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The Essential Soaps 

Alev Igcioglu, a naval architect, moved in England in 1999 and started making soap in her kitchen after she grew tired of seeing nasty sulphates, parabens, detergents and synthetic fragrances amongst other irritants in store bought soap. Knowledge helped her when her daughter was born in 2006. Her baby started having eczema skin condition when she was 4 months old for the following 9 years until she was cleared from eczema.

She shared her creations with family and friends and they fell in love with the all-natural, sulphate free, paraben free, palm oil free, synthetic fragrances free and detergent free sudsy creations.

Alev believes that our environment knows best when it comes to nourishing and sustaining healthy beautiful skin. A love that eventually outgrew Alev’s kitchen and found her opening her first shop at All Saints Garden, Cambridge market in 2017, where their soaps still have a loyal customer base.

Her soaps and skincare range for all skin types simply are handmade using pure and highest quality plant oils and butters, finest essential oils with their unique benefits and organic ingredients.

She is passionate about reducing the amount of chemicals and synthetics that people innocently rub into their skin in their daily life. She wants the world to get back to basics and creates the purest soaps possible with her own recipes. Her aim from the outset has been to make it available to everyone.

Alev is against animal testing and the use of palm oil. It important for the community to give back and so she holds regular donation systems for non-profit organisations.

Some of Alev's lovely soaps are stocked in our gallery in Finchingfield and can be bought online below.

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