Monastery Garden Skin Care

Monastery Garden Skincare – Caring for your Skin for 10 years.

Our 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.

Handmade Soap

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 lovely 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. We do test on nuns!

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

  • Camomile & Honey
  • Cocoa Butter – light and creamy, with comforting cocoa butter; no added fragrance (organic)
  • 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
  • Seafarer – for men – reminiscent of the sea and walks along the beach, this soap moisturizes and has a fresh, uplifting fragrance (organic)
  • Summer Flowers  (organic only)
  • Winter Spice – with the exotic aroma of cinnamon, sweet orange, cloves, frankincense and myrrh (organic)
  • Woodsman – for men – 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, except for Cocoa Butter, Seafarer, Winter Spice and Woodsman which feature the wrappings listed below. On request we can provide all organic soaps in fully biodegradable paper wrap with string or raffia tie.

Standard soap wrappings, choose from:

  • Tissue paper with ribbon tie
  • Gift wrap or Christmas wrap with ribbon tie (our selection of gift wrap)
  • Raffia wrap – tissue with raffia tie – 100% biodegradable wrap
  • Brown paper parcel with string or raffia 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

Dry Skin Relief Mousse

Our luxurious, light yet nourishing mousse combines skin super-oils to soothe, smooth and moisturize dry or mature skin, including skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

We make two vegan varieties: Natural (no added fragrance), and Rose.

NB All our jars are PET plastic; they do not leach chemicals into the cosmetics.


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

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

Dry Skin Relief Mousse 100ml Wholesale £2.80  No VAT   Retail £3.80 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.

Contact Information
Carmelite Monastery
NR16 2PH
Telephone Numbers:
01953 887202
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01953 887642
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