Handmade Soap From The Scottish Borders.

About Purple Sage Soap...

Hello there and welcome to our Award Winning Purple Sage Soaps. I'm Ann, the owner and founder and soap-making & gardening are the two passions in my life. So, put them together and you get Purple Sage Soap!

Growing my own botanicals in the beautiful Scottish Borders, I use all of my flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruit and wildflowers in and on my soaps for a truly unique and sustainable bar!



I absolutely love the products. Soaps smell amazing and are very nourishing! Would highly recommend this company.


The soaps are amazing! Lovely smells and all made from a lovely lady who was really helpful on what they all contain.

Sandra G

I have replaced my facial wash, shower gel & moisturiser all for a bar of soap! Which is saving me money and my bathroom is less cluttered. Happy Customer!

Alison Jane Wood

Fantastic products! Beautifully packaged and make excellent gifts. Brilliant quality and a big hit with my whole family. Would highly recommend


PPS's artisan handmade soaps have truly elevated my daily skincare routine and I can't recommend them enough.

B Oglesby

Beautiful products, handmade locally from an ethical company...what's not to like!

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Amazing products that are wholesome and smell divine, ethically produced by a very caring, wonderful person

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I haven't tried 'Guinevere Soap' yet, but I have daily been using the shampoo bar - wow my hair is do baby soft, feels great, even the old grey bits, feel lovely. Great Product!

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Homegrown Botanicals for Opulent Skincare!

Elevate your skincare regime with our range of handmade soaps, crafted using sustainable, home grown and locally-sourced botanicals. Each product in our collection is created in small batches to ensure the highest quality and efficiency. Our products are enriched with a blend of pure essential oils, luxurious natural clays, and plant-based ingredients, meticulously chosen to not only nourish your skin but also to elevate your spirit with their natural, therapeutic properties.

At the heart of our brand lies a deep commitment to sustainability. We're passionate about crafting products that not only meet professional standards but also care for our planet. As part of our journey, we're working towards becoming a net zero company. Which means not only eco-friendly packaging, but producing sustainable products, sourcing local suppliers, and more. Becoming net zero is our way of ensuring that our impact on the environment is as minimal as possible.

By choosing our handmade soaps, you are not just indulging in a premium skincare experience but also supporting a greener, more sustainable future.

Our Values

Our dedication to using plant-based ingredients means that you can trust the purity and integrity of our products. You'll experience the goodness of nature without any harsh chemicals or artificial additives.

Our Ingredients:

Olive Oil - Known for its moisturising properties, olive oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, making it excellent for helping to hydrate and nourish the skin. It helps to maintain skin elasticity and can soothe dry, irritated skin.

Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is a versatile ingredient that is deeply moisturising and easily absorbed by the skin. It's rich in fatty acids, which help to nourish and protect the skin's barrier. Coconut oil also has antimicrobial properties, making it beneficial for combating acne and promoting clear, healthy skin.

Shea Butter - Shea butter is a luxurious moisturiser derived from the nuts of the shea tree. It's incredibly nourishing and is known for its ability to deeply hydrate and soften the skin. Shea butter is rich in vitamins and fatty acids, making it ideal for helping to soothe dry, sensitive skin and improve skin texture.

Castor Oil - Castor oil is a thick, viscous oil known for its moisturising and conditioning properties. It's used to help hydrate and soften the skin. Castor oil also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it beneficial for treating various skin concerns such as acne, dryness, and irritation.

Natural clays - offer a multitude of benefits for skincare, including deep cleansing, gentle exfoliation, oil regulation, soothing inflammation, tightening pores, detoxifying the skin, improving circulation, and nourishing with essential minerals. These versatile ingredients help to effectively draw out impurities, balance oil production, and promote a clearer, healthier complexion, making them an excellent addition to any skincare routine.

Himalayan Pink Salt - is prized for its numerous skincare benefits, including exfoliation, detoxification, and mineral replenishment. Rich in essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium, it helps to gently slough away dead skin cells, revealing smoother, softer skin underneath. Its detoxifying properties draw out toxins and impurities from the skin, promoting a clearer complexion. Additionally, the minerals in Himalayan pink salt nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Pure Essential Oils - are concentrated extracts derived from plants, each offering unique benefits for skincare. These natural oils are renowned for their therapeutic properties, including moisturising, soothing, and rejuvenating the skin. They can help address various skincare concerns, from dryness and irritation to acne and aging. Pure essential oils can enhance overall skin health and promote a sense of well-being.

Botanicals - offer a wide range of benefits for the skin, including hydration, antioxidant protection, and soothing properties. Common botanical ingredients include extracts from plants such as aloe vera, chamomile, green tea, and lavender, among others. These natural ingredients are often rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help nourish and replenish the skin, promoting a healthy, radiant complexion.

