Waste not want not!
Based in rural Somerset, we hand make small batch soap using beautiful local ingredients. We wanted to create a soap with a minimal impact on the environment, a smaller carbon footprint and use ingredients that would have otherwise been thrown away!
We use local grass fed tallow, British cold pressed rapeseed oil and local by-products such as waste beer & cider, charcoal fines and foraged botanicals. All our packaging is recycled, reused and plastic free.
Our soap contains only natural ingredients and pure essential oils.
NO PALM OIL & NO NASTIES
Our ingredients - Why Tallow?
Tallow is beef fat. It has been used for centuries to make soap and for good reason. It's a by-product of the meat industry and the tallow we use is from lovely local farms and our own small holding.
Tallow is already used across the beauty industry from lipstick to big brand soap (look for 'sodium tallowate'). It's skin loving - The fatty acids in grass fed tallow are similar in molecular structure and composition to those found in the protective outer layer of our skin and incredibly moisturising. Rich in vitamins A, D, E & K it is naturally compatible with our skin.
Rapeseed oil is high in omega's 3,6,9 and anti-oxidant vitamin E - perfect for nourishing your skin and only travels from Worcestershire. We infuse our rapeseed oil with anti inflammatory and healing comfrey from the garden.
No, we are not a vegan product - coconut oil and shea butter are great but we choose to use amazing skin loving fats and oils that haven't been imported to keep our carbon footprint lower. We believe that if we raise animals to eat then we need to use every part - not throw it away!
We love meeting local artisans to pick up their waste. From beer less than 5 miles down the road to charcoal & botanicals from our own village - we use these by-products to produce a beautiful soap that doesn't cost the earth.
HOG & TALLOW
Handmade West Country Soap
A sustainable soap, lovingly crafted with tallow, West County rapeseed oil, local by-produce and foraged botanicals.