Announcement Hello soap lovers! We now offer custom and personalised soap packaging for special occasions, gift boxes, and international shipping upon request. Just get in touch and ask! Happy soaping, from all of us at Bean & Boy.
Hello soap lovers! We now offer custom and personalised soap packaging for special occasions, gift boxes, and international shipping upon request. Just get in touch and ask! Happy soaping, from all of us at Bean & Boy.
The Bronte Candle Company on Apr 3, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous products, beautifully presented. I would highly recommend this seller. Lemongrass & poppyseed is amazing my skin feels fantastic after using it and it smells sooo good! Will definitely be making future purchases.
Layla Jopp on Feb 15, 2017
I have always had major problems buying soap in the past, due to my skin being super sensitive. The old soaps i bought never made me feel really clean or smell fresh. I got my first bar as a Christmas present from my auntie. I was a bit dubious at first but i thought lets risk the rash and i am so glad I did. I love these soaps and would highly recommend them for people with sensitive skin ❤
Natural soap made in Southend-on-Sea. Inspired by nature, designed for sensitive skin and loved by families. Nothing artificial: no SLS, no parabens.
Bean and Boy is a family-run business making soap by hand in Southend-on-Sea, UK.
We started making soap for our family when our daughter developed a mild form of eczema that was made worse by commercially-produced soaps and washes. We spent months researching, and tried out loads of different recipes and combinations to find the ones that work for our daughter’s skin – and for us too.
We settled on a combination of high quality ingredients, unfussy essential oil blends, and a slow soap-making process that is as close to the ancient traditional methods as possible. There’s nothing else added: no preservatives, no colourants, no fragrances and no additional heat to speed things up. The best things take time, and proper soap is worth waiting for.
What started out as a necessity and family hobby quickly grew into a mini production line in our kitchen as friends and family started coming back for more. When they began “pre-ordering” before batches had cured, we knew we’d hit onto something special that we couldn’t keep to ourselves anymore.
Since then we’ve had our soap recipes certified and we have introduced new combinations specifically targeted at problematic skin. We are also about to open our virtual shop doors at Etsy, and are selling at markets around Essex.
We still make our soap in the kitchen, and each batch is carefully made by hand using the traditional cold process method. We don’t add anything to speed up the process, and we keep things as natural as possible. Each batch is given the full six weeks to cure before we share them with you.
We are really proud of our soaps and we hope you love them as much as we do.
From our family to yours.
Stacey & Graeme
Why "Bean and Boy"?
We wanted to create a brand that we would be proud to give to our children one day. That’s why we decided on a name inspired by our two amazing children and their family nicknames – Bean and The Boy.
Inspired by Bean’s sensitive skin and developing eczema, we worked on creating our own soap range that we’re proud to call “family soap”. There’s something for everyone, and each recipe has been thoroughly tested in our own home.
We know exactly what goes into each bar of our Bean&Boy Soap, and our special recipes have been carefully formulated to ensure that each bar lathers well, cleans brilliantly, and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean.
Former Marketing Consultant turned Creative Mama, Stacey has been making gorgeous all-natural handmade cold process soap since 2013. She lives in Southend-on-Sea with her Soap Studio, supportive husband and two amazing kids (the Bean & the Boy).
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders
We would be delighted to make bespoke soaps for your event or special occasion.
We can personalise our packaging with your initials and other details.
We can do this with our full size soaps but also have handsoap sizes available.
Our handmade soaps are made using the traditional method and take 6 weeks to cure, so be sure to give us plenty of notice.
Please get in touch to discuss your requirements. We look forward to talking to you!
Gift wrapping and packaging
All of our soaps are wrapped in waxed paper, inside brown kraft and tied with biodegradable string.
Up to two soaps are packaged in tissue paper in an earth-aware jiffy bag. Larger orders are boxed.
We now have GIFT BOXES available to fit 1, 2 or 3 soaps. Can't see them here? Just get in touch: they're gorgeous hand-tied boxes with beautiful wrapping.
All soaps are wrapped to order before posting.
If your parcel is a gift, just let us know - we can send it directly to the recipient with your special message inside.