The soap making twins behind The Lakes Bath Tub Company

PUBLISHED: 00:00 13 January 2020

Twin soapstars Emma and Sarah Whiting produce another batch of luxury goods for their company The Lakes Bathtub Co

Twin soapstars Emma and Sarah Whiting produce another batch of luxury goods for their company The Lakes Bathtub Co

Milton Haworth

Twins from Grange want their soaps and shampoos to be the best, bar none.

Twin Soapstars Emma (left) and Sarah Whiting produce soy candles which can be used to massage the skin for The Lakes Bathtub CoTwin Soapstars Emma (left) and Sarah Whiting produce soy candles which can be used to massage the skin for The Lakes Bathtub Co

Twins Sarah and Emma Whiting are hoping to clean up in the luxury bath soap market. What started out as a hobby making soap for Emma's sensitive skin is rapidly becoming a thriving business.

The 26-year-old soap stars produce and package their high quality items in the kitchen of their home at Allithwaite, near Grange-Over-Sands.

'We started The Lakes Bath Tub Company five years ago when we lived in Staveley but 2019 has been our best year by far,' said Emma. 'We have started selling at more fairs and festivals in the North West with our own custom made gazebo. And all those hours standing, freezing and wet at festivals and winter fairs over the winter months seems to be paying off.

'We recently set up our stall at The Holker Winter Fair, the famous Dickensian Festival in Ulverston and the Hawkshead Christmas Fair.'

The products they create with natural ingredients on the kitchen table include soaps, body washes, and room sprays. And they have also launched a range of new products such as poppy seed and goats' milk soaps, cherry bath bombs, orange and calendula shampoo bars and soap infused sponges that last for several weeks.

The sisters have recently branched out to produce a range of scented candles and their products are now stocked in a number of local shops and gift stores and their new website has helped to boost their sales.

'One of my personal favourites is a new candle made from Soy wax,' said Sarah. 'We also offer a bespoke "Create your own gift set" service where products can be added to create the perfect, personal gift box.'

For more information, go to thelakesbathtub.co.uk

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