glass bottles, so its great news that the world is catching up! The colours are created with water proof inks and the labels are designed to dissolve as you use them.
Handmade Organic Soap & Beauty Products Online, UK
Behind the gable door and timeworn step, hides an apothecary for the senses. Blocks of organic handmade soap, dotted with rosebuds and cinnamon sticks, nestle in wicker baskets. Earthenware bowls, filled with dried flowers, herbs and spices, brighten the table. And the air is scented with organic handmade soap and beauty products, gently hand-stirred to retain the natural goodness. Here, time takes a back seat – and one batch of organic handmade soap takes a whole day to perfect.
After a long day in the office, designer Jacqui Sheard would unwind by making bars of crafted organic handmade soap. It was a passion that became a profession when she found a cosy little shop in Lacock and started Quintessentially English.
Behind our products is an age-old philosophy: When you touch a flower you disturb a star. It’s an idea that goes right back to medieval times when herbalists combined the sciences of medicine and astronomy – and flowers, linked to the stars, were used for their healing properties. Like these early sages, we believe there’s a connection, between earth and air, fire and water – an energy that flows through everything: a quintessence.
At Quintessentially English, we make organic handmade soap, natural beauty products, and luxurious toiletries – for your head, right down to the tips of your toes, available in our store and online. You’ll find everything from handmade organic soaps, sublime shampoos, perfumes and face creams, to ‘me time’ massage oils, fizzy bath bombs, bath melts and Shea butter lip balms.
As well as supplying beautiful organic handmade soaps and beauty product gifts online, we also run courses in organic soap making in Lacock, UK. Our team of specialists will teach you how to make natural soaps during an exciting and interesting day course which takes place in a lovely calm environment. At the end of the organic soap making workshop you will have learnt the essentials and secrets of creating beautifully smelling and gentle soaps and you'll leave with a gift, plus a personalised batch of handmade soap made by you!
Organic handmade soap and beauty products aside, there are all sorts of gifts from vintage treasures and home accessories to discover in the rear of our store in Lacock, like beeswax candles, silkscreened cushions and enamelware. Many created by local British artisans – and selected for their rustic beauty and good, old-fashioned quality.
Our herbal gins can be found at lacockdistillery.com