Handmade in Ireland, Bán íon Soap offers an expanding range of products. Free from palm oil, no detergents, synthetic fragrances, colours, artificial preservatives, alcohol, petroleum products, synthetic additives or GMOs. Bán íon soaps are natural and have not been tested on animals nor do they contain animal fats. They are palm oil free but still retain the naturally occurring glycerine that is normally discarded in commercial soaps. All products have been certified by a cosmetic safety assessor and comply with EU laws and regulations. Bán íon Soaps are certified member of theGuild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers and a commercial participator with theBumblebee Conservation Trust
Waste Free Packaging We take the impact we have on the planet very seriously. Our small batch manufacturing process produces minimal waste. We give nature a helping hand by using recyclable, eco friendly or compostable packaging.
Karen is the founder of Bán íon soap. The story began in the kitchen laboratory of Bán íon (meaning Pure White in Irish) cottage nestled in a small rural village in the north of Ireland.
Formally from a nursing background but as my family grew I developed an interest in the use of natural, non toxic, irritant free skin care to use at home, as both my children had infantile eczema. This led to a career change where I worked as a skincare consultant in a leading cosmetic/skincare company.
Since becoming a grandmother and qualifying as a Master Herbalist four years ago, I decided to formulate my own botanical recipes for cold pressed soap, something my own grandmother did many years ago.
My passion is creating ethical skincare which is great for the environment and for my customers. I use only the highest quality of ingredients, free from SLS, paraben, SLES and palm oils, while manufacturing in a small batch process that produces minimal waste. It's these roots that continue to shape Bán íon Soap ethos.