The Soap Shack is run by me, Helen Watson, a busy mum of three boys.
I am based in Grimsby (most famous for its fish) on the east coast of England, close to the seaside resort of Cleethorpes.
Ever since I was small I have loved a pretty smelling soap and even kept a little soap collection. My favourite was a set of three yellow ducks from Avon. I love a good soak in the bath but rarely find the time nowadays, a bit of “me” time or a girly pamper is quite tricky in a house full of males.
When I’m not busy in the kitchen wrapping soap or whipping up a batch of something you will often find me behind my stall at a local farmers market or event. And one day a week you can catch me in Arttopia, a quirky gift shop in the heart of Cleethorpes. Arttopia is a haven of talented local artisans and small businesses like myself, a treasure trove of unique and unusual items, not mass produced and always made with love. Something that you can’t always find on the high street.
I am a big believer in shopping locally, supporting fellow small business owners and trying to keep the British high street thriving. I have recently joined a fabulous platform called Shopappy, you will find a link on top of this site if you would like to find out more information about how you can shop online but still support your local shop keepers.
I am also very conscious of the excessive use of packaging, especially plastic, in today’s society. I have tried, wherever possible, to ensure all my products are packaged plastic free. I use recycled materials to make my gift packaging or package in something that can be reused again and not simply thrown into the dustbin. I also sell a wide range of plastic free and eco friendly alternatives for everyday items we use within our bathroom and kitchen. I truly believe we need to all try to make changes in everything we do, we owe it to our planet.
All of our products are handmade in the uk and are suitable for vegetarians, most are vegan and all are cruelty free. Non of our products are tested on animals, only my little people.