Award-winning natural soap made by hand in Southend

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom 3512 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Award-winning natural soap made by hand in Southend

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom | 3512 Sales

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Announcement    Award-winning handmade soap, made using all-natural ingredients and traditional methods. Thanks for stopping by!


Last updated on Feb 10, 2019

Award-winning handmade soap, made using all-natural ingredients and traditional methods. Thanks for stopping by!


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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.

Shop members

  • Stacey Siddons

    Owner, Soapmaker

    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).

  • Audrey Smit

    Shipper, Maker

    Audrey has joined the Bean & Boy family and is now posting out your orders. She's ACTUALLY family - mum! We're training her on how to make our super secret family recipe soap, and you can meet her in person at markets too.

Production partners

  • Family-run ethical business

    Sheffield, England

    Our Soap Dishes are sourced from a family-run ethical trading business.

  • Sustainable Tin Manufacturer

    England, United Kingdom

    While we'd love to be able to make tins ourselves, we can't (yet!) so we have someone make them for our soaps. They fit our handmade soaps and facecloths brilliantly.

  • Wyatt and Jack

    England, United Kingdom

    Wyatt and Jack make our awesome upcycled vintage deck chair soap zip pouches. We use these in our ESSENTIALS kits.

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Last updated on Feb 22, 2017
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.