Published: 06:00, 19 December 2020
A family-run firm has teamed up with Shepherd Neame to create a new Kentish Beer Soap.
The Kentish Soap Company, on the Glenmore Business Park in Castle Road, Sittingbourne, produces natural soaps, candles, bath and body products. Every one is vegan-friendly and comes in eco-friendly packaging.
While Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame has been based in the market town of Faversham for more than 300 years - perhaps best-known for British classic ales such as Spitfire.
The new beer soap combines Shepherd Neame’s award-winning Bishops Finger Kentish Strong Ale - which uses 100% natural ingredients including Kentish hops and barley and chalk-filtered mineral water drawn from deep beneath the brewery - with The Kentish Soap Company’s unique blend of oils and butters.
They have been chosen for their skin-nurturing properties, creating a soap which offers a nourishing creamy lather while boasting a refreshing, mild hoppy scent.
John Waddy, co-owner of The Kentish Soap Company, said: “Beer has been used in soap for many years, as hops are known to soothe irritated skin.
“Beer also contains vitamin B and other essential vitamins, which further nourish the skin and creates a wonderfully creamy lather in soap.
“As we have Britain’s oldest brewer on our doorstep, we approached them about teaming up to create our own beer soap exclusively using Shepherd Neame ale, and were delighted when they agreed to get involved.”
Shepherd Neame head brewer Mike Unsworth added: “We are pleased to supply beer for this exciting new partnership with The Kentish Soap Company.
“We are both independent, family-run Kent companies which take pride in handcrafting quality products using locally-sourced ingredients, so coming together for this project made perfect sense.”
The Kentish Beer Soap is available to purchase online at www.kentishsoap.com or from Shepherd Neame’s brewery shop in Faversham at 17 Court Street in the town.