How to wash your hands

How to wash your hands

I few years ago, I had the unfortunate need to visit a family member in the ICU. We were all given strict instructions on how you should be washing hands – and let me tell you, I’d be doing it wrong for all thirty-odd years of my life at that stage! With...
Ready for Valentine’s Day!

Ready for Valentine’s Day!

It’s the season of love – or so they say. The shop is filled with an abundance of roses in every colour – we have red, yellow, white, lilac, pink and even striped white and red harlequins. The flowers in the shop smell spectacular. Almost as good as...
Come see us at 81 Hamlet Court Road

Come see us at 81 Hamlet Court Road

I know, I know – I’m really awful at keeping this blog updated, aren’t I? But in my defence – and I like to think that it’s a really good excuse – we’ve been awfully busy here at Bean & Boy. Many, many moons ago I happened...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to you and yours! 2019 was an exceptional year full of adventures for us. We spent a lot of time working on compliance – who knew that making soap had so much administrative red tape?! – and arranging our workshop in Southend-on-Sea. We...
Winner: Top 5 best eco-friendly and vegan soap bars

Winner: Top 5 best eco-friendly and vegan soap bars

We are honoured to have won a space in the PSYCHOLOGIES REAL ECO Awards for Top 5 best eco-friendly and vegan soap bars.  Our Happy Soap (Grapefruit + Calendula) was selected as a gentle, all-purpose family soap that is soft enough for delicate skin, with calendula...
Soapmaking Workshop Dates now live!

Soapmaking Workshop Dates now live!

We are really excited to announce that dates are now live for our popular workshops! We will be running them every month until the end of the year, and they’ll start up again late January. Bookings are now open for workshop dates for AUGUST and SEPTEMBER on...
New Soap: LEMON + HERB SOAP

New Soap: LEMON + HERB SOAP

We get a lot of requests for soap. Some of them are amazing and bizarre, some of them are a bit bonkers, and sometimes some of them are a really, really good idea. Our customers are amazing, and they inspire us to keep experimenting with different blends, ideas and...
Why all of our soaps are safety assessed and certified

Why all of our soaps are safety assessed and certified

We often get asked why we bother certifying our soaps. It’s something most other makers ask us – why bother at all certifying bath bombs, bath salts, soaps? It’s just for the bath, right? Well, no. It’s not. Anything that can be classed for use...
Leigh Pop Up Market

Leigh Pop Up Market

If you do one thing this month, let it be this: THE LEIGH POP UP ON THE 27TH OF APRIL at the Leigh Community Centre in Leigh-on-Sea, 12.30 – 4.30pm. The most amazing local traders are getting together under one roof across multiple rooms to bring you the best...