Soaperie Production Refurbishment Closure
From beginning of Feb2019 we expect up to 6 weeks closure
Welcome to the home of the finest natural skin care products from an award-winning Scottish Soaperie within an Organic Herb garden. Our Organic Nettle goes into Nettle soap Nettle Shampoo, Nettle Body Wash, Nettle Moisturiser and helps so many of our caurnie skin problem sufferers. Caurnie uses plants we grow not animal tested.
This is a regular chance to see a working soaperie which dates from the 1920s. It also happens to be the oldest and last working soaperie operating the coldprocess method in the world. The Cold Process is known as the natural way of soap making. Retaining the Oils natural glycerine (or glycerol) to help make the soap cleanse in very gentle way, retaining your skins natural oil mantle more effectively.
(Historically there were two mainstream soapmaking methods, the Cold Process and the boiling process. Coldprocess soaps are much stickier and more humectant but are not suited to fast flow mass production. Boiling Process soaps have the glycerine removed chemically and are very easy to plod, mill,colour,fragrance and stamp at high production rates.)
Some times this will include soap cutting demonstrations. The hand cutting assembly is unique in being a complete from new authentic traditional cold process equipment. Purchased in 1921 and used most days. Caurnie grow our own organic herbs and can be seen hanging and drying (Lavender, Thyme to Sage, Bog Myrtle) from the soaperie building and all sourced from central Scotland. We use more than one Organic Herb Garden but one of the gardens surrounds the Soaperie. We have planted over 20 types of herbs (from which we crop and incorporate into a range of body care products. We have been growing a Yarrow lawn for over 17 years . Yarrow: Achillies Milliefolia, its Latin name, hints at its long tradition as a wound herb. Achillies of the Troy Wars fame, is reputed to have used it on his wounded men to repair skin back to normal health. Yarrow when cut it forms a marvellous lawn, crowding out weeds. It takes many many years to establish.
The time testing methods we use allow decades of customer experience to be beneficial to Caurnies range and the products are known to be unique. Pure soap made since the first days is still sought after by Multiple Chemical Sufferers MCS and it has been associated with beneficial long term use by MCS sufferers on terrestrial television.
The John Muir Trail goes from Dunbar on the east coast to Helensburgh on the Clyde coast.
You will find Caurnie natural soap stalls at Farmers markets in Edinburgh Glasgow Perth and Fife .
If you have any questions about our Scottish soap and traditional, natural body care products, please contact us. We would be delighted to hear from you.
All prices are shown with 20% UK VAT and include delivery to all UK destinations.