About College Green

Hello, and welcome to College Green.

A photo of me, a woman in a red coat, smiling at the camera and holding up a flower shaped soap and packet of rose petals from a gift box, at a market stall. There is ivy in the front of the picture and the stall umbrella above is green  

I’m Rachael, and College Green is my business based in the beautiful Cotswold hills near Stroud.

My soap-making journey started in 2012 with a kit bought as a rainy day children’s activity. That happy day spent creating an array of multi-coloured soaps led me to research other soap making techniques, and I fell in love with the skin loving natural soaps I created using the traditional cold process technique.

My first soaps were given as gifts to family and friends, but after a chance conversation with the owner of Made in Stroud shop I launched College Green in January 2017 and sold my soaps in Made in Stroud and on a monthly stall at Stroud Farmers' Market.

The name College Green is a tribute to my inspirational and truly amazing grandma, Peggy Theaker, who lived in College Green in Gloucester for more than 30 years. 

Over time I've added complimentary products to the College Green range including aromatherapy bath soaks, floral facial steams, soy wax candles and wax melts, reed diffusers and a collection of gift boxes.

My aim is to help you have the best day from beginning to end - whether you need a morning boost (try a refreshing Lime & Grapefruit soap with your morning shower) or can't sleep (you need a relaxing Sleep Easy bath soak in the evening).

All College Green products are made with top quality, natural ingredients in small batches. I've been awarded a Plastic Free Champion by Surfers Against Sewage for my commitment to sustainable packaging and reducing unnecessary waste, and have been recommended in The Telegraph's guide to the Cotswolds.

A square wooden Plastic Free Champion award

College Green products are available here, at Stroud Farmers' Market on the fourth Saturday of every month, and at selected markets around Christmas.

Bath soaks are also available in Made in Stroud, under the Bathe in Stroud and Mermaid in Stroud labels.

If you have a question, comment or suggestion then I’d love to hear from you.

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