Farm Soap Co. - Homemade botanical hair & body care

Our workshop move to Dorset

25 April, 2021

Our workshop move to Dorset

25 April, 2021

In 2021 we moved to a village on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset, England.

We refurbished old and tired artisan buildings to make them light, white, bright and clean, and installed all the equipment and facilities we needed for skincare manufacture. There is a courtyard garden where we grow organic herbs and flowers.

The workshops are just a few minutes away from the Jurassic Coast - a wonderful haven of seaside beauty and heritage, where we can forage for seaweeds and beautiful maritime plants like gorse, sea kale, thrift and sea lavender. It is also home to hand harvested Dorset Sea Salt, which we use in a number of products.

If you visit in the spring you will see a mass of beautiful wild herbs and flowers, including scurvy grass, bird’s foot trefoil, wild carrot, viper’s bugloss and common mallow.

We grow a number of different botanicals - calendula, borage, chamomile, yarrow, lavender, thyme, mint, rosemary and many more plants - which will be macerated into oils, or turned into hydrosols or essential oils. We are also growing plants for bee foraging, including phacelia, clover, roses and native British wildflowers. By following organic, no dig gardening, permaculture principles, we are attracting the pollinators and looking after invertebrates, ensuring we have our own pest predator army.

You can see our daily work and progress on our Instagram feed and stories - we like to keep our followers updated with all our sowing, growing, making, curing and new product development plans. Thank-you for following our journey and for all your help and support.

 

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