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6 Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oils!

The patchouli plant is a bushy herb that’s part of the mint family, and has long stems with purple or white flowers. The fragrance has an exotic, earthy musk and is truly beautiful! We use Patchouli in our Chillax Jelly Soap because it smells incredible, and is also great for your body and your mind! Here’s 6 benefits of using Patchouli Essential Oils: Patchouli is relaxing, uplifting and has antidepressant properties! Making the aroma fantastic for your mind and mood. This is why patchouli essential oil is so frequently used in... Read More


Soap Story Crew SMASH target for Parkinson’s UK!

SO…… We decided it would be a good idea to push ourselves as a team and complete the 58KM Gran Fondo Giro D’Italia Northern Ireland together. What made it an even better idea? …To raise much needed funds for Parkinson’s UK. We are not professional cyclists, we cycle for a bit of fun, so taking part in an event like this as a team was challenging and very rewarding! We are delighted to have raised a great total of £895.50 + gift aid!! (Thank you!!) Parkinson’s can affect anyone at... Read More


3 Ways to use Jelly Soap!

Our wibbly, wobbly Jelly Soaps are made with seriously good ingredients including amazing essential oils and carrageenan (seaweed extract) making them not only fantastically fun to use, but also amazing for your skin and mood! Here’s 3 ways to get the most out of our Jelly Soaps! 1.) Use as a fun bar… Our Jelly soaps definitely give you the feel good fun factor and are memorizing to play with! Chase them around the bath, lather up, rise off, squeeze them, poke them, wobble them, slide them, whatever you want… they’re great... Read More


Loving Local Businesses – Belfast Times

A massive thank you Jeff at Belfast Times for the lovely article on us! You’re amazing! ___________ I love hearing about local retail businesses achieving success on a global scale. We have a quite a few of these hidden gems in Northern Ireland, and you’d never know, because their main focus isn’t necessarily the UK market. I recently discovered Nectar, a brand which somehow sounded familiar, I was immediately thinking there was a connection with The Body Shop. I wasn’t too far wrong because it turns out Nectar has... Read More


Kind words from The Gift Shop Hub!

There are many factors to consider when choosing which new products to stock in your shop. Price of course comes into play but more than often you’re just looking for something different. The Soap story has the WOW factor!


Guilt Free Bath – The Crazy Ammi Blog

Their products are cruelty free, 100% vegetarian and most of them are Vegan. So how much of your bath time is guilty free? And don't get me wrong, I love Lush. I am a huge Lush fanatic, but I think I am going to be a convert to The Soap Story. They're a breath of fresh bath (see what I did there?) from the same old Lush products.