Never Mind The Carbolics



…here’s ethically sourced handmade Dublin soap.


Suzanne Clarke writes:

“I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a little write up on my soap. I launched the business in November 2013 Suzanne Clarke [named in honour of Suzanne’s great grandfather Philip Clarke, 1913 Lockout veteran and a member of the Irish Citizens Army shot and killed in 1916].. it’s all handmade by myself…Each bar takes 4 to 6 weeks to cure, ensuring a good neutral PH. Olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax are carefully sourced, weighed and heated gently. We then add essential oils, herbs, botanical cleansers and exfoliants, and Irish spring water...Here are some outlets  where you can purchase them [€5.90 each]”

For further information contact Suzanne at

Clarke’s Dublin Soap

Irish Made Stuff marked Irish Made Stuff to No fee, bathroom products, etc.

21 thoughts on “Never Mind The Carbolics

    1. Mick Flavin

      I got the marketing wrong for my soap wholesalers, so we went bust…
      Ah well, that’s Lifebuoy…

  1. Sheila

    I bought a few of these as Christmas presents last December from the Merrion Square festive market. Alas I forgot to buy myself one. I must find out how they worked out for people.

    Nice packaging and fragrances, this is what made me buy the soap.

  2. Temple Bar Denizen

    TL;DR – ranting about marketing copy.

    So why is “heated gently” a pro, while, presumably, “boiled the fuppout of” is not? I’m not an expert in the field of saponification, and I doubt many people are, so the difference is not clear. I’m glad they weigh their ingredients, otherwise it could be a disaster, especially with all that unmentioned vicious caustic hydroxides you need to make soap.

    I do wish them well in their business but jesus wept the woo marketing totally puts me off it.

  3. Holden MaGroin

    Saponification – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Saponification is a process that produces soap, usually from fats and lye. It involves a reaction between a base, usually sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), and an …

  4. Shelly Cons

    Received a couple of bars of this soap as a Christmas gift and have been using it since as a treat to myself.. beautiful textures and aromas and leaves your skin feeling really silky, good for dry skin.. & great to know its all natural, Irish sourced ingredients and handmade to boot!

  5. mike

    Because the world doesn’t have enough soap.

    But mike, this is 1913 lockout soap.

    Oh, go on then.

  6. Kieran NYC

    Oooh! Looks like I have my ‘slightly-disappointing’ Christmas presents for my mother already!

  7. issiewissie

    yeah ‘carefully sourced’, ‘heated gently’ ‘cut by hand’ woo woo. some sharp hands they got there..
    six euro for a bar of soap!

  8. Stefania

    Got some of these soaps recently as a gift. They smell gorgeous and I’m still on the first bar. Just the job!

  9. whiskey hotel

    Nice to see an authentic tasteful Irish product. Good luck I hope you get to develop this for export and generate some well-needed GDP

  10. Vanina

    I think we need more natural, bad chemicals free products. I have stopped using regular soaps, body gels, conditioners and shampoos a couple years ago and never felt better. It’s great to see this type of alternative on the market especially for people with skin conditions and allergies. I bought Suzanne’s soap in Nourish on Wicklow St and I really like it.

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