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  • Soapery - The Soapery, a Place Where Soap is Made

    The Soapery

    Origin of the Word The Soapery

    The word "soapery" is a noun that refers to a place where soap is made. It is derived from the word "soap," which comes from the Old English word "sāpe." The word "sāpe" is related to the Old High German word "seifa" and the Latin word "sapo." 

    The word "soapery" is not a commonly used term in the current day English language. In its simplest definition, a soapery is a place where soap is made but it can also be used to describe the art or craft of soap-making. A soapery typically encompasses all aspects of soap production, including the creation of soap bars, liquid hand wash soaps, and other related products. For other Articles in our Candles and Soapery Knowledge Base, click here...

    Eco-Friendly Vegan Soapery

    Eco-friendly, sustainable and natural soaps are important to us and that is why we choose these amazing handmade, vegan and cruelty free soaps. Made in small batches in north Wales using the traditional cold-process method, with skin-loving plant-based oils and butters. Our natural handmade soaps are and palm oil, parabens and phthalates free. Give your skin the treat it deserves, every day.


    Soapery - Handmade soap, eco-friendly, vegan and cruelty free natural soap
    Handmade soap, eco-friendly, vegan and cruelty free, available in our online shop, click here...


    Modern Day Soapery - Handmade Soap, Natural Soap

    We are a modern-day soapery offering natural, vegan handmade soap together with hand wash and hand lotion in our online shop. All our soap products are vegan and cruelty free and handmade in north Wales with high-quality, natural ingredients.



    Soapery - Hand Wash and Lotion Sets

    Discover our luxury Hand Wash and Lotion sets in apothecary style glass bottles with metal pumps. Vegan, paraben free and bottled in our soapery by FelinFach. Both products are available on Subscription with discounts of up to 15%.

    Soapery - Vegan Hand Wash and Hand Lotion

    Cleanse, purify and tone your hands with our mild and soothing hand wash, created to be gentle enough for regular use. A deep cleansing formula that leaves your hands feeling fresh and lightly fragranced.

    Indulgent Hand Lotion to soften and maintain your skin and protect against the loss of moisture. Infused with premium fragrance oils to deeply hydrate the skin, leaving it smooth and rejuvenated. Light and very easily absorbed - will not leave your hands greasy or oily.


    Soapery - Handmade soap, Vegan soap and Natural soap. Hand Wash and Hand Lotion



    Soapery - A Brief History of Soap Making

    Soap making has a long and fascinating history that dates back to ancient times. The earliest history of soap making dates back nearly 5,000 years, with written recipes for soap variations from Mesopotamia, Egypt, ancient Greece, and Rome times. The earliest evidence of soap making can be traced back to 2800 BC in ancient Babylon, where a clay tablet was discovered that contained a recipe for soap made from ash, water, and cassia oil.


    Soap making was also practiced in ancient Egypt, where they used a combination of animal and vegetable oils to create a soap-like substance. The Egyptians were known to use this substance for both personal hygiene and as a cleaning agent. The Ebers papyrus, a medical document from about 1500 BC, describes combining animal and vegetable oils with alkaline salts to form a soap-like material used for treating skin diseases, as well as for washing.

    The Romans

    In ancient Rome, soap making became a thriving industry, with soap makers using olive oil as a base and adding various fragrances and colors to create different types of soap. The Romans were known for their love of cleanliness, and soap became a popular commodity throughout the Roman Empire.

    Middle Ages

    During the Middle Ages, soap making was primarily practiced by monasteries and nuns, who used the soap for medicinal purposes. It wasn't until the 16th century that soap making became more widespread, with soap makers beginning to use vegetable oils rather than animal fats.

    Modern Day - 19th Century Onwards

    In the 19th century, the invention of new manufacturing processes and the discovery of new raw materials led to significant advancements in soap making. The introduction of industrial production methods made soap more widely available and affordable for the general public.


    Candles and Soapery - Knowledge Base and Customer Support Portal

    Extensive Candle-Care and Soapery Resources all in One Place

    If you need the full low-down on our chandlery, candle and soapery products, we’ve got all the details and information you’ll need in our Knowledge Base. Browse through these articles and experience all your candle-care and soapery resources in one place, click here... 


    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Traditional Caernarfon poercullis patterns, contemporary colourspatterns Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales Hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural dyes Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email 


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    Last updated 18th March 2024

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