Bakewell Soap Co. Handmade Soap Collection

In a world which is over-complicated, over-gadgetised, over-stressful, there is something so wonderfully soothing about a simple bar of soap.  Which may be why it's making a comeback.  Soap is, of course (along with oils) one of the first beauty products ever.  And its creation really hasn't changed much.  In fact, the way the Bakewell Soap Co. make soap is pretty much the same way wise women were making it, hundreds of years ago - only then, it didn't look this good.  We're very taken with the gentle texture of Bakewell's soaps (they leave in the glycerine, which is hand-softening), and the lovely smells. We especially like the rose geranium, the rose and ylang-ylang, and the wonderfully earthy cedarwood and patchouli.  And this, we think, would make a wonderful present for a friend, a beloved auntie (aunties love soaps - we know, 'cos we are aunties...) - or yourself. UK readers find Bakewell Soap Co. Handmade Soap Collection at£24.95 - buy here