Best Handmade Soap Bars UK 2021 (with No Nasty Chemicals!)

If you live anywhere on planet earth, chances are you have been told to wash your hands a LOT more this year than ever before but like with all things, there are plenty of options out there to make even this mundane task a treat.

There are loads of amazing small businesses in the UK making 100% natural soaps that combine great craft with gorgeous ingredients so we’ve picked a few of our favourites to share with you. 

At Wicks & Reeds we always only focus on natural ingredient products that are handmade, sustainably sourced and good for the environment.
Check out our top picks of handmade bar soaps below.

Detox Activated Charcoal Face & Body Bar Soap
100% Activated Charcoal soap bar with Tea Tree -  best soap for acne and oily skin

An essential soap for acne-prone, oily and problem skin Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree essential oil enriched with TAMANU (Organic Cold Pressed) oil. Charcoal is known for drawing out impurities from the skin, making this an excellent face and body bar that contains anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties, it is the perfect soap for those who suffer from acne or eczema. While Tea Tree Essential Oil is added as an excellent anti-bacterial and cleanser, helping to speed the process of healing acne prone skin.

Good For: Acne, Oily Skin, Eczema & Psoriasis
Scent: Tea Tree
Price: £7.99
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Eucalyptus, Lemon & Mint Bar Soap Made in Devon
handmade bar soap 100% natural ingredient eco friendly soap uk made

Eucalyptus, Mint & Lemon essential oils with added Caster Oil make this a fresh and soothing bar in a gentle base of Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and RSPO certified Sustainable Palm Oil. This soap produces lots of lovely white soft bubbles which do not dry the skin even on the delicate facial area.

The Clovelly Soap Company is a small family-run business making beautiful, handcrafted soap, candles and body care products on the historic Clovelly Estate in North Devon. Inspired by nature, their recipes use spices, clays, flowers and pure therapeutic grade essential oils blended by hand to create unique scents.

This handmade bar of soap contains natural glycerine which is a by product of the process and help to moisturise while the soap cleanses.

Good For: Moisturising, feeling fresh!
Scent: Lemon, Eucalyptus & Mint
Price: £4.85
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Gardeners Natural Bar Soap by Heyland & Whittle
Natural bar soap 100% organic - heyland and whittle soap bar "Gardeners Soap"
Good For: Hardworking hands! All skin types. Outdoors
Oatmeal, Poppy Seeds, Spices
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A luxurious natural soap loaded with Oatmeal, Spices, Poppy Seeds and essential oils to exfoliate, moisturise and revive hardworking outdoor hands. For really clean green fingers! Suits all skin types.

The creamy texture of the soap bars gently cleanses and nourishes all skin types and is free from parabens and sulphates.

Wild Card! Recycled Organic Coffee Grind & Sea Salt Body Scrub
Coffee Body Scrub - 100% natural body scrub exfoliant recycled organic coffee grinds & sea salt scrub

We love this! An all natural exfoliating full body scrub handmade in London using recycled organic coffee grinds and Sea Salt to create a smooth and lasting skin scrub that smells as delicious as it feels!

This is just a simple step towards our goal of repurposing waste products. This scrub is completely natural (just 3 basic ingredients) and is amazing for the skin, will give a little boost to your morning shower, and leave you feeling like a whole new person.

This body scrub has a mass of benefits, including:

  • The caffeine will typically increase your blood flow
  • Reduces the appearance of cellulite, scars and marks
  • Firms and tones skin for a more even look and feel
  • The course salt is an exfoliant that can help remove dry skin and promote new growth.
  • The course sugar and sea salt are exfoliants that can help remove dry skin and promote new growth.
  • The oil used can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and soften skin.

Good For: A real exfoliating scrub!
Scent: Fresh Coffee & Sea Salt
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Sweet Orange & Cedarwood Oil Cold Pressed Soap
Sweet Orange handmade soap 100% natural bar soap UK
100% natural soap handmade using the traditional cold process method with no palm oil, artificial fragrance or colours. Combining sweet orange, May Chang & Cedarwood oil to create this lightly sweet, intense and warming soap. A stunning soap to have in your bathroom or for a gift.

Lemony, sweet, and intense, May Chang essential oil is both refreshing and relaxing. It can help you take a deep sigh of relief and let go of stress.  Cedarwood essential oil It is warming, cleansing and emotionally grounding.

Made with 100% natural ingredients, which leaves you feeling clean and fresh. Rough cut by hand for a natural finish

Good For: Refreshing, relaxing & feeling good
Sweet Orange, Cedarwood Essential Oil, May Chang
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Wicks & Reeds is a family run small business that sources, makes & sells 100% UK handmade home fragrances and skincare products that are good for you and good for nature. All of our products are eco friendly, cruelty free and organic and come shipped in zero plastic, recycled materials. 

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