Isobel, maker at The Donegal Natural Soap Company, creates all-natural bath products using nourishing oils and butters, foraged botanicals, herbs, spices and aromatherapy essential oils. Designed with purpose; putting function over form with a holistic care for self and environment. The products focus on helping people feel comfortable in their own skin, choosing ingredients that are dedicated to this. Skin is our largest organ, our greatest defence, and how we support it is paramount to skin vitality. Palm oil free since the company’s beginning in 2010 and delighted to be the 1st Irish Company to carry the Palm Oil Free Certification mark. As a member of the Guaranteed Irish team, Isobel is always searching for new Irish ingredients to use and promote in her product range.
The story of the Donegal Natural Soap Company begins in 2010 when the owner’s son, then aged 2yrs, was at the peak of a painful battle with atopic eczema. In his search for relief and healing treatment, the owner began to research the products the family used daily and what they contain. It soon became very evident that allergy rates were soaring and environmental factors play a key role in this. The solution for the family had to start at home. And so it began. Starting with a simple unscented oatmeal soap crafted from larder ingredients, the family used it and loved it. The children loved it. It was shared with the wider family; they loved it and wanted more.
Since making the change to only natural soap, their son’s eczema and the skin health of all of the family has never looked back. Countless hours spent creating new recipes, foraging for ingredients and thousands more hours of research. Being able to work from home in a purpose-built workshop, following a passion and hearing of the real difference the products make to people – what could be better? The Donegal Natural Soap Company has been recognised as Ireland’s first Certified Palm Oil Free Company