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Dear Emma
I've received my soaps today and am very pleased with them. I haven't unwrapped them (and they are so beautifully wrapped!) as they are Christmas presents but they smell divine! Thank you for delivering them so promptly. I'm sure they will be appreciated! Kind Regards,
Yvonne
December 2014

Hi Emma,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for our lovely wedding favours. All of our guests loved them and lots commented on the delicious scents. They looked lovely set up on the tables.
Many thanks
Odele
November 2014

Dear Emma
Thank you so much for the soaps you have very kindly sent to me on returning the materials. It would be such a waste just to bin them when they can happily be re- used by you.
Love your product, it's both soft on the skin and long lasting.
Thank you again
Jennifer
October 2014

Just scooped 2nd prize at Honiton show for trade stand under 12m and 4th prize for my category! Odd... but who’s complaining
August 2014

Customer has just returned her fabric and re-stocked. Reduce-Ruse-Recycle. Collect the fabric squares and make a patch-work. Use to top your homemade jam, chutneys. Return to Emma's Soap and get 5p off your next purchase.


August 2014

My hands August 2013, so score and cracked, nothing works, no creams potions, lotions alternative and prescribed, I have even sat in A&E begging them to help me. I used your soap and it helps, my skin has improved.

August 2013

July 2014

Gold at Devon County Show and Silver Gilt at RHS Malvern
May 2014

Received a lovely email from Karon, look what she made with her fabric packaging! Wow


April 2014

Hi there,
My boyfriend bought me a lovely gift box filled with lovely goodies from you at the Exeter Christmas Market. It was one of the nicest presents I've ever received and I was hoping to do the same for my Mum on Mother's Day. In my box, I had a flannel and three wrapped soaps all in a lovely little box.
Olivia
March 2014

Hi Emma,
I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely apology note with my order and the extra bar of soap. What a treat! I hope you enjoyed New Year in Scotland.
I first came across your products whilst searching for palm oil free soap and have been hooked ever since. The beautiful wrapping makes each bar feel like a little present to myself and I love squirreling away the fabric - I took your advice and incorporated a few of the fabric patches into a quilt that I made for my mum for Christmas. She is also an Emma's Soap fan!
Thank you,
Beth
January 2014

Having won 2nd in my class at Honiton show August 1st 2013 - just gone and done it again! Won best presented stand (non horticultural) at Taunton Flower Show 2013. Love it
Emma
August 2013

At Malvern Autumn show and throw the shed up in the dark! Thanks to the assistance of both Mike and Simon. With little wrapped stock the shed shop has taken on a new sales display, a bath full of gift boxes with an offer 'you choose we pack' 3 bars of Emma's Soap and an Organic cotton flannel. Still managed to scoop up a Bronze medal for display. Delighted, that's 5 awards this season!
Emma
September 2013

Dear Emma
We came to your stall in Womad last year and got for soap for our 3 month old.  It's been great!  You recommended 2 soaps, the unscented avocado and another which I can't remember.  Could you let me know what else is suitable for toddlers - he is now 18 months.
Many thanks
Hannah
September 2013

Hi Emma
Just wanted to let you know that I recently picked up a bar of your soap at the Gooseberry Bush cafe in Wimbledon. I have sensitive skin and have spent a small fortune on face cleansers from all the top brands, but still suffer, especially in winter.

I bought the soap as a shot to nothing, thinking that as it was very natural maybe it would be okay for my face. I have been using it two weeks and my skin feels great, really clean but not dry, irritated or spotty. If only I'd known sooner that I could get the right thing for a tenth of the price of a fancy face wash.

Thanks for making such a lovely product, and also being so mindful of the environment.

Kind regards

October 2013

Hi there

Just a wanted to say a huge thank you for your excellent service.  I ordered three soaps early on Wednesday, and they arrived yesterday!  More to the point, I jumped straight in the shower with the cocoa butter soap, and it is absolutely lovely!!

