Our Story

Hello and a very warm welcome to The Highland Soap Company!

We are a family-run maker of soap and skincare products based in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Our products are handmade in our workshop, nestled between the 13th Century Old Inverlochy Castle and the River Lochy, and looking over the north face of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. Our beautiful highland landscape has always been the source of inspiration for our products.

 

 

Our Products

Handmade in the Highlands of Scotland

Our soap is handmade by a centuries-old, traditional process. In this slow method of soap production, it takes us around four weeks to cure each carefully prepared batch. Our handmade cold-process soaps are mild and moisturising on sensitive, dry skin. 

We use organic and natural ingredients and sustainable packaging in a small-scale batch process to create what we believe are the finest and most ethical soap and skincare products made in Scotland. 

We use the finest ingredients

Since our products are made by hand, we know exactly what goes into each one. Because we put it there ourselves. The ingredients we don’t wild-harvest are organic, natural and sustainable.

We know where they come from because we buy from suppliers who are transparent with us, whose supply chains we can verify, and that we trust to be kind to the environment and caring towards their and people. 

Our products are vegetarian friendly

Our products and raw ingredients are Cruelty-Free and not tested on animals. With the exception of a few which contain organic honey, they are suitable for vegans, too.

SLS free

Our handmade soaps are free from artificial synthetic surfactants (foaming ingredients), such as SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) or SLES, and our creams and lotions contain No Paraben preservatives. These ingredients are widely-used in high street brands but we avoid them because they leave skin dry and do lasting damage to aquatic life.

Responsible packaging

We keep our packaging simple and recyclable. Our bottles, jars and lids are made from post-consumer recycled packaging that can be easily recycled or refilled instore or from one of our 1L glass refill bottles. 

From April 2021, our shampoo, body wash and conditioner bottles will be made with plastic derived from sugarcane, not oil, and we sell our shampoo bars in the manner they should be used – naked! 

In order to keep our products safe in transit we use 100% home-compostable void fill made from annually renewable sources, such as corn husks, and never polystyrene even if they do look similar. Just hold a handful under a tap and watch it dissolve. 

It all comes back to our passionate, dedicated team

We’re one small, happy family at The Highland Soap Company, and we want to keep it that way. Our people’s wellbeing is very important to us, so we always do what we can to make work feel less like, well, work. And as much as we love all the nice smells around the office, we regularly swap them for some fresh air and a well-deserved day out.