Soap Daze is a little business that began on a Devon kitchen table 10 years ago. With a scientific background, the founder began making recipes and when people began to return for more, she knew she was in business.
This company focuses on ‘soap-on-a-rope’, which negates the need for buying a slatted soap dish. Just hang the bar of soap in the shower when you’re done, to let gravity dry it out. All the bars are plant-based with no palm oil, and scented with essential oils (avoid rosewood as it’s from endangered trees, use unscented for babies/pregnancy/nursing. No rosemary oil for epilepsy. No shea butter for latex allergies.
The Oatmylk bar is ideal for sensitive skin, with ground oats to heal. Other ones that are nice include Frankincense (smells sweet and woody, like pine forests with sweet orange, clove and nutmeg, with swirled ground cinnamon.
Or try the Black Pepper ginger, ideal to get the circulation going in the shower. This soap has swirled turmeric, to help acne-prone skin.
All the soaps are wrapped in paper and cardboard, to save on plastic waste. You can order gift boxes of mini or full size soaps of your choice. The shaving kit includes a bar of chosen soap, a bamboo handle razor with 5 blades, a hessian bag and hand-knitted facecloth in linen-cotton blend for mild exfoliation. Place used razors in a blade bank to recycle with household waste to avoid harming wildlife (it only needs emptying every few months – or just us use a tin can with a slit in it).
Kleen Soaps (Kent) offers soap-on-a-rope which lets gravity dry out your soap naturally. Handmade with real ingredients like coffee grounds and pink clay. The range includes grapefruit (uplifting), lavender (calming), minty fresh (with oatmeal & spirulina) and spicy (ginger, cinnamon). Some soaps contain healing oatmeal and turmeric.
Harmony Soap on a Rope is named after songs and bands that Soap Daze love. These large soaps are also handmade in Devon, again with discounts if you order without packaging. Try Echo Beach (grapefruit, lemon & seaweed), Replica (lavender, vetiver & Kaolin clay) or Canyon (frankincense, rosemary & charcoal).