Welcome from Mad About Nature, a family run business based in Leicester, (Midlands, UK). Our soaps and products are made at home in our specially adapted workshop - affectionately known as the 'Soap Shack!'
Having lots of family members with varying degrees of eczema, I have become familiar with seeing the uncomfortable itching / scratching cycle of poor conditioned skin.
Reading ingredients on labels of everyday products became an unconscious ritual when my daughter was born in 2003 and was covered in patches of raw sore eczema! She was behind my motivation and passionate drive to start using natural skincare products, which I knew would be free from harsh chemicals and unnecessary synthetic ingredients!
The more I researched the ingredients in everyday products - the more determined I became to find more gentle and kinder products that could be used by everybody in the household (even the dog!)...so I began making soap in my kitchen (as a hobby at first) but was soon overwhelmed by the amount of soap that had taken over the whole house and started giving it away for family and friends to try for me.
As they wanted more & more to try.....a little business was born in 2006.
People enjoyed using my handmade soap and liked my ethos behind it. I then looked into the regulations of selling handmade soap, started attending small craft events and began a love affair with creating new recipes using natural ingredients.
So now, a few years on, my daughters eczema is under control, I had to move house for fear being crushed by mountains of soap, I now make other lovely skincare goodies (creams, bath treats, oils, salts, etc) and attend large craft events all over the country.
I still have a real passion for making beautiful, natural, luxurious and nourishing skincare products.
We have now been on our journey for over 10 years.....and I still love making soap!
Our soaps are made using the traditional cold processed method which retains all the goodness and the natural moisturiser - glycerine. Most commercial soaps have this lovely ingredient taken out which is why soap can be very drying on the skin.
Our handmade soaps have no artificial ingredients and no unnecessary chemicals added to produce colour, fragrances, texture or added preservatives. We use fresh and natural ingredients such as pure essential oils, dried herbs and flowers, and a variety of specialty oils such as cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil and lots more.
These are just a few of the lovelies we add to make our soaps special and kind! We DO NOT use PALM OIL, SLS, EDTA, PARABENS or any other nasty chemicals in our soaps. Find out why the use of Palm Oil is such a problem here.
They are also suitable for vegetarians & vegans (except soaps that contain bee products & goat's milk). We are strongly opposed to animal testing or harming animals in any way. All of our soaps have been safety tested and comply with current EU legislation and regulations.
As a small developing business one of our main aims includes finding sources that are environmentally friendly - we recycle as much as we can at home and for the business, we compost as much as we can, we use minimal packaging which can be recycled and we believe strongly in reusing wherever possible.
We welcome enquiries from wholesalers or retailers and offer a very attractive margin for a beautiful handmade product.
We hope you feel a difference in your skin and begin a journey of using natural, handmade, quality & eco friendly products!