Scents & Sensibility

​Scents & Sensibility was created while I was attempting to reduce the amount of plastic coming into the house. I discovered that some product switches (like butter or washing powder) were simple, but soap wasn’t.

Artisan soaps, while beautiful, seemed too expensive for everyday use and cheap, commercial soap was packaged many times in cellophane or plastic and contained the ever-present and destructive palm oil. I decided to see if I could make my own. I did and after a friend tried a bar, she suggested I sell them.

Would I be able to encourage more people to change to solid soap and shampoo by offering them at very competitively prices? OK, I wouldn’t exactly be solving the problem of waste, but it would be a start – and raise awareness. So I gave it a shot and, since autumn 2018, have added more products and gained many regular customers.

All products are handmade by me, with ingredients that are biodegradable; apart from the goats' milk soaps, everything is vegan; everything is made as fresh as possible. ​It has been quite difficult to source packaging without synthetics and keep prices as low as possible whilst keeping as high a quality as I'd like: ribbons and frills have had to be rejected and replaced by simple, limited packaging that can be recycled or washed and reused many times thus reducing unnecessary waste.

Hopefully these products will please you as much as they please my growing number of customers. If they don't – or you have any queries/suggestions – please get in touch, I'd be delighted to hear from you!