Review: Valley Mill Soy Wax Melts & Natural Soaps

I just love things that smell delicious.

It’s amazing how much a pleasing scent can overthrow a poor mood or put a spring in your step isn’t it?

Valley Mill Review

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Over in Neath, South Wales, there’s a sweet little place called Valley Mill and they produce handmade, natural products using materials exclusively from Wales. I love these sorts of shops and I think it’s wonderful that Valley Mill are promoting the use of local ingredients. It feels much more homely and warming to know that they’re sourcing their materials this way.

Valley Mill offered us a soap bar and box of soy wax melts to try out for ourselves and it was a struggle to decide what we’d like them to send over.

Valley Mill Products In Box

All of the soaps sounded gorgeous but we eventually chose the grapefruit and fennel which is a beautiful green and mauve colour. I love the deep, rich hue of the soaps and they have a very rustic, homemade look.

Valley Mill - Grapefruit & Fennel Natural Soap

For the soy wax melts, we went with the welsh cake aroma so as to stick with the overall ‘welsh’ theme (plus welsh cakes smell beautiful don’t they? Just like lazy Sunday mornings in the countryside, yum yum…)

All of the wax melts made by Valley Mill are handpoured to create a crafted cog design which also shows off the brand’s logo.

Valley Mill Welsh Cake Soy Wax Melts

The wax smells delicious when melting and the welsh cake scent is sweet and inviting so absolutely perfect for when we’ve had family and friends over this past week.

Each soy wax melt usually lasts us an entire evening from about 4pm to 2am the next morning when I blow out the candle and finally drag myself to bed.

Welsh Cake Soy Wax Melt - Owl Holder

The soy wax melts are £6.25 for a box of five (total burning time = approx. 60 hours) and come in various scents including chocolate truffle, mixed berries and spiced apple.

The soaps are £4.00 each, paraben and SLS free and contain no animal products.

They are completely handmade with natural essential oils and herbs and they are extremely gentle and kind to skin. As a busy Mum who is always washing her hands this is really important as I’ve ended up with minor skin rashes and irritations in the past from harsher soaps that I’ve used. It has been a real treat to use this gorgeous soap from Valley Mill recently and the smell is beautiful, almost like liquorice!

All of the soaps contain shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil and caster oil.

I asked Valley Mill to find out where their palm oil comes from and they quickly replied with confirmation from their supplier that the palm oil used is RSPO certified and they even sent over a link to the exact palm oil that they use so I could view the registration certificate.

Very impressive!

If you’d like to try these products yourself do mosy on over to the Valley Mill shop and like me, you can then spend ages agonising over which ones to choose… 😉

Valley Mill also sell slate house signs, homewares and gifts which can be personalised with text or photographs together with wool products (scarves, baby blankets etc.) and local food and drink goods.

Have you tried any of the soaps or wax melts from Valley Mill?

What scent would you like to try?

Lucy

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27 Comments

  1. March 22, 2016 / 12:17 PM

    These sound fab I wouldn’t go for fennel scented one myself as I’m not to keen in fennel at all. The Welsh cake scent sounds so good.
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    • March 23, 2016 / 8:46 AM

      Luckily there’s quite a few different options – I thought the orange and cinnamon sounded gorgeous as well x

  2. March 22, 2016 / 12:45 PM

    I’ve been looking into friendly candles for the house. These look like they fit the bill. Thanks for this!

  3. March 22, 2016 / 1:08 PM

    Oh these look so good! I love that they are animal product free!

  4. March 22, 2016 / 1:23 PM

    I’m the same! I love things that smell delicious, especially scents 🙂 Although sadly when it comes to soap, I can’t use them because of my eczema 🙁 x

    • March 23, 2016 / 8:43 AM

      Oh dear, I have some family members who are the same and they get all of their wash stuff from the Doctors on prescription. I always have to try and remember on their birthdays!!! x

  5. March 22, 2016 / 5:51 PM

    I love wax melts, the only problem is I need a new burner as hubby managed to drop and smash mine!

  6. March 22, 2016 / 11:44 PM

    I love the smell of grapefruit too so this would be an amazing natural soap alternative for me! I love the colour too.
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    • March 23, 2016 / 8:31 AM

      I find it’s just such a refreshing smell, great for early mornings! x

  7. March 23, 2016 / 10:52 AM

    I love the scent of grapefruit in candles so I am sure I would love this too x

  8. March 24, 2016 / 2:25 AM

    Animal product free? Humm, I think I might try these!!!

  9. March 24, 2016 / 9:06 PM

    oh wow these look and sound amazing not sure I would want to use them to ruin them

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:23 PM

      They’ve been fab, it’s such a nice way to wind down in the evenings isn’t it? X

  10. Stephanie
    March 25, 2016 / 12:09 AM

    Oh will have to give these a little look – always looking for new scents!

    • March 27, 2016 / 10:20 AM

      They’re really good, the scent isn’t overpowering and it fills the room for the duration x

  11. March 25, 2016 / 6:10 AM

    I love trying out safe and handmade products, especially anything that smells. Will look into these and may be try some myself
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  12. March 25, 2016 / 8:17 PM

    These do sound fab. I love natural products and I think using melts is a lovely way to sent the home. I think I would have to try them all

    • March 27, 2016 / 10:12 AM

      I know! It was really hard to choose, there’s so many lovely scents on offer X

  13. March 14, 2017 / 1:15 AM

    That owl warmer looks so cute!!

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