I am a complete sucker for soap, especially fancy soap, so when I seen handmade soap in the produce tent at Wigtown Book Festival I had to get me some. I must have spent a good twenty minutes smelling all the different soaps and trying to pick one. I eventually settled on peppermint and pumice for myself and a shea butter one for my boyfriends Mum for Christmas.
The Wigtown Soap Company are a small family business specialising in the production of natural soaps. They avoid chemicals and focus on using quality ingredients including natural essential oils fresh and dried fruits, flowers & herbs. All of the soap is made in small batches and cut by hand. The basic recipe for the soap contains only 4 ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Organic Fairtrade Palm Oil and Lye
I have always been a fan of minty scents and with the winter coming up I figured that a little pumice would do good in scrubbing away any dead skin. It does smell a little like something you would use on your feet, but it makes a welcome change from the usual teatree and mint Original Source shower gel. I bought it with the intent of using it in the shower but it is more drying than moisturising, but it will make a lovely hand soap. They also make lovely Christmas gifts - £3.50 each.
You can buy some of their soap at: http://www.bigbarn.co.uk/marketplace/vendors/soap-simply~TheWigtownSoapCompany_Wigtown_DG8_soap_natural_lemongrass or enquire at:firstname.lastname@example.org