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Herdwyck Soap

Herdwyck Soap

'Herdwyck' is a word of Norse origin meaning 'sheep pastures', recorded in documents going back to the 12th century. Herdwick sheep are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest of England’s mountains. They are extremely hardy and are managed in the traditional way on the Cumbrian fells that have been their home for generations. Our soapery being nestled in the edge of such Cumbrian fells and surrounded by an abundance of Herdwick meat, we have been keen to produce a Herdwick soap for a long time. Travelling less than 20 miles to reach us, Herdwick tallow makes a highly sustainable solution as an ingredient. 


For centuries, tallow has been the most readily available and conventient fat for use in soapmaking. It makes a creamy, moisturising, hard and long-lasting bar with a pleasant bubble. We've added olive oil and coconut oil to our bars along with heather flowers and a heathery mix of essential oils. The result is a beautiful grey pebble perfect for washing both young and weathered skin. 


Heather flowers are known as excellent cleansers and detoxifiers. They are also known for their excellent antiseptic protperties, making this the perfect soap to keep by the kitchen sink for the cleansing of cuts and grazes. 


    • Sodium Tallowate (Herdwick Lamb)
    • Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
    • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
    • Calluna Vulgaris (Heather) Flowers
    • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
    • Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil
    • Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil
    • Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extract
    • Activated Charcoal.
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