St Patrick’s Weekend

Our year starts in earnest this St. Patrick’s Weekend. You can find us outside the main entrance to Christ Church Cathedral on Friday the 16th of March and St. Patrick’s Day Saturday the 17 of March from 10 till 5. We will be in our usual gazebo with our full complement of products on hand. […]

Bend in the Barrow Christmas Markets 2016

Christmas Markets begin at Christchurch Cathedral

Christmas Markets 2016 Are you ready for Christmas Markets yet?  No?  Well, were not sure were ready yet either. The Christmas shopping season seems to get earlier and earlier every year. For better or worse our first Christmas Market for 2016 is tomorrow the 25th of November and Saturday the 26th of November at Christchurch […]

Ballymaloe House Christmas Craft Fair

Ballymaloe Christmas Craft Fair

Ballymaloe Christmas Craft Fair 2016 Come visit Bend in the Barrow in The Big Barn at the Ballymaloe Christmas Craft Fair this Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th of November from 10 am till 6pm. Besides our lovely assortment of handmade soaps, balms, shaving soap, and accessories you will find over 100 stalls presenting […]

Craft Fair in Dun Laoghaire

Craft Fair at Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire You can find Bend in the Barrow tomorrow, Sunday May 22nd, at the Craft Fair at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire from 10 till 5.  Available to you on the day are the wares of some 60 crafters.  So come on out and pay a […]

Kilkenny Sunday Market, Callan Road Bend in the Barrow

Kilkenny Sunday Market, Callan Road

Come visit us at Kilkenny Sunday Market Come visit us at the Kilkenny Sunday Market and Car boot Sale. The market is located about 3 miles South of the Kilkenny ring road just off the Callan Road (N76). We will be there from 8 till 2. Indoor/outdoor If you are not familiar this market, it […]

Bend in the Barrow

Bend in the Barrow is a family business which produces Irish handmade soap, shaving soap and balms all of which are 100% Vegan. We operate near the banks of the Barrow River in County Kildare, Ireland. Formulation of our products started in 2011 with the goal of providing extraordinary high quality handmade soap at affordable prices using ethical and earth friendly practices

Irish Handmade Soap

Our luxurious rustic Irish handmade soap give loads of lather. The soap is made in small batches from select natural vegetable oils, butters, essential oils, fragrance oils, and plant derived ingredients known as botanicals. We use botanicals and clays to give our handcrafted soaps natural colour. Our soaps are largely made from olive and coconut oils along with significant contributions from avocado, apricot kernel and castor oil along with cocoa and shea butter. Our expanding range of soaps includes !00% coconut oil soaps, a 92% olive oil bar for those with sensitive skin and our Garden bar with pumice which is ideal for scrubbing dirty hands.

Our rich creamy handmade soaps are ready for you to purchase as a luxurious treat for yourself or as an affordable gift for that special friend or loved one. Our Irish handmade soap is available here at our website shop or you can visit us at one of the markets we attend. You can find out about where we will be in the near future by by visiting our markets page on this site or by visiting our Bend in the Barrow Facebook Page.

Our many varieties ensure that there is a fragrance for every personal preference. Users of our handmade soaps have described our various tempting scents as soothing, lush, dreamy, spicy, earthy, erotic, fresh, brisk, lasting and exotic.

Neither palm oil, palm kernel oil nor animal fats are used in making our Irish handmade soap and other products Besides having no palm oil, our soap is Vegan and Earth friendly. Vast forests have been striped bare for the plantation of palm plants robbing the orangutan and other species of their native habitats. Some people are mistaken in the belief that there is such a thing as “sustainable” palm oil. The fact is that using any palm oil drives and increases overall demand for the product thereby contributing to the destruction of sensitive ecosystems.