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Sassenach (Sass-eh-nach)

Sassenach is the Gaelic name for someone from south of the Scottish Highlands. From this perspective, looking north a Sassenach would see layer upon layer of hills in the Scottish Highlands and dramatic sunsets over this wild and secret land. Recently the name has been made popular by the TV series Outlander, where Jamie Fraser uses the terms Sassenach as a term of endearment for his time-travelling English wife.

Our fresh and sensual Sassenach soap invites you to take a journey into the sunset, to the mountains and secrets of the wild north. Made with an alkannet root infusion and rose clay it will provide a gentle cleanse. The scent is evocative of the cool wind through mountain flowers.

Sassenach soap

  • Photo credit: Scotland. Photo by Chris Flexen on Unsplash
  • Photo credit: Rose clay and Sassenach soap. Photos by Grá

Alba Rose (Ah-li-ba Rose)

Alba Rose translates as wild Scottish roses. The white rose was a symbol of the Jacobites, who supported Bonnie Prince Charlie’s (ultimately unsuccessful) attempt to reclaim the throne of Scotland. Jacobite sympathisers would add a six petalled white rose (the flower only has five petals) to glasses and other decorative items to show solidarity with the Jacobite cause. Alba is also the Gaelic name for Scotland.

Our luxurious Alba Rose soap invites you to imagine early morning mists in a Scottish glen, drops of dew on white petals, suffused sunshine… The soaps features green clay for a soothing cleanse and hand-piped soap roses and have a scent, evocative of a wild Scottish rose on a summer morning.

Alba Rose soap

Alba Rose soap

  • Photo credit: Roses. Photo by Erik Christensen on Unsplash
  • Photo credit: Green clay and Alba Rose soaps. Photos by Grá

Cranachan (Cran-ach-in)

Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert, made with cream, oats, fruit and whisky. Traditionally it would have contained Scottish raspberries and be consumed at harvest time but now it is served at special occassions throughout the year. With its Scotch whisky and luxurious cream base, it tastes particularly good in front of a real fire on a cold night.

Our decadent Cranachan soap includes a drop of real Scotch Whisky! Like the dessert, the soap has is made with Scottish oats and features red clay for a deep cleanse. The scent is evocative of the zesty tang of oranges, thick cream, and a dram of Scotch in front of an open fire.

As with all our soaps, these naturally luxurious, cold-process soaps are handmade in small batches, with skin-loving oils and ultra-moisturising Shea Butter. They are scented only with plants, and coloured only by plants and the earth.

Cranachan soap

Glen Etive (Glen Eh-tiv)

Glen Etive

Glen Etive in the Scottish Highlands, is a dramatic glen headed by the peaks of Buachaille Etive Mòr and Buachaille Etive Beag – the ‘great herdsman’ and ‘wee herdsman’. Lapped by a beautiful sea loch, filled with red deer and cut through by a river, this wild part of Scotland is the ancestral home of the MacIntyre clan.

Our Glen Etive soap invites you to take a sensory detox. Made with activated charcoal and green clay it will provide a deep cleanse. The scent is evocative of the fresh wind through mountain flowers.

As with all our soaps, these naturally luxurious, cold-process soaps are handmade in small batches, with skin-loving oils and ultra-moisturising Shea Butter. They are scented only with plants, and coloured only by plants and the earth.

Glen Etive soap

  • Photo credit: All photos by Grá

Schiehallion (She-haal-ee-on)

Scottish landscape

Schiehallion is a heather-covered mountain in the centre of Scotland, that is believed to be populated by the ‘little folk’. It’s Gaelic name is: Sìdh Chailleann, which means the ‘fairy hill of the Calendonians’; the Sìdh being the fairy folk in Scottish folklore. Its symmetrical shape led to it being the place that the weight of the world was first measured in 1774.

Our luxurious Schiehallion soap invites you to pamper yourself with a little natural magic. Like the mountain, the soap has a symmetrical top, with a scattering of Scottish heather. The scent is evocative of the fresh wind through heather.

As with all our soaps, these naturally luxurious, cold-process soaps are handmade in small batches, with skin-loving oils and ultra-moisturising Shea Butter. They are scented only with plants, and coloured only by plants and the earth.

Schiehallion Soap

 

Auld Alliance (Awld Alliance)

Skye
Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Auld Alliance is an ancient alliance between the old kingdoms of Scotland and France. It was called upon during the Jacobite uprising, when exiled Bonnie Prince Charlie sailed from France to Scotland in 1745 to try to reclaim the Scottish throne.  After a terrible defeat at Culloden, the prince escaped Hanoverian troops by crossing the sea to Skye.

   

One of our first soaps, our pure and gentle Auld Alliance soap unites Scottish sea salt with traditionally distilled, organic French lavender oil. The scent is evocative of the South of France mingled with crisp Scottish sea air.

As with all our soaps, these naturally luxurious, cold-process soaps are handmade in small batches, with skin-loving oils and ultra-moisturising Shea Butter. They are scented only with plants, and coloured only by plants and the earth.

Auld Alliance Soap