We are so proud to share with you our handmade small batch soap collection. All made here right in the Scottish Highlands, they have been perfected using traditional processes combining the finest ingredients.
Each bar has been softly and subtly branded by hand with our infamous Prickly Thistle symbol, a mark of integrity for everything that we represent. We strive to champion ethical and environmental ways of life, and with this collection you will find we encourage all to think about saying no to plastic. All handmade bars come wrapped in recycled waxed paper, which you can also use to store your soap for as long as necessary.
Within our soap collection we have both hand soap bars and shampoo bars, which represent the scent of Scotland. These distinct scents are as follows;
Hand Soap Bars 190g
Scottish Raspberry Cranachan - inspired by the infamous Scottish dessert, with the scents of sweet raspberries and honey, the oatmeal acts as a gentle skin-exfoliating surprise.
Wild Nettle & Heather - a refreshing combination of tender nettle tops and heather flowers from the Scottish Highlands, wild and delicate like the great region itself.
Highland Lavender - a bar of pure lavender essential oil, because sometimes less is more.
Honey & Oats - NEW - a blend of sweet smelling honey & soft oats, it just brings back those yummy memories of a golden bowl of Scots Porridge!
Highland Gardeners - NEW - therapy for your hands after a hard days shift potting in amongst the birds and the bees. With gentle exfoliating properties they have a dash of tea tree oil to help with any hand healing.
Shampoo Soap Bars 140g
Wild Nettle - the nettle is a densely nutrient plant, which may surprise you, so when combined with the zing of some citrus the formula works wonders on your hair.
Seaweed - kelp as we like to say in Scotland is a gift from our Scottish seas, could washing with this magical bar bring out the selkie in you!
To read more about all of our handmade soap ingredients and directions for use please click here.
I love these bar soaps for many reasons - I love that it doesn't create plastic waste, it does wonders for my skin, and it smells awesome! I purchased the Highland Gardner bar, which is a wondrous exfoliant. It has lasted a long time and I still have a thin bar left. My next bar, and the one I am currently using alongside the Gardener one, is the Wild Nettle and Heather bar - which is the perfect blend of warmth and floral. I love it so much and I like to imagine that is what the Highlands smell like in the summer. I stocked up on a few of these soaps and cannot wait to use the Honey and Oats and the Wild Nettle shampoo bar. I use these soaps with the wool soap pouch, and it creates the perfect lather. I love the sustainability of the soap pouch and no longer have to use those plastic loofahs.
Love, love, love the Elements of Essence Soaps! My personal favorite is the Wild Nettle and Heather, which I purchase for my own use and for gifts, as well. This fragrant bar lathers beautifully and lasts a really long time. From the reusable bag in which it is packaged to the prompt service in fulfilling orders, I am highly impressed with the Prickly Thistle Mill and the values that they promote. Great job, Clare and team!
I purchased these high quality handmade soaps thinking ok, so I'll be a bit conscience of what I'm using. I've purchased handmade soap before and even made my own.
I can tell you that I've never had soap like this. I purchased the Highland Gardiner, Honey Oat and Cranberry soaps.
I'm still, 3 months later, I'm using the first one I opened. They last forever, longer than the liquids in the plastic bottles. They lather on my sponge so nicely and I don't have to use much at all to get a clean, fresh smelling body. I love the scents, the fact that is all natural with no parabens or other fake stuff. I love that I can use it for 3 months everyday and still have enough for a good long while in one bar of soap. It's a great value and a wonderful soap.
Buy them when they're released, they sell so fast, because they're so worth it. You won't regret feeling clean and smelling like nature.