Based in Neath, South Wales, Valley Mill is a small business which hand makes and sells a wide range of Welsh slate homeware, soy candles and the natural soaps I have the pleasure of featuring today.
Over the past few years, the Valley Mill team has perfected their process and recipe to bring you the best quality, pH neutral, natural soaps possible. Utilising 100% natural ingredients, with no chemicals, parabens or animal products, the fragrances and colours used are also completely natural. This results in jewel-like soaps which perfectly reflect the unique, rugged landscape of Welsh countryside.
Valley Mill Orange & Cinnamon Natural Soap (100g, £4)* – This 100% natural soap contains just Shea butter, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Palm oil and Castor oil, and is fragranced with only natural essential oils. A pinch of Paprika gives the soap its vibrant orange hue. The soap lathers up into beautifully scented, soft and creamy bubbles, which gently cleanse the skin as well as uplift the senses, with the zesty fragrance being the ideal pick-me-up after a rough day.
Valley Mill Bergamot & Basil Natural Soap (100g, £4)* – Sharing the same cleansing and non-drying formula as the Orange & Cinnamon soap, this has a warming scent, reminiscent of aniseed, and would be great for the man in your life, as well being perfect if you like your scents to be deeper and more mysterious. Coffee lends the soap its rich colour.
Valley Mill soaps are available in six different varieties; Bergamot & Basil, Grapefruit & Fennel, Orange & Cinnamon, Rosemary & Lime, Tea Tree & Witch Hazel, and Lavender & Citronella. If you’d like to try some for yourself, you can browse the full range online or at the shop in Neath. There are also a number of stockists up and down the UK, so keep your eyes peeled for these beautiful soaps!