The wool fat soap

Composition unchanged since 1900, ideal for sensitive skin and your wool sweaters

Natural lanolin based soap


Arthur Beale

Arthur Beale started out as a rope maker under the name John Buckinghams around the year 1500. Today, they are still at the same location in the St Giles area of London, only back then, the shop was surrounded by flax fields which served for the rope production.

Arthur Beale, the person, started working at the company as an office boy in 1890 at 15 years old. By 1901 he had climbed his way up the hierarchy and the company changed its name to Beale and Cloves and soon after to Arthur Beale.

The company was famous for their ropes, supplying the most advanced alpine explorers on the earliest Everest expeditions as well as Ernest Shackleton on his polar exploits.

After the First World War, the company specialized in yachting equipment and apart from that, was the supplier of the Ministry of Defence. They also supplied flags and decorations for banquets and other ceremonies. In fact, it was Arthur Beale that put the flag pole on Buckingham Palace and Arthur Beale, the person, who broke the flag for the King’s Coronation. In 1932, Arthur Beale passed away and his son, also named Arthur, succeeded him.

During the 50-60’s, yachting and boating became very popular amongst middle-class families and business was thriving. In fact, Arthur Beale was one of the founders of the original London Boat Show.

Today, the company is a symbol of British yachting and exploration and offers a wide range of products: from boat equipment to the sailor’s wardrobe.

Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate, Aqua, Parfum, Coumarin, Linalool, Glycerin, Sodium Chrloride, Lanolin, C177891, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate

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This soap is made using techniques unchanged since the early 1900s. A minimal ingredient list for great effects. Derived from wool fat, the lanolin it contains is perfect for sensitive skin. 

In 1900, Yorkshire pharmacist Fred Mitchell noticed that shepherds, who sheared and sorted wool, had particularly soft hands. He attributed this unique softness to lanolin, naturally contained in wool. Lanolin is an oil naturally secreted by sheep, which has antibacterial and antifungal properties, perfect for skin problems such as eczema. 

Fred Mitchell, noticing its emollient properties, created a soap with wool fat that is both softening and breathable. It allows oxygen to pass through, while guaranteeing the skin's hydration. 

Multi-functional, this soap can be used in the shower for young and old, for shaving, as well as for cleaning your most fragile wools. When your favorite wool sweater is stained, gently rub the soap with a little water and watch the miracle happen.