The original online company specialising in traditional Carbolic Soap and Household Products. Online since 2005.
Having been set an almost impossible task of obtaining genuine Carbolic Soap for his dad one Christmas, our founder, James decided to learn how to make soap and produced a small batch. Just by word of mouth it was so popular, he sold the initial batch. Being an IT geek, he registered carbolicsoap.com and built a website, set up Carbolic Soap Company Ltd, left his job, and the rest is history. A few years later, following a move back to James’ hometown of Bromley, his friend and business partner Nik joined the fold, along with Nik’s school pal Jamie. Together, with a small team of staff, Carbolic Soap Company is run to support the whole team who are regarded as family. To strengthen us, and to help another manufacturer, we also joined forces with the Columbus Washboard Company in Ohio, USA who are the last remaining Washboard manufacturer in America, established in 1895.
Our vision is simple, just as it was when the idea for the company came to James’ mind whilst sitting on a sofa in St. Leonards-On-Sea all those years ago. To produce and supply traditional products of consistent quality, and help support and maintain products, suppliers and brands for future generations to enjoy.
Times change, but we are grateful to our patrons that we are able to continue doing what we love.