When making our Calendula soap, it is infused with real Calendula flowers into a water and lye solution. This gives each finished soap bar a natural, very pale yellow colour with subtle flecks throughout.
Sodium Olivate (saponified olive oil), Sodium Cocoate (saponified coconut oil), Sodium Almondate (saponified sweet almond oil), Sodium Shea Butterate (saponified shea butter), Sodium Castorate (saponified castor oil), Sodium Cocoa Butterate (saponified cocoa butter), Aqua, Litsea Cubeba (may chang) Essential Oil, Calendula Officinalis (calendula flower) Petals, Citrus Grandis (grapefruit) Seed Extract, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol
The Sussex Handmade Soap Company was formed in 2019 in Hastings, East Sussex by friends Anne and Wayne. They wanted to create a product that was natural, attractive, good quality and above all else, something they were both passionate about making.
Combining Wayne's love of cooking with Anne's love of science and chemistry, both have a creative side and enjoy coming up with new scent combinations and decorative ideas. They chose to use the cold process method for making our soaps as in a fast paced, modern world, they liked the idea of creating something using an old fashioned and traditional method.
They are against animal testing and use 100% natural ingredients, no palm oil. All soaps stocked by Heavy Gretel are vegan.