About Us

Us

Jorgie & Jenny

We are a family business, created and run by Jenny and Jorgie, making hand made soaps and skincare from natural plant oils & butters. From the outset we laid down our parameters; no preservatives, no sulphates, no palm oil or palm derivatives, everything must be plant based and all testing must only be done on willing humans.

Creams 

Pots of cream, individually filled

 Our business started life at the Jinney Ring, in Worcestershire, back in 2011. As it is a craft centre, we were allowed to sell only products we made ourselves. This initial constriction ultimately defined the way we manage the business today, and we still make all our cosmetic products, ourselves, by hand.

Jinney Ring Craft Centre 

The Jinney Ring

 We soon outgrew our little unit, and as much as we loved the Jinney Ring, with all it’s quirky crafters, we needed bigger premises. We opened another unit in Hatton Shopping Village, in Warwickshire and began expanding our range; developing new products, and increasing our on-line presence.

Hatton

Hatton Shopping Village

 We found product development to be really rewarding. A customer would ask for something we didn’t make; if it sounded like a good idea, we would do our research, create a few samples, let them, and other customers try it until we had a product that worked. Then we’d make a batch for sale. If it sold out, we’d make more, if it didn’t, we’d learned something and built on our knowledge, so it was always fun and interesting.

Kitchen Aid

Freshly whipped body butters

 Once again, we encountered the same problems we’d had before – there just wasn’t enough space, so we began a search for new premises. After a recommendation from a friend, we made a trip to Shrewsbury one day. It was perfect. There were thriving independent shops, cafes and restaurants, with a mix of beautiful architecture from across the centuries. Could we find a premises though? After taking time to wander the little cobbled back streets of the old town and searching the maze of little alleyways, which we later found were called “shuts”, we came across a tall, narrow, four storied Georgian property, looking like it came straight out of Harry Potter, right on the High Street. It was meant to be.

Sign Writing

Our new shop

 6 months later we had sold our house in Birmingham, closed our units in the Worcestershire and Warwickshire and started our next chapter in Shropshire. We opened the shop on the ground floor, made soaps and bath bombs on the first floor and skincare on the floor above. On the top floor we kept all our packaging. A lot of stairs kept us fit!

Open for business

 Our little shop became successful, our on-line sales grew and grew, and you’ve guessed it – we needed more space. This time we were staying put, and began to look for a separate premises where we could concentrate on manufacturing. That’s when we found our little unit a few hundred yards from the shop, near the English Bridge. It was perfect.

Blue Lemon Team

Annette

 Shortly after we increased our team, taking on Annette and Toni to work in the shop. Previously they worked in House of Fraser and Debenhams and have bags of customer service experience. They both spent a few weeks at the unit first, making soaps and learning all about our ingredients and philosophy. You can be sure that whoever is working in the shop when you come to visit, you'll be able to get great first hand product information, recommendations and service.

Blue Lemon Team

Toni

 Who knows what our next stage will be, but one thing will be certain, our products and service will remain unbeatable!

The shoppe