About Barmby on the Marsh artisan soaps

Barmby on the Marsh Artisan Soaps is a family run business set in the heart of the beautiful rural East Riding of Yorkshire. We specialise in producing traditionally handcrafted cold process soaps. All our soaps are completely natural, made only with natural oils and butters, skilfully fragranced with natural essential oils, and where possible using locally sourced ingredients.

Our skin loving soaps are kind enough to be used by almost everyone from infants through to the more mature skin types. Our favourite soap is made with our beautiful baby of the family in mind, Ava Grace baby bar, which is a gentle unscented skin loving olive oil based soap complimented by the addition of cleansing coconut oil, buttermilk and organic carrot puree. All our soaps are gentle, moisturising and nourishing. They do not contain harsh parabens or artificial additives. Our aim is to provide a soap suitable for every member of the family with a varied range to choose from and additional limited editions making guest appearances throughout the year. Our soaps have individual personalities each one being determined by the selection of specially selected ingredients which aim to pamper and nourish.

All our soaps are palm oil free and our silk is the finest cruelty free Tussah silk.

How we started

A family holiday in the beautiful south west of France is responsible for our interest, or perhaps best described as our all consuming passion,with cold process soaps. Whilst wandering around a quaint village market we stumbled upon a lovely stall selling locally produced cold process soaps, the aroma was intoxicating and thereafter we had the bug!!

Our interest grew along with our family. New additions to any family are thought provoking. In our case we asked ourselves ‘what are the ingredients contained within off the shelf baby toiletries?’ We considered the myriad of skin care products available for babies and young children. Many containing unpronounceable names and unrecognisable chemical references. Not particularly reassuring. Forever, proactive we decided to have a go ourselves. We now produce a varied range of skin loving soaps each with individual personalities, four of which are unscented and four of which are vegan friendly. However, importantly, all are 100% natural and made with love from us to you,

Kim working on the Autumnal Peacock Soap
Kim working on the Autumnal Peacock Soap