Monastery Garden Skin Care

Monastery Garden Skin Care products are handmade and wrapped with care by Sisters of the monastery, using quality ingredients.

Ideal for personal use or as gifts, in a range of attractive wrappings, we make organic and non-organic soaps and hand balms for individual and wholesale customers.


Our 100g bars of soap are available in organic and non-organic (standard) varieties, and most feature flowers from our garden or honey from our bees.

Our products are not tested on animals and are free from SLS and parabens; some are free from all sulphates and MPG too. All products are vegetable-based and suitable for vegetarians.

Naturally toffee-coloured organic, or standard white (rose varieties are pink), featuring botanicals from the monastery garden:

  • Camomile & Honey
  • *New* Gardenia (natural ivory, standard only)
  • Honey & Lemon Balm
  • Honeysuckle Rose (peach, standard only)
  • Jasmine (standard only)
  • Lavender
  • Mystical Rose (pink, standard only)
  • Old English Rose
  • Rose Geranium
  • Rosemary & Herb
  • Summer Flowers  (organic only)

Naturally fudge-coloured, made using sustainable palm oil, and free from sulphates, MPG and parabens:

  • Seafarer – for men – reminiscent of the sea and walks along the beach, this soap has a fresh, uplifting fragrance
  • Cocoa Butter – light and creamy, with comforting cocoa butter; no added fragrance
  • Winter Spice – with the exotic aroma of cinnamon, sweet orange, cloves and frankincense
  • Woodsman – for men – new for Autumn 2018 (with the classic masculine fragrance of cedarwood and sandalwood, this subtle and seriously moisturizing soap is organic and naturally khaki – it’s the charcoal)

Soap wraps

Organic soaps are wrapped in biodegradable cellophane with the label inside.

Standard soap wrappings, choose from:

  • Tissue paper with ribbon tie
  • Gift wrap or Christmas wrap with ribbon tie (our selection of gift wrap)
  • Brown paper parcel with string tie
  • Hessian wrap

Hand Balm

Our hand balms are made with skin comfort in mind, using mango and shea butters, vitamin E, and beeswax.  They come in handy 50ml pots – a little goes a long way!

We make two varieties:

  • Lavender
  • Sweet Almond


Soap per 100g bar          Wholesale £1.70 No VAT    Retail (individuals) £2.50 No VAT

Hand balm per 50g pot   Wholesale £2.20 No VAT   Retail (individuals) £3.50 No VAT

We will enclose an invoice with your order which will include the cost of postage. Payment should be in pounds sterling, by BACS (details are on the invoice) or cheque made payable to “Carmelite Monastery”.

Please contact us through the form provided with each product if you wish to make an enquiry. To place an order, please email Sister Loretta at or write to her at the monastery.