Multiple scents to try
Our 100% natural bars of soap are handmade in small batches in the Inishowen Peninsula, at the mouth of the River Foyle. They are produced using the same cold-process soap making principles of the ancient Babylonians.
At Notions & Lotions, our soaps include only the best and most sustainable ingredients on the market, no palm oil and always no plastic. Beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, clays, handpicked flowers and essential oils are just some of the ingredients that feature in our soaps. Each bar is carefully crafted with love and attention to bring you a truly artisanal product. See the FAQ section for more info on our lovely soaps.
All Notions & Lotions candles are hand-poured, in small batches, for that handmade with love feel. Only 100% soy wax goes into each candle with natural wicks and essential oil for a delicate fragrance. Little wax embeds are handmade with care and attention to add intricate detail and texture to each candle. We handpick and dry our foraged flowers to create a truly unique candle experience, capturing the Irish countryside in each one. All containers are reusable and we gladly take any empties to create more beautiful planet-friendly candles. See the FAQ section for more info on our lovely candles.
They've arrived!! And I love them all!! Purchased a selection of the handmade soaps, balms and gorgeous knitted soap bags. They look and smell devine!! Most definitely the creamiest, moistest balm I've ever owned and it spreads so easily and will last forever! Incredible ingredients in all products. The care and presentation in all my items showed how much love they were made with. Beautiful as a treat for yourself or to make up a hamper to treat somebody who deserves a little pampering. Thank you so much x
Notions and Lotions is a girls best friend.
Received my delivery and everything was packaged so beautifully! I’ve been using the lavender soap everyday for the last week and my skin already feels so much smoother after winter! Between the candles and soaps I simply can’t choose a favorite. The Knitted soap savers are so cute and so convenient that I can bring them with me on the go :) I had the Honey candle lighting in my sitting room and got so many compliments from my family members! Highly recommend and I will definitely be purchasing again ! Very happy customer!
Notions & Lotions is a member of both the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and, the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers. Aoife, our main soap and candle maker, is a Certified Sustainability Practitioner, with a Masters in Environmental Health. She has also upskilled this year with a Diploma in Soapmaking from the Centre of Excellence.
Notions & Lotions Brand
The name-Notions & Lotions was inspired by Aoife’s father who often commented on the many "notions" Aoife would have while growing up. These notions often led Aoife to new projects and Countries and it somehow stuck. Aoife sometimes has these notions which lead to the development of a new product. You will see this as the range expands. Aoife’s parents have been the backbone of Notions & Lotions, helping her to convert their childhood treehouse into a bespoke soap and candle making studio while her Grandmother Madge is busy hand-knitting soap saver pouches and facecloths. Aoife’s sister Gilleesa (GiGi as many know her) has also jumped on the bandwagon as head of Design and Digital Marketing.