Scrub Up Skye Style

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They scrub up alright on the Isle of Skye and I’d like to think that’s largely down to the help of these two pretty wee companies (though I’m confident they were capable of washing their pits and shaving their legs a while before they came along). As with all the great businesses we love on Mabel’s Log, they’re not short of a good story and so it goes that one (the candle one) was born through the loins of the other (metaphorically speaking. Love some loins chat). Both smell unbearably lovely, both deliver fantastically high quality products and both use the finest natural ingredients in the land. Mabel loves.

Isle of Skye Soap Company


Situated in Portree, the Isle of Skye’s biggest town, since 2002 this home grown and sweet smelling wee company specialises is beautiful hand-crafted aromatherapy oils, soaps, candles, bath bombs, lotions and potions. Made using only the purest essential oils, many of the products are lovingly handmade on the premises and they make wonderful gifts. If you’re starting your Christmas shopping early, start here. Lucky for all of us, you can buy them online or if you happen to be passing Portree, pop into their pretty shop in Somerled Square.

Isle of Skye Candle Company

Funnily enough, James, who founded this wee business in 2006, came to Skye from the smokes of Glasgow to work for the soap company (it’s a VERY small world for islanders) and it was his new found love for working with oils and scents that got him fired up to make his own candles. Using 100% renewable soya wax and finest quality oils, his gorgeous candles are handmade from start to finish. I can tell you for free, they smell DELICIOUS. And you don’t have to go all the way to Skye to smell them for yourselves, you can buy them online at If you’re getting married they do a great deal on bulk buys for wedding favours – I’d be all OVER that as a guest! Lush.

Well there’s an excuse for a long, candle-lit bubble bath with a chilled glass of wine if ever I saw one. See you in a couple of hours.