19th November 2018
At Emirates Spinnaker Tower, we are on a journey to work with a range local suppliers located within the 23 mile radius of our breath-taking view both within in our retail and catering services, giving our guests a real taste of Portsmouth.
Southsea Bathing Hut create home-made artisan skincare products, body and bathing accessories.
A proud resident of Southsea, Samantha (Founder & Director at Southsea Bathing Hut) taught herself to make soap using the traditional ‘cold process’ method – the way your grandparents might have made it. Samantha read about Portsmouth’s long-lost heritage as a soap-making city. Now, Southsea Bathing Hut bring you a whole range of products, designed to make your skincare experience as restorative as a soothing trip to the seaside.
Every product is lovingly handmade and packaged here in small batches, using traditional methods. The original recipes are totally unique. Southsea Bathing Hut use the highest quality, natural ingredients with the best benefits for your skin. They’re never tested on animals and are free from all the nasty stuff – it’s so natural it’s classed as vegan!
Until the 1930s, Portsmouth had a flourishing tallow chandlery (candle) and soap making industry. The major players were William Tilly & Son of Prospect Row and Doudney’s of Commercial Road. They were largely tied into Portsmouth naval activity, born by the need to keep ships, uniforms and equipment pristine.
Southsea Bathing Hut is bringing this forgotten part of Portsmouth’s heritage back to life. Their artisan soaps are made as they would have been produced back in Victorian times and their soaps are cured for an unusual 4 months to produce a purer, higher quality and harder soap!
At our Gift Shop here at Emirates Spinnaker Tower, you can find Southsea Bathing Hut’s beautiful products including Artisan Soaps, from Aloe Sailor to Seaweed Lavender Patchouli, Lavender Blooming Bath & Shower Oil and Salty Sea Scrubs!