soap folk handmade soaps

‘Beautiful ethical soaps and balms’
Founded by Fiona McBryde
Handmade in Stroud, Gloucestershire

soap folk handmade natural soap

Fiona's story

‘I started by making organic soap for the people I love. It’s an immensely rewarding craft to take a handful of simple, natural ingredients and turn them into a gently cleansing, high conditioning bar, quite unlike commercial detergents.

My hobby became a business by chance – a local independent boutique posted a call for soap makers.  The seed was planted, but it was my daughters who gave me the push. I teach them to follow their dreams and they made me realise it was time to follow mine.’

Fioan McBryde Founder of Soap Folk
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Our mission as a beauty brand

We’re all about making the most beautiful, ethical products that are kind to your skin and kind to the environment. That means sourcing the finest quality organic ingredients to create natural soaps and balms which leave the skin feeling soft and conditioned.

We believe in authenticity. Every ingredient is there for a purpose. We don’t use colourants, synthetic and nature identical perfumes, detergents, hardeners, synthetic foam boosters in our soaps or balms. We prefer to let the natural qualities of the oils and butters shine through.

All our soaps are made with care by people with a real passion and understanding for what they do. Based in the beautiful Stroud valleys, we use a traditional cold process soap making technique to create our soaps which produces a bar rich in natural glycerine. Each bar is hand stamped and hand wrapped in FSC certified paper printed using non toxic vegetable inks.  Our vegan lip balms are hand blended using the highest possible quality oils and butters.

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. All our products are certified organic by the Soil Association. This is the clearest way to show that all aspects of our business are sustainable and environmentally sound.