Mella Handmade Soap

Mella Handmade Soap is a small, handmade soap company based in Unst, Shetland the most northerly of the Shetland Islands. Inspired by the fresh Atlantic air, the wild clean seas and the abundance of summer wild flowers, Melanie creates a range of natural, palm oil-free soaps, lip balms and natural wax candles.

After many years working and travelling all over the world, Melanie decided that she wanted to return home to Unst, turning her passion for making soaps and lotions into a business.

Melanie explains what makes Unst so special: "Shetland is an amazing place to live and work. It’s a creative and supportive community where anything seems possible! The endless summer days are filled with opportunity and activity, and the long, dark winter nights are perfect for staying cosy and dreaming up plans and ideas. Surrounded by nature, the fresh sea air and the blankets of wild flowers, it’s difficult not to feel inspired, motivated and energised."

At the heart of Mella Handmade Soap are beautiful palm oil-free products made using the highest quality natural ingredients. Socially and ethically responsible, Mella soaps use shea butter sourced from a cooperative in Ghana, which supports the women who harvest the shea nuts.

Take a look at Mella's products available on Peg & Patch.