Scent Trail is an independent skin care company based on the lovely Sefton Coast in the Northwest of England. The owner of the business, Suzanne, is staff to cats and a dog. She started making soap as a hobby, and the business grew from there.
Our palm oil free hand made soap and body products are formulated to nourish your skin. We use a high proportion of shea butter in our soaps, which also contain natural glycerine, produced during the soap making process. You may find that by using a bar of handmade soap, you need far less moisturizer or handcream than you are used to.
Our body products are made using butters such as shea, and avocado with oils such as rice bran and avocado both of which are renowned for their skin care properties. They are made in small batches to make sure the benefits of those ingredients are maintained. We fragrance our products with a carefully selected blend of essential oils, never fragrance oils.
Our hand poured rapeseed wax candles are fragranced with essential oils, and we use wood wicks for their beautiful flame.
We believe in complete transparency, so if you have any questions about our products, or ingredients please do not hesitate to ask.
Scent is powerful. The art of making perfume probably began with the Ancient Egyptians, but was refined by the Arabs and Romans. The oldest perfumery discovered to date was in Cyprus and is believed to be over 4000 years old. In England, perfume reached its peak during the reign of Elizabeth I who could not tolerate bad smells.
Perfume components have historically been gathered from around the world - Frankincense from the Yemen, Damask Rose from Turkey, Orris from Italy and Neroli from Morocco. It transports us to exotic climes, and is a bridge between ancient and modern worlds, encompassing faiths and civilisations.
We do not use palm oil in any of our products (see our Problem with Palm Oil page) and we use only plant-based ingredients. Our shea butter is Fair Trade and organic and all our ingredients are of the highest quality. We choose ingredients for the skin loving benefits and carefully blend essential oils to create unique scents, which we hope you will enjoy.
All our products are suitable for vegetarians, and non of the products or the ingredients have been tested on animals.