I was going to keep a couple as stocking fillers, but not sure I will be able to.  Oh well, I shall just have to buy some more!!!!

Lynn
November 2013

Dear Emma
Just reading your pamphlet on the train after having bought some soap from you in Exeter yesterday pm (we chatted about soap making)

I loved the soap and also think the packaging and marketing is fabulous.
Well done and good luck
Jane Thomas
November 2013

Just received a complaint: “your soap ran out!” The lady promptly stocked up.
Later that day...
Another complaint "I could not get out of the shower this morning thanks to you!" Said smiling whilst handing back the fabric cloth for re-use.
Love it
November 2013


Hi Emma,

I bought some of your lovely soap last Monday at the Exeter Christmas Market and now wish I had bought some more! 

Renate
December 2013

Exeter Christmas Market
Second place of the competition is the famous Emma Rhodes of Emma's Soaps. As new comers of the Christmas Market they have definitely made a fantastic impression and it has to be said they are very popular amongst the traders and the public! 
Emma's beautiful soaps and a hit at the Exeter Christmas Market and so is there lovely chalet. Emma brought her chalet to the market herself and the lovely blue chalet is  always a talking point, as well as her well constructed outside section, offering customers even more space to explore and discover her gorgeous soaps which make the ideal Christmas present.
Market Place Europe
December 2013

Hello Emma
I received a bar of your soap as a Christmas present; it is one of the loveliest presents I have received this year. The wholes idea is just wonderful and I want to say thank you so much. I have read the label and will re-use my fabric, love the ethos. I will tell all my friends about you

Thank you
Loraine
January 2014

Have you been to see Emma’s Soap? They are an admirable soap company loved by anyone who has the pleasure to use their products. All ingredients are natural because they firmly believe that nothing fake and synthetic should go in their gorgeous soaps. Everything is handmade in the UK with so much love and attention so go and check them out.
Top Drawer London

Great start to 2013 events season with a Silver Medal award from RHS Malvern Spring gardening Show for Emma's trade stand, her shed and garden and its association to product. Followed by Devon County show where Emma's shed picked another silver medal for presentation. Emma was delighted with her double awarding winning shed.

Dear Emma

I met you at your stall in Dartmouth one memorable December day, a year ago, when you nearly chased a well-dressed but suspicious looking woman down the street thinking she may have stolen from you...Sometime after the purchases I made that day for family Christmas presents, I ventured to use your soaps myself. I was delighted to find such lovely soaps that I can use without concern - I don't suffer from eczema but have such sensitive skin that even gentle baby soap irritates it.

January 2013


Hello Spring Fair Neighbour!
I used your soap when I got home, and gave Steve his to try. We are VERY IMPRESSED! I love it. I didn't have to put cream on my hands afterwards. You have a product you can be very proud of!

Jackie
February 2013

Dear Emma, I would just like to say a very big thank you for your lovely soaps... I met you at the Totnes Christmas fair .. i was with my friend and we were the two runners... I purchased from you a face soap, the shampoo body bar and an avocado bar... Well i have been really impressed. not only does my bathroom look a lot neater, as i have removed ,my shampoo bottles and all of my bath bubbles.. but I am thrilled with your soaps.. my skin especially my face has much improved and without a lie the very next day a lady said my skin was glowing. (honestly !!!).. I was a bit sceptical regarding the shampoo bar, but it really suits my hair.. luckily I have very short hair, so I don't use conditioner anyway, but the soap leave my hair soft and shiny, and still with volume... Last Friday I went to south Brent and purchased your shaving soap... its sooooo good .. I have done what you have advised and have purchased cheap soap dishes and have labelled them all and my soaps are all lined up ... I also bought my daughter one of your face soaps and she has amazing skin anyway, but she is thrilled with it.. and is very pleased that you have stockist in Cardiff where she lives, It was lovely to meet you, and I am now a convert to your products. love Jane Ridge

Your soaps are lovely, and I shall have to start making dolls clothes for my granddaughters dolls!
Sue Chapman
September 2012

