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My goal is to produce attractive, natural handmade soaps at low prices for people like myself who are not able to use shop bought products.

by Claire Mangan in Swindon, England, United Kingdom

From a child I’ve suffered with eczema and psoriasis and have been unable to use shop bought, mass manufactured soaps because of their surfactants and additives. I have spent years using (and paying a lot of money for) prescription steroid based shower gels and soaps. They were clinical and horrible and all I wanted to do was be able to pamper myself with nice smelling, attractive soaps that didn’t leave my skin in open, bleeding sores. And so I decided to take a course and learn how to make my own natural, gentle soaps, using only mild, natural ingredients. I became a member of the Alliance of National Holistic Therapists and was soon incorporating honey, plants and herbs to make kinder soaps. Within days my skin was already better and I have not been back to the doctor since. Now I sell my soaps at craft fairs and in small health food shops - I have regular customers who return time and time again but my aim is to make my soaps readily available to everyone at low prices. My dermatologist told me years ago that the popular brand of soap I was using was no better than washing detergent and contained a list of additives that shocked me. No one should have to pay prescription prices for natural, gentle soaps and I would like to see my soaps stocked on the shelves of supermarkets and I’d like to open small high street shops that rival well known soap shops - with the difference that my soaps will be natural, gentle and affordable. That’s the long term goal, but for now I’m trying to raise money to market, produce the goods and if I hot this goal, I will aim higher next time. 

Rewards

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£10 or more

£10 reward

£10 RRP worth of natural handmade soaps.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Two free bars of natural handmade soap.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A basket of soaps and bath products worth £30 RRP.

£50 or more

£ 50 Reward

Free box of soaps and initialled bathrobe

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Up to 100 tailor made soaps - you choose the soap - for wedding favours, baby showers, birthday gifts or Christmas presents etc. Gift boxed and beautifully presented.


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