Enter Our World!
Our World is sunny Nelson, New Zealand!
We, Ing-Marie and Bronwyn Shallcrass are sisters-in-laws and Soap makers since 1997. We created our business, Global Soap as we could see a need for natural skin products and a growing awareness of what we use on our bodies. The business started in Ing-Marie’s lounge in 1997 among children, pets, husband’s, curious friends and no running water. Out of this chaos, a small unique family business was born.
After some fascinating experimentation and invaluable information from an experienced Australian soap maker we perfected our trade. We were producing a range of high quality handmade soaps that we were happy to sell. They began to gain their own little following and our confidence bloomed.
7 years on, we took a big step and moved our business to a beautiful old cottage on the fringe of Nelson city, and this is where we remain today. The increased exposure to the general public through our beautiful boutique retail space has been amazing. Our dedication to provide quality handmade natural products and our passion for making soap has continued to grow.
We now proudly make all our products, in the workshop at the back of the cottage. We have a range of over 25 different natural handmade soap bars and a collection of other natural products that complement our soap which include Fizz Bombs, Butter Baths, Massage Bars, Lip Smoothies, Shampoo Bars, Melting Moments and the Soap Nut range.
All our soap is carefully made in small batches using the traditional cold-process method. All the soaps are hand stirred until they reach the required saponification at which point lots of extra goodies are added such as shea butter, Jojoba Oil, Honey, clays, silk, flower petals and of course wonderfully combined pure essential oils and fragrant oils. Added to this is the benefit of the natural vegetable glycerine that is produced in the soap making process and is maintained in a cold process handmade soap, making an excellent skin loving soap.
Our ingredients in all our hand made products are safe and natural and are free from all those horrible nasties like Petroleum, Parabens and SLS. In keeping with our social and ethical responsibility, our palm oil supplier is a member of The Roundtable on sustainability Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that supports sustainable Palm Oil productions.
Our secret to success apart from motivation and positive attitude is family and staff support enabling us to work flexible hours and to travel. It’s with huge thanks to our local loyal and supportive customers that our business has flourished into what it is today and allowed us to live our dream.
Escape the ordinary – Enter our world of all natural products