Dear Emma
I would just like to say a very big thank you for your lovely soaps... I met you at the Totnes Christmas fair ..I was with my friend and we were the two runners ... I purchased from you a face soap, the shampoo body bar and an avocado bar... Well I have been really impressed. not only does my bathroom look a lot neater, as I have removed, my shampoo bottles and all of my bath bubbles... but I am thrilled with your soaps... my skin especially my face has much improved and without a lie the very next day a lady said my skin was glowing .(honestly !!!).. I was a bit sceptical regarding the shampoo bar, but it really suits my hair.. luckily I have very short hair, so I don't use conditioner anyway, but the soap leave my hair soft and shiny, and still with volume... Last Friday I went to south Brent and purchased your shaving soap... its sooooo good .. I have done what you have advised and have purchased cheap soap dishes and have labelled them all and my soaps are all lined up ... I also bought my daughter one of your face soaps and she has amazing skin anyway, but she is thrilled with it.. and is very pleased that you have stockist in Cardiff where she lives, It was lovely to meet you, and i am now a convert to your products.
love Jane Ridge

About 2/3 yrs ago we drove to Blackpool sands and as we drove through the villages we passed a little cottage I love, a lady came out of the door as we drove past with a child..... I don't know why but I liked her...... As we sat on Blackpool Sands this lady and child arrived, the child played on the beech and I watch the lady wrapping something in bits of fabric.... I couldn't see what it was but it looked very interesting in her wicker basket..... For years we have visited Blackpool sands and each time. Drive past the cottage, the same question comes into my head " I wonder what that lady was wrapping" ...

Last Christmas I was at Totnes market and bought some soaps for my sons school teachers, I wondered if this could have been the same sort of thing that they lady on the beach was doing.....
I now think that lady was you..... How strange... You have pondered in my thoughts for years.....I have used your soaps and given them as presents.... And I now know what that lady on the beach was wrapping in gingham fabric!!!!!! X x x

Victoria Montandon November 2012

Hi I bought some soap from you when we were staying in Totnes over the summer. I bought my husband some soap for ezcema and it has been brilliant, want to buy him some more but can't remember what it was !! Please help!

For Excema sufferes Emma recommends Avocado Unscented

Sarah Flint November 2012

Woman’s Own Magazine – November 2012
‘Get Crafty in Bath – 4 of the best Christmas Markets
What to Buy: Emma’s Soap which is made using wax from her own bees

‘ Mother’s Love inspired eco-friendly soap
There is nothing like having a baby to concentrate a mother’s mind on what is important in life and what is going to be the best for the child’
Eco & Fair Trade – Gifts for Gardens centre’s Editor comments October/November 2012

Look who's won a 'Special' award at Three Counties Show, Malvern – June 2012

The Sun shone for Exeter Craft Festival this year, 3m mini marquees erected across the Cathedral green filled with Devon's talent from the Art and Craft industry. Great to be accepted as a fellow maker and to win 'Best in Show' for presentation, meet & greet, and of course the product - Emma's Soap
July 2012

''Bought a bar of this in Hope Cove from you to improve my bad skin, used it most days and my skin drastically improved within the week, not had a bad spot since!'
October 2012

I bought a few soaps form yourself ages ago, they were loooovely! Glad I finally found you on here so can visit again :)) xxx
Kirsty Jane Pattison
August 2012

Your soaps are lovely, and I shall have to start making dolls clothes for my granddaughters dolls!
Sue Chapman
September 2012

Hello Emma
Just wanted to say thank you for your lovely unscented Avocado soap, it has really helped my hands heal. I have just ordered some more and some for another friend who's hands aren't feeling very happy.
I was the girl whose hands were falling apart at Womad a couple of years ago from stress and the nasty chemical soap at the festival! Thank You! Xoxo
Bekki Moon
September 2012

Hi Emma,
I bought some soap off you at Quest, I have Eczema and you soap is amazing!! Just about to buy some more anything you can recommend?
Kind regards
Richard
20th May 2012

