Werfzeep - Botanical Gardens - Bergