Category Archives: Soap

Pecksniff’s fragrances, cosmetics and soap

Pecksniff’s are a company based Brighton, England who make fragrances, cosmetics, soap and the like.  Pecksniff’s soaps are made in England (at least those I have seen) and from what I can gather from the internet their other products are made in the UK too.

http://www.pecksniffs.com

Crabtree and Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn were an Anglo-American company and are owned by a Malaysian company. You may find some British made soaps and other products at Crabtree and Evelyn. However, shop carefully as many Crabtree and Evelyn products are foreign made.  Check the packaging. No country of origin information is given on their website. The British made Crabtree and Evelyn soaps I have used have been top notch. They non-soap related products such as tins of biscuits that are made in the UK. – http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk

Crabtree and Evelyn Oat and Fruit Crumbles biscuits. Made in Great Britain.

Crabtree and Evelyn Oat and Fruit Crumbles biscuits. Made in Great Britain.

Crabtree and Evelyn foreign made soaps at the Hilton Hotel Gatwick 28 August 2019. The soaps are made in Greece, the shower cap in China. Photograph by author.

 

Yardley London and Woods of Windsor

Established in 1770, Yardley of London is apparently the world’s oldest cosmetics company. They make a lovely range of soaps, perfumes, bath products, talcum powder and the like.

Yardley holds 2 Royal Warrants.

On the Yardley website it says:-

“True to our heritage, we feel that it is important that as many of our products as possible are sourced in the UK and as of 2012 a large proportion (90%) continue to be manufactured in the UK with the majority of remaining products being made in the EU.”

Also, established in 1770 (as a chemist), Woods of Windsor now sells soaps, fragrances, bath products, hand cream and the like. I think there products are (at least mostly) made in England. They have a shop near Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England. They also sell Yardley products in their shop.

http://www.yardleylondon.co.uk

http://www.woodsofwindsor.co.uk/

As far as I can work out (and it is by no means clear!) Yardley London and Woods of Windsor are owned by the Indian company Wipro. Yardley London is run as a disctinct entity, based at the Woods of Windsor shop in Windsor. However, another Indian company Lornamead owns Yardley in the Americas, Germany and Austria (they have a separate website – http://www.yardleylondon.com). There is no indication on their website of where Yardley Americas, Germany and Austria make their products.

Baylis and Harding England

Bayliss & Harding do a great line in bath and body products.  Some, but not all, of their products are made in the UK.  The handwash in the first picture is affordable and nice, as is the Funky Farm bath and shower gel for kids in the second picture.

http://baylisandharding.com/

Baylis and Harding Sweet Mandarin and Grapefuit Cleasing Hand Wash. Made in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Baylis and Harding Sweet Mandarin and Grapefuit Cleasing Hand Wash. Made in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author 17 Feb 2017.

Baylis and Harding Sweet Mandarin and Grapefuit Cleasing Hand Wash. Made in the UK. Label view. Photograph by author.

Baylis and Harding Sweet Mandarin and Grapefuit Cleasing Hand Wash. Made in the UK. Label view. Photograph by author 17 Feb 2017.