I am ordering these soaps (Avocado Unscented x 6) for myself and my friends after buying one for my daughter at the Christmas fare in Exeter and raving about it and how it worked for my daughter so they want to give it a go on their own children that also suffer with eczema.
16th March 2012

Dear Emma
Many thanks for the fab soap’s that you made for my daughter’s wedding favors. Everyone loved them.
Kind regards from Sue Singleton
April 2012

Hi Emma's Soap people,
I bought some of your soap on the weekend from a shop on Herm Island (in the Channel Islands). I just wanted to let you know I love it!! I have extremely sensitive skin and have all sorts of trouble with allergic reactions to shower gels, soaps, makeup, laundry detergents, basically everything under the sun. I am always on the lookout for new products that might work for my skin, and the ingredients list on your soaps looked really good. I bought one bar of the unscented avocado soap, and also one 'complete' bar to use for my hair. They are both fabulous! No blotches, no rashes, no redness/itching/spots and all the rest of it. It's a miracle! To avoid allergic reactions I often use products meant for people with excema, but they are usually full of mineral oils which feel goopy and greasy on my skin. After a few days using your soap my skin feels calm, smooth and happy. Your soap is so great I could cry. Please don't ever stop producing it!

The shampoo bar is also a bit of a revelation. It is very hard to find shampoos and conditioners with low/no fragrance, and simple ingredients that won't uspet my skin. Most ordinary shampoos and conditioners give me an itchy scalp and rashes around my neck from the fragrance. So far I've had no problem at all using the shampoo bar. The essential oil fragrance is subtle and has not uspet my skin at all, and the bar leaves enough moisture in my hair that I don't need a seperate conditioner.

I'm so, so happy I found your products. You have a customer for life! I also love your ethical approach, it will help me make up for the environmental damage I've done trying hundreds of products over the years :)

Thank you for being so awesome!
Rachel


I bought Emma's Soaps because of the ethical stance of the company but also I wanted a soap that contained no parabens, palm oil etc and would be good for my skin after a masectomy. Her product has certainly lived up to its promise.  I have also introduced Emma's Soaps to friends who have "skin problems" and they are now loyal customers.

Also a big plus is that the soap lasts a long time and does not "disappear" before the week is out so very economical.  I love the fragrence too my favourite is lavender and rosehip.

Lee Porter
Dartmouth

Hi Emma,

I bought some of your soap at WOMAD!  I also chatted to your daughter, your husband and your friend (I bought two lots!)

They are FABULOUS soaps - and I'm hugely impressed with them in so many ways - the scent, the lathering, the packaging, the labelling, the ingredients.

I recently went on a soap making course - just for my own pleasure, not to run a business - and I learned so much.   It was with Ruby Red Organics and I've e-mailed them (they are London based and don't want to move out of London but they are always impressed with really good soap - we started the course by looking at a box full of soaps that were full of awful ingredients and there were only one or two good ones - they'll be able to add yours as perfection!) to let them know about you.   I will also e-mail one of the girls I met on the course as she is very anti-palm oil and will be so pleased to know about your soaps.

I do hope that when my present supply runs out I'll be able to buy more of yours - I do want to make my own and I'm going to have a go, but I'm sure I'll return to yours! (I'm a recovering cancer patient so very keen on good ingredients in all cosmetics and beauty products.)

Good luck - you're doing a wonderful job for all of us!

Patricia

 

Hi Emma

It was lovely to meet you over the Dartmouth Regatta weekend at your stall. You may not remember us but we were the two guys who bought some of your fantastic soaps on the Friday.

How do I go about ordering from you in the future?

Best wishes
Andy
Wiltshire

 

Looks FAB, keep up the good work eh!

Love from Penzance
Ronnie

 

Hi Emma
We had a particular customer who said that your soap was so gentle that she found she could even use it on her face as it left her skin very soft and moisturised.

All the best
Bohemia, Exmouth

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