Welcome to the Handmade Soap Company

We set up The Handmade Soap Company in 2010.

We discovered the wonderful world of handmade soap back in 2009 after a visit to a market in Atherton Highlands, Australia.

The local soaps were amazing, made with natural ingredients and were extremely good on sensitive skin. Something Donagh knows all about. We were hooked.

We have not stopped since.

Donagh Quigley & Gemma McGowan



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From bath to body, lips and hands, from soap to lotions, butters and balms, we use only the finest natural ingredients in our products. All are made by hand with love and care, in County Meath, Ireland. Take a peek inside our shop here.

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Our Story


Our Philosophy

Our soaps and lotions are handmade with care, by us in our factory in County Meath, Ireland. We use natural ingredients from plant and mineral extracts. The only exception is the binding agent which makes up 0.2% of our body lotions and ensures they arrive as they left us.

Our products are free from parabens, SLS’s, petrochemicals, synthetic colours and fragrances which is why we know they’ll be kind. None of our products are tested on animals, and we promise that they never will.

We tread as lightly as we can. We use FSC approved card in our packaging, and print it with environmentally friendly vegetable-derived inks. We believe in being honest and kind – by nature.

History & Vision

We started at home, spending months testing and researching to find the best ingredients to create the best formulations, which are a central part of the range today. Our handmade soap quickly found its community and we started to grow throughout Ireland. Ours became a busy kitchen, filling orders days and nights.

The family grew - from soap to hand care lotions & washes, bath & shower, body care & lip balms and recently to our home range of candles and diffusers.

After our four years we were running out of space. So we moved to a former linen mill in Slane, Co Meath, Ireland.

Now we are almost six, and our products are on shelves all over Ireland, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Russia. We are the No 1 Irish natural bath & body brand, and are thrilled to have won a shelf-full of awards for our products. Our vision is to grow while remaining true to our handmade roots.

Our Way

Our way is the natural, skin kind and earth kind way.

We use 100% natural botanical ingredients sourced from producers committed to ethical means of extracting their products.

We use a high percentage of botanical and herbal extracts in each product. Our ingredients like lavender, may chang, lemongrass, cedarwood, grapefruit, rosemary, and mint have been used for hundreds of years because of their restorative and energising qualities. And they smell great.

We started out with two pots on our stove, and we remain committed to the handmade way. This means our batches are fresher. It also means we can slow down and take care. Our ingredients are precious and our way is to protect them.

Because we are working with a high ratio of natural ingredients, our body lotions need binding agents to prevent separation (always difficult). We keep the percentage to the minimum needed to make sure that they arrive as they left us.

Our factory is an upcycled linen mill. Our way is to be as green as we can be. Our processes in our factory are built on being responsible with all of our resources.

But we’re always looking for ways to be greener. If you’d like to find out more about our journey please mail us here.

And yes. Sometimes we do wear Birkenstocks. Sometimes even in winter.

Contact

Write to us - or pop in to us:
The Handmade Soap Co.,
The Old Mill, Slane Village,
Co. Meath, Ireland

Call us at:
+353 (0)41 988 4704

Email us at:
info@thehandmadesoapcompany.ie

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Stockists

IRELAND

Avoca, Avoca Head Office, Kilmacanogue, Bray, Co. Wicklow
www.avoca.ie

Meadows & Byrne
www.meadowsandbyrne.com

Kilkenny
www.kilkennyshop.com

Carraig Donn Lodge Road, Westport, Co. Mayo
www.carraigdonn.ie

Shaws Department Stores
www.shaws.ie

BY COUNTY:



Antrim

Avoca, 41 Arthur St, Belfast, Co. Antrim
www.avoka.ie

Carlow

Rathwood Home, Gift & Garden World Ltd, Rath, Tullow, Co. Carlow
www.rathwood.com

Cavan

7th Heaven, Stradone Street, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan

Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel Spa , Farnham Estate, Cavan

Hidden Treasures Gift Shop, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

Lynches Pharmacy, Virginia Shopping Centre, Virginia, Co.Cavan
(049) 854 8708

Clare

The Rock Shop, Liscannor, Co. Clare
www.therockshop.ie

Belleek Shop, Abbey Street, Ennis, Co. Clare

Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare

Green Cross Pharmacy, Convent Hill Shopping Centre, Killaloe. Co. Clare

Blarney Woollen Mills, Bunratty Co. Clare
www.blarney.com

Carraig Donn, Bank Place, Ennis, Co. Clare
www.carraigdonn.ie

Cork

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, Co. Cork
www.blarneycastle.ie

Bluebells, 22 Main Street, Midleton, Co. Cork

Blarney Woolen Mills, Blarney Co. Cork
www.blarney.com

Carraig Donn, Ballingcollig Shopping Centre, Co. Cork
www.carraigdonn.ie

Courtyard Crafts, Schull, Co. Cork

Designs, 32 Main St, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Homefront Giftware & Interiors, Riverside Shopping Centre, Bandon

Homefront Giftware & Interiors, Unit 24, Blackpool S.C., Cork

Homefront Giftware & Interiors, Wilton S.C., Cork

Kilkenny Shop, Emmet Place, Lavitts Quay, Cork City
www.kilkennyshop.com

Kilkenny Shop, Douglas Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork
www.kilkennyshop.com

Kilkenny Shop, Shanagarry Design Centre, Shanagarry, Cork
www.kilkennyshop.com

Meadows & Byrne, Faxbridge Clonakilty, Co. Cork
www.meadowsandbyrne.com

Meadows & Byrne, Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Co. Cork
www.meadowsandbyrne.com

Quinlans of Macroom, New Street, Macroom, Co. Cork

Rohu’s Country Market, Inishannon, Co. Cork

Tregan Craft Centre, 20 Casement Square, Cobh, Co. Cork

The Lime House, 64 Main Street, Mallow, Co.Cork
https://www.facebook.com/TheLimeHouseMallow/

Paulines Gifts & Crafts, Mitchelstown, Co.Cork
02586853

Derry

City of Derry Airport, Airport Rd, Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry, BT47 3GY, United Kingdom.
https://www.facebook.com/TheLimeHouseMallow/

Donegal

McAuliffes Craft Shop, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

The Jewel Casket, 35 Upper Main Street, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Lough Eske Castle Hotel, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
www.solishotels.com/lougheskecastle

Rathmullan House, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal

McNutts Donegal Woolen Mills, Downings, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal
(074) 915 5643

Down

Marie Cafolla, 10A Regent St. Newtownards County Down, BT23 4Lh
https://www.facebook.com/mariecafollaflowers

Queens University Welcome Centre, University Rd. Belfast, BT7 1NN, UK
+442890975252

Dublin

Arnotts, 12 Henry St, Dublin 1
www.arnotts.ie

Avoca, 11-13 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
www.avoca.ie

Avoca, N7 Naas Road, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
www.avoca.ie

Avoca, Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin
www.avoca.ie

Bourkes Pharmacy, St. Endas Drive, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Carriag Donn, Jervis Street Shopping Centre, Dublin 1
www.carraigdonn.com

Designist, 68 S Great Georges St, Dublin 2
shop.designist.ie

House of Fraser, Unit 1 Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 16

Life Pharmacy, Unit 1 Fairways Mall, Main Street, Donabate, Co. Dublin

James Fox, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
www.jamesfox.ie

Life Pharmacy, Fairways Mall, Donabate, Co Dublin
www.lifepharmacy.ie

Maxwells Pharmacy, 28 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Mayfield Merchant & Deli, 11 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6W

Meadows & Byrne, Northern Cross, Malahide Rd, Co. Dublin

Meadows & Byrne, The Pavillion, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Moss Cottage, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14
www.mosscottage.ie

Natures Cure, 26B Church St, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Roches Pharmacy, 163-165 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Sams Barbers, 28 Ormond Quay Lwr, Dublin 1
www.samsbarbers.ie

Therapie Clinic, 8-9 Molesworth St, Dublin 2
www.therapieclinic.com

The Kilkenny Shop, 6 Nassau St, Dublin 2
www.kilkennyshop.com

The Kilkenny Shop, Unit G4 Pavillions Shopping Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin
www.kilkennyshop.com

Temple Bar Pharmacy, 21 Essex St. East, Dublin 2
http://www.templebarpharmacy.com

MacNamaras Pharmacy, Supervalu Shopping Centre, Raheny, Dublin 5.
(01) 832 9736

Leeches Pharmacy, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
014971407

Molls Parlour, The Artisan Courtyard Mills, Millers Lane, Skerries, Co.Dublin
http://www.mollsparlour.com/

O'Regans Pharmacy, 67 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Galway

Avoca Connemara, Letterfrack, Connemara, Co. Galway

Carraig Donn, Kilronan, Inismore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway

Kinvara Pharmacy, The Square, Main Street, Kinvara, Co. Galway

Elysium Spa, An Fuarán, Moycullen, Co.Galway
http://www.elysium.ie/

Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Co Galway
http://www.raheenwoodshotel.ie/

Kerry

Avoca, Molls Gap, Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Kilkenny Shop, 3 New St, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Kildare

Bob and Kates, Main Street, Clane, Co. Kildare

Kilkenny Shop, Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Só Collective, Kildare Village, Nurney Road, Kildare Town, Co.Kildare
045520501

Kilkenny

Carraig Donn, McDonagh Junction, Kilkenny

Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
www.mountjuliet.ie

The Kilkenny Design Yard, Castle Yard, Kilkenny
www.kilkennydesign.com

Leitrim

Mulveys House of Gifts, Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Limerick

Adare Manor, Adare, Co. Limerick
www.adaremanor.com

Carraig Donn, Cresent Shopping Centre, Limerick

Carraig Donn, Jetland Shopping Centre, Limerick

Louth

Carraig Donn, Scotch Hall, Drogheda

Carraig Donn, Marshes Shopping Centre, Dundalk

Ghan House, Carlingford, Co. Louth
www.ghanhouse.com

Life Pharmacy T/A Smyths Parmacy, Seatown Place, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Life Pharmacy T/A Smyths Parmacy, 86 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Mayo

Carraig Donn, Bridge Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

Croagh Patrick Visitors Centre, Murrisk, Westport, Co. Mayo

Foxford Woollen Mills, Foxford, Co. Mayo
www.museumsofmayo.com

Mrs. Teas Boutique and Bakery, Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo

Meath

Carraig Donn, Navan Shopping Centre, Navan, Co. Meath

Maguires, Hill of Tara, Co. Meath

Love Nature, Newmarket Street, Kells, Co. Meath

Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath

Stauntons Pharmacy, Athboy, Co. Meath

The Headfort Arms Spa Rooms, Kells, Co. Meath
www.headfortarms.ie

The Kilkenny Shop, Castle Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath

The Old Mill, HQ, Slane . Co. Meath

Monaghan

Castle Leslie, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan
www.castleleslie.com

Walnut Grove, Monaghan Town Shopping Centre
www.walnutgrovegifts.com

Offaly

Hedgerows, Main St, Birr, Co. Offaly

Ryan’s Pharmacy, Edenderry Shopping Centre, Edenderry
www.ryanspharmacy.ie

Roscommon

Taylors of Boyle, Bridge Street, Co. Roscommon

Sligo

The Cat & the Moon, Castle St, Sligo
www.thecatandthemoon.com

Therapie Clinic, 40 O’Connell St, Sligo
www.therapieclinic.com

Shells Little Shop, Strandhill, Co.Sligo
http://www.shellscafe.com/

Nicholsons Pharmacy, 2 Stephens St. Sligo
0719141278

Tipperary

Blarney Woollen Mills, Dove Hill, Carraig-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary

Carraig Donn, Thurles Shopping Centre, Thurles

Waterford

Carraig Donn, City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford

Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort, The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford

Westmeath

Red Earth, Mullingar Business Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
www.redearthireland.com

Westmeath

The Grocery, Main Street, Tyrrells Pass, Co. Westmeath
info@thegrocery.ie

Wexford

Meadows & Byrne, Drinagh Retail Park, Co. Wexford

Wicklow

Avoca, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow
www.avoka.ie

Avoca, Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
www.avoka.ie

Avoca, Avoca Village, Co. Wicklow
www.avoka.ie

Carraig Donn, Bridgewater shopping Centre, Arklow

Concepts, Meridian Point Centre, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

REST OF THE WORLD:



Denmark

www.wellgroomed.dk

France

Private Avenue, 13 Avenue Eric Tabarly, PA des 2 Moulins, 56880 Ploeren

Germany

NassRasur, Zehlendorfer Str 69, 24111 Kiel, Germany

Spain

El Mirall Distribuciones, C./Florista 145, Bajo Derecha, 46015 Valencia, Spain

Sweden

eleven.se, 10451 Stockholm, Sweden

Switzerland

Bestellung, Kitchener AG, Aarbergergasse 40, CH-3011 Bern

UK

A Little Bit of Irish, 6 Gloucester Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1EE

Ninian, 80 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0DL

Rose and Potter, Friary Pyghtle, Back Lane, Little Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6BH

Barber Blades, Unit 8B Charnwood Park, Clos Marion, Cardiff CF10 4L1

Estonia

Kuninghabe Shaving Equipment
http://www.kuninghabe.ee/et/b/the-handmade-soap-company

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