Millie's Natural Soaps
Millie lives in South Norfolk with her family and makes natural soaps by hand (they are genuinely homemade). She uses only the best and most natural ingredients and also use compostable packaging which is beneficial to the environment.
A Word From The Owner
My soaps are made with top quality ingredients which include shea butter and coconut oil. I make my soaps avoiding chemicals such as fragrance oils, perfumes or dyes. They are enriched with natural essential oils and any colourings are also natural and such as French pink clay, spinach (green), cocoa (brown), paprika (orange), turmeric (yellow).
A little about Millie’s Natural Soaps ...
I live in Hempnall with my family and I make natural soaps by hand in my kitchen, and avoid chemicals such as fragrance oils, perfumes or dyes. I have sensitive skin and so many of the ‘off the shelf products’ can irritate my skin and make it itchy so I was keen on finding natural soaps but these can be expensive. I then decided to research making my own soaps using only the best and most natural ingredients for me and also use what’s best for the environment.
I’ve always had a keen interest in essential oils and love these in soaps, so in February 2020, I started to research how to make pure soaps from scratch. It isn’t an easy process as temperature is key. So at first I tried ‘melt and pour soaps’ and I involved my children which they thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with. I was eager however on taking this a step further and learn more about making soaps from first principles, and understanding the INS which describes the physical qualities of soap, so I took a course between lockdowns over the summer. I learned a substantial amount about chemistry, oils, fats, the benefits of the pure essential oils; what makes one soap feel and work differently to another.
Once home, I experimented with many batches, finding the oils I wanted to work with. I gave as gifts to family and friends and the feedback was so positive that I decided to get my soap recipes cosmetically approved and make them available to others for purchase. Each soap recipe has been certified and approved by the Cosmetic Industry.
So here I am. I make a variety of different fragrance soaps with main base oils including shea butter and coconut oil which produces a lovely creamy lather. I then add essential oils and natural colours such as cocoa powder, dried spinach, herbs and French pink clay. As well as the essential oils, I produce a beautiful Aloe Vera and Honey soap. I handpick the Aloe plant and pulp this into a liquid and add a small amount of local honey.
There is no palm oil, only natural plant based ingredients, with eco packaging.
My soaps were proving successful as I was selling locally and attended small events. I also approached Yare Valley Oils in Surlingham who were willing to sell my soaps in their Farm Shop. They also approached me a little later on and asked me to make soaps for themselves, using their lovely rapeseed oil, combined with my other oils, so I now exclusively make and package their soaps.
This has been an incredible journey over these past two years and I hope you enjoy my soaps.
- Made locally - small carbon footprint
- Eco packaging
- Vegan (except Honey)
- Natural ingredients include shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, pure essential oils and natural colourings
- No palm oil
- Harvest own Aloe Vera from plant
- Local Honey
- Produce soaps for Yare Valley Oils
- Handmade in Owner's Kitchen
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