Peaceful Valley Orchards Soap

£4.50

This soap celebrates the gardens and orchards of Edward and Rachel Pease of Darlington, known as Peaceful Valley. Edward in particular was a keen gardener, setting out his fruit trees in 1801. The soap is fruity and floral, a crisp scent combination of quince and apricot, with a hint of amber.

This soap is made in small batches and allowed to cure for at least 6 weeks to ensure a firm and long-lasting bar. Each slice is 100% plastic free, with no palm oil used in its manufacture. To get the best out of your soap, we recommend keeping it dry between uses – a free-draining soap dish is ideal.

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Edward Pease was the main promoter and funder of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. He worked closely with George Stephenson and many other officers of the S&DR to create the start of our modern railway network. He took a great delight and personal interest in his fruit trees and vineyard and Rachel, his wife, would send fruit to family members.  The Pease family garden to the rear of their house on Northgate in Darlington stretched down to the river Skerne and then across to the other side of the valley where trees were planted, avenues set out and a walled orchard created. This became affectionately known as Peaceful Valley – a humorous play on the Pease family name.

Our soap is made by the Durham Colliery Soap Studio. In fact just like the Stockton & Darlington Railway, this soap is made and designed by an engineer – Rachael Smith. Rachael juggles engineering, soap making and motherhood. Now that is the sort of entrepreneurship that got the Stockton & Darlington Railway up and running!

 

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