Producing soap and natural skincare products in small batches offers several benefits:

  1. Quality Control: Small batch production allows for meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that each product meets the highest quality standards. This hands-on approach enables us to monitor every step of the production process, from sourcing ingredients to packaging, resulting in superior products.
  2. Freshness: By manufacturing in small batches, we can maintain the freshness and potency of our products. This means that you receive skincare items at their peak effectiveness, as they haven't been sitting on shelves for extended periods.
  3. Customisation: Small batch production allows us to be more flexible and responsive to customer feedback and preferences. We can easily adjust formulations, experiment with new ingredients, and tailor products to meet specific needs, ensuring a personalised experience for our customers.
  4. Sustainability: Producing in small batches minimizes waste and reduces our environmental footprint. We can better manage inventory levels, avoiding excess stock and unnecessary packaging. Additionally, sourcing ingredients locally whenever possible further supports sustainability efforts.
  5. Craftsmanship: Small batch production allows us to maintain a high level of craftsmanship and artisanal quality in our products. Each batch is carefully crafted with passion and dedication, resulting in skincare items that reflect our commitment to excellence and authenticity.

Overall, producing in small batches allows us to prioritise quality, freshness, customisation, sustainability, and craftsmanship, ultimately delivering exceptional skincare products that our customers can trust and enjoy.

Cold Process Soap Making:

  1. Preservation of Nutrients: Cold process soap making involves mixing oils and lye at low temperatures, which helps to preserve the natural properties and nutrients of the ingredients. This results in a gentle and nourishing soap that is beneficial for the skin. Using the direct heat method also helps with the preservation of essential oil benefits.
  2. Versatility: Cold process soap making allows for a wide range of creative possibilities. Different oils, butters, essential oils, and botanicals can be incorporated into the soap recipe to tailor the product to specific skin types or preferences.
  3. Control over Ingredients: With cold process soap making, we have full control over the ingredients used in the soap. This means we avoid harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, synthetic additives, and pre-made bases commonly known as melt and pour, creating a more natural and skin-friendly product.
  4. Cure Time: Cold process soap requires a curing period of 4 - 8 weeks, during which excess moisture evaporates and the soap hardens, resulting in a longer-lasting bar. This curing process enhances the quality and longevity of the soap.

  1. Ethical Consideration: By choosing our cruelty-free and vegan skincare products, you can align your purchasing decisions with values of compassion and ethical treatment of animals.
  2. Environmental Impact: Our vegan skincare products rely on plant-based ingredients rather than animal-derived ones. This reduces the demand for animal agriculture, which has significant environmental implications such as deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and water pollution.
  3. Skin-Friendly Formulations: Our vegan skincare products contain natural ingredients that are gentle and nourishing for the skin. Plant-based ingredients such as botanical extracts, essential oils, and fruit extracts can help provide various skincare benefits, including hydration, soothing, and antioxidant protection. Additionally, vegan products are less likely to contain common allergens found in animal-derived ingredients, making them suitable for sensitive skin types.
  4. Inclusivity: Our cruelty-free and vegan skincare products promote inclusivity and accessibility within the skincare industry. Our products cater to a diverse range of consumers, including those who follow a vegan lifestyle, individuals with ethical concerns about animal testing, and people with specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

Net Zero:
Net zero refers to achieving a balance between the greenhouse gases we emit into the atmosphere and the amount we remove. In other words, it's about ensuring that our overall impact on the environment is neutral. This is typically accomplished by reducing emissions as much as possible and then offsetting any remaining emissions through actions like planting trees or investing in renewable energy projects.

Circular Economy:
A circular economy is a way of doing things that aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible and eliminate waste. Instead of the traditional linear model of take, make, dispose, the circular economy focuses on reducing, reusing, repairing, and recycling products and materials. It's about designing products and systems that minimise waste and pollution, while also regenerating natural systems.

Benefits for You and the Planet:
Shopping with Purple Sage Soap, that is working towards being net zero and embracing a circular economy offers several benefits:

  1. Environmental Protection: By reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimising waste, we help protect the planet and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
  2. Healthier Products: Purple Sage Soap is committed to sustainability and we prioritise using natural, non-toxic ingredients in our skincare products. This means that you can enjoy healthier, safer products that are better for their skin and overall well-being.
  3. Supporting Innovation: Embracing sustainable practices encourages our innovation and creativity in product design and manufacturing. This can lead to the development of new, more eco-friendly skincare solutions that benefit both you and the planet.
  4. Creating a Better Future: By supporting Purple Sage Soap who are working towards being net zero and embracing a circular economy, you are helping to create a more sustainable future for generations to come. This includes preserving natural resources, protecting biodiversity, and ensuring a healthy environment for all.

At Purple Sage Soap, we believe in the power of giving back to our community, both human and animal alike. That's why we regularly donate our products to organisations, whether it's for prizes at events or to benefit those in need. We're passionate about making a positive impact, whether it's brightening someone's day with our skincare goodies, supporting causes that are close to our hearts, or offering a helping hand to our furry friends in animal shelters.

But our commitment doesn't stop there. We also offer a pay-it-forward service, where customers can choose to purchase products not only for themselves but also for others in need, whether it's for people facing challenges or for our furry friends in animal shelters. It's a simple yet meaningful way to spread kindness and make a difference in the lives of others, one soap bar at a time.

Additionally, we believe in making the most of our resources to benefit the community and the planet. That's why we gift our surplus flowers to the community, spreading beauty and joy while reducing waste. So when you shop with Purple Sage Soap, you're not just treating yourself to quality skincare products – you're also joining us in our mission to spread love, compassion, and generosity throughout our community, both human and natural.

The Soap Barn

Sage Cottage, Falside, Hawick TD9 8TJ

Saturday: 10.00am - 03.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 04.00pm

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