Why choose natural soaps?

Using soap with natural ingredients and essential oils has a multitude of benefits for both your skin and the environment. At Dartmoor Skincare all of our bars are made and cut by hand here in Devon using the traditional cold process method.


Gentle on skin

We use natural ingredients in our soaps such as coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter. These are gentle on the skin and do not contain harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances that can irritate or dry out the skin.


Essential oils such as lavender, orange and geranium can help moisturise and nourish the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.


Soaps with natural ingredients and essential oils are often packaged in biodegradable materials and are free from harmful chemicals that can harm the environment. Dartmoor skincare soaps are environmentally friendly and are packaged in recyclable paper.

Antimicrobial properties

Many essential oils such as lemon and peppermint have antimicrobial properties that can help fight against bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.

Aromatherapy benefits

Essential oils can also provide aromatherapy benefits, helping to calm the mind and relieve stress. I love our Lavender & Rose Geranium bar as a relaxing treatment in the bath whereas I use the Peppermint & Rosemary as a pick me up in the shower every morning.

Better for sensitive skin

For those with sensitive skin, natural soap with essential oils can be a safe and effective alternative to traditional soaps that may contain irritants. Our traditional soaps don’t contain any sulphates which can be irritating to many people.

More natural scent

Unlike synthetic fragrances, essential oils provide a more natural scent that is not overpowering or artificial. Much more of a pleasure to have in your home and far less likely to cause headaches and reactions in those sensitive to over powering fragrances.

Supports small businesses

Many natural soap brands are created by small businesses that prioritise sustainability and ethical practices. So when you buy from us and from other small local businesses you are directly supporting your local community.

Overall, using soap with natural ingredients and essential oils is a great way to care for your skin and the environment while also supporting small businesses.

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