Have you visited our Beachside workshop and retail space yet? You will find us at The Meridian Point Craft Centre in Cleethorpes. Between the Light Railway Station and The Meridian Events Arena on Kings Road.

About Us

The Soap Shack is run by me, Helen, a busy mum of three boys.

I live 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 which my brother recently discovered hidden away in my parents attic.  My favourite was a set of three yellow ducks from Avon and a Fozzy Bear - but sadly they had both been eaten by something and was unrecognisable. 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.

My business is run from my workspace and shop at the Meridian Point Craft Centre in Cleethorpes, literally a stones throw from the beach and I absolutely love it. If you pop along you may catch me whipping up something new!  A batch of handmade soap, moisturising hand lotion or maybe some pretty foaming bath bombs. In my workshop I make a whole host of bath, body and skin care products, all made with natural, skin loving ingredients. All of our soap and bath products are handmade in the uk and are suitable for vegetarians, most are vegan and all are cruelty free.  Non of our products or the ingredients used to make them are tested on animals, only my little people.

Good for your skin and good for the planet!! 

To the front of the workshop is my retail space where I sell all of my products - we are also an eco friendly refill store stocking everything from toilet cleaner to toothpaste tablets in refillable bottles - helping people cut down on their single use plastic consumption. Customers buy their bottle once or bring in their own and keep returning to refill it again and again and again - saving so much plastic from going to landfill.  I truly believe we need to all try to make changes in everything we do, we owe it to our planet. 

I am very conscious of the excessive use of packaging, especially plastic, in today’s society. My products are wrapped plastic free, in packaging that is compostable and biodegradable. I use recycled materials to make my gift wrappings or package in something that can be reused again and not simply thrown into the dustbin.  I also sell a wide range of zero waste and eco friendly alternatives for everyday items we use within our bathroom and kitchen.

On weekends we open up the workshop to budding scientists and bath bomb makers of the future and hold workshops teaching children just how it’s done.

I am a big believer in shopping locally, supporting fellow small business owners and trying to keep the British high street thriving.

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, a treasure trove of unique and unusual items, not mass produced and always made with love. I also stock products in a beautiful shop in the lovely village of Caistor called The Little Gift House, it has something for everyone - special gifts that you can’t always find on the high street.