Bean and Boy is a family-run business making all-natural vegan soap by hand in Southend-on-Sea, UK.
We started making soap for our family when our daughter developed a mild form of eczema that was made worse by commercially-produced soaps and washes. We spent months researching, and tried out loads of different recipes and combinations to find the ones that work for our daughter’s skin – and for us too.
We settled on a combination of high quality ingredients, unfussy essential oil blends, and a slow soap-making process that is as close to the ancient traditional methods as possible. There’s nothing else added: no preservatives, no colourants, no fragrances and no additional heat to speed things up. The best things take time, and proper soap is worth waiting for.
NOTHING ARTIFICIAL: NO artificial soap bases, NO preservatives, NO additives, NO manufactured fragrances, NO parabens, NO SLS.
Since then we’ve had our soap recipes certified and we have introduced new combinations specifically targeted at problematic skin. We have also just launched our virtual shop doors at Etsy, and are selling at markets around Essex.
We still make our soap in the kitchen, and each batch is carefully made by hand using the traditional cold process method. We don’t add anything to speed up the process, and we keep things as natural as possible. Each batch is given the full six weeks to cure before we share them with you.
We are really proud of our soaps and we hope you love them as much as we do.
From our family to yours.
Stacey & Graeme