The Stone Street Soaphouse
All hail to an exciting new venture which is helping to put one of the most beautiful areas of Kent on the map with its beautiful soap, bath and bodycare.
The Stone Street Soaphouse team – who describe themselves as ‘a crew of idealistic soap junkies’ (you can see them below) – create artisan-style products in a beautiful old stone barn, based on the same farm as Mitchell & Peach (who also happen to make gorgeous bodycare). But there’s nothing old-fashioned about their two ranges, the wittily named Geranimo and Hay Ho! (their exclamation marks, not ours).
Using locally sourced honey, shea butter and responsibly-sourced oils, the Stone Street Soaphouse range begins with good, old-fashioned soap, in great, satisfyingly chunky square blocks. (And of course, soap’s undergoing a massive revival right now.) But there are hand washes and lotions, body washes – and the most blissful, lavish natural body butters, for generous, scented slathering.
Geranimo – as the name suggests – is the greener of the scent blends, featuring geranium as one of the key essential oils, while Hay Ho! Invites us to picture ourselves ‘perched atop a giant, sun-baked haystack. Now inhale, for a warm, hay-soft scent that uplifts the mood and calms the soul.’
‘Soap has our heart,’ they tell us. And the Stone Street Soaphouse has rather captured ours.
From £10-16 – buy here