We have a NEW product in The Soap Cabin shop – Sisal Soap Bags! Many of us use a bath scrunchie to lather up in the shower, but it only occurred to me recently after speaking with a customer that most of the scrunchies in the shops are made of plastic. In view of this, we sourced some natural ramie cotton soap bags, which are a fantastic alternative. You just pop a bar of soap in the bag, draw the string, wet it and watch it lather up as you use it like a wash mit or scrunchie. Amazing, and environmentally friendly!
Buy a set of 2 now in the shop
I know Summer has only just begun, but last weekend we took part in our 4th market of the busy summer festival season. We were at the amazing Croxley Revels in Watford, which saw thousands of people descend on the Green for an afternoon of fun, food, performances, and a fantastic array of stalls (including ours!). The weather was stunning and it was great that were able to continue to showcase our new Island Balm, which is proving very popular. We have also been having lots of conversations about being environmentally friendly and the fact that we have pretty much eliminated single-use plastics from our products. It hasn’t been easy when it comes to packaging glycerine soaps that attract moisture, but it’s definitely worth it!
Another busy event for us was Denham Village Fayre on the late May Bank Holiday Monday. Lots of people there from far and wide to enjoy the quaint South Buckinghamshire village (think Midsomer Murders) and all the amazing stalls lining the thoroughfare. It was our second year there, and it was even better than before.
New to our list this year is the Red Kite Craft Market, which runs alongside the Farmers’ Market in Little Chalfont, South Bucks on the 2nd Saturday of the Month. We are hoping to make this our ‘regular’ market, so that we have some continuity and the locals can get to know us. It has been a little quiet so far (May & June), not helped by terrible weather, but we hope it will pick up again (come along!). Because of holidays and other commitments, we won’t be there again until October (possibly September, but we’ll keep you posted).
Well now that that is done, we’re on to booking our Christmas markets, would you believe?!
Hey, here are some dates for your diary!
Red Kite Craft Market
This will be our first time at the Red Kite Craft Market, which is held in association with Little Chalfont’s monthly farmer’s market. That’s right – handmade crafts and local farm produce! We are hoping we can make this our regular market…
Denham Village Fayre
We had a stall here last May and it was HEAVING with visitors. Great atmosphere and a lovely quaint village setting! You can come by bus (331) or bring your car – but you won’t be able to park in the village itself.
Hope to see you there!
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Great news! After searching for a while, we’ve finally been able to find a suitable way of wrapping our soaps without using plastic!
We’re really conscious of the environment and use glass bottles and aluminium jars for our oils, balms and butters, and as much as we can, we reuse any boxes and envelopes we receive for posting products out.
Our soaps are glycerin-based, which means they attract moisture, which is fabulous for the skin, but when out in the open, the soaps need to be wrapped for stall display, storage at The Soap Cabin HQ and for transport to stop them ‘sweating’. We were also concerned that customers should be able to see the soaps on display, as we make them in different colours.
Greaseproof paper was no good because no tape or label would stick to it, but recently we found this amazing eco-friendly recycled paper wrap!
Recyclable, plastic-free, environmentally friendly.