Soapology was established by Emma Grosse in 2011. We are artisan Soap-makers based in Nottinghamshire and we use the traditional cold process method of manufacture. Bar soap is our specialty and we have 14 soap formulas in our brand. Our bar soaps are handmade and hand stamped using 100% natural ingredients and essential oils so as you can imagine our workshop smells heavenly. We also make liquid soaps which can be used as hand wash or body wash and is sold in glass bottles as one of our main aims is to create products that are not packaged in plastic.
Our SOLID shampoo bars and hair conditioner bars are great at this and each bar lasts as long as 3 bottles of shampoo or Conditioner. Not to mention how great they are when travelling (no liquid allowance, no leaks, compact in size) or going to the gym/swimming.
We also offer some natural home fragrance products such as natural soy wax crackle candles with wooden wicks that sound like an open fire really give off those cosy vibes in 4 essential oil blends that we created in house. We also make aromatherapy soy wax melts in scents such as Pink Lemonade, Mojito, Sweet Dreams and Serendipity and retail our custom blended essential oil Aromablends.
Gift sets are available in gorgeous sustainable packaging and can be customised to any budget. We can include bath bombs, lip balms, hand creams and shower steamers all sourced from local businesses and accessories such as bamboo soap dishes, nail brushes, toothbrushes and face cloths.
We are a palm oil free company and we also donate 1 bar to charity for every 10 bars sold
We have donated over 500kg of soap in the last 5 years to charities such as Framework, Women’s Aid, Newark Foodbank and Emmaus Trust.
Emma has also achieved platinum status on the craft courses website (www.craftcourses.com) and has taught over 350 people how to make soap on Soapology’s Introduction to Cold Process Soap-making Courses which are held monthly on the last Saturday of each month. Emma also teaches on a 121 basis and also runs courses on how to start a soap business and Advanced Soap-making Techniques.
Our products have won many awards over the last few years :
Gold – Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2020 – Hair Conditioner Bar
Winner – Janey Loves Platinum Awards 2020 – Serendipity Liquid Soap
Winner – Natural Health Beauty Awards 2021 (Pink Lemonade, Scent of the Year)
Silver – Global Green Makeup Awards 2022 (Pink Lemonade Bar Soap)
Commended – Beauty Shortlist Award 2022 (Pink Lemonade Shampoo Bar & Sweet Dreams Shampoo Bar)
We attend Chatsworth Christmas Market as a trader every year. This year the market starts on 4th Nov and runs for 23 days in a row. Its a marathon and we have a great team of Soaperstars that all work the event.
Tania works alongside Emma and helps run the business day to day. We have help from Gail, Nicki, Charlie, Patricia and Lilly at busy periods who help with events and packaging the soap bars.