Dunearn Hill Handmade Soap Co.

Delivering luxury to your bathroom

Handmade soap

Handcrafted soaps made for you

Handmade Soap is soap in its true, pure form. It gently cleanses away excess oils and bacteria, but doesn't strip your skin of its natural oils.

Made from the highest quality ingredients using the melt and pour method. We also stock SLS and Paraben Free soaps and solid shampoo bars. Discover a host of evocative fragrances and tactile textures. 

Your hands, body and soul will feel cleansed, nourished and moisturised. 


What is SLs-free soap and shampoo?

SLS-free means that the soap or shampoo does not contain the harsh and irritating ingredient sodium lauryl sulphate, which is a foaming agent (detergent) used by many hair care brands in the UK.


What are sulfates?

Sulfates, including sodium lauryl sulfate, are synthetic detergents, originally developed for the laundry industry. They are found in many soaps and shampoos, and if you check the ingredient list, the first ingredient will be sulfate - likely sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate.

Scientists created the first synthetic cleansers in the 1940's using a chemical called sodium lauryl sulfate. This man-made detergent was then used in a wide variety of cleaning products - including soaps, shampoos and personal care products.


What do sulfates do to your hair?

Sulfates are a chemical compound that make your hair strands swell up, and cause the outer cuticle layer to open and let natural moisturisers escape. 

Sulfates also cause hair colour to fade. When the cuticle layer is lifted due to swelling, colour molecules leach out just like the natural moisturisers meaning that, using a shampoo with sulfates, will make your hair go grey quicker.

So, if you value your hair's health and colour, make sure your shampoo does not contain sulfates, so SLS-free shampoo is the way to go!


Benefits of using a SLS-free soap and shampoo:

  • Sulfate-free soaps and shampoos help retain the natural moisture in your skin and hair so it keeps its natural shine and softness.

  • Sulfates are harsh on the scalp and may cause irritation and itchiness. Sulfate-free shampoos are milder.

  • Sulfate-free soaps and shampoos are environmentally friendly as they are made mainly out of plant derivatives.

  • Sulfate-free shampoos help moisturize your hair and tame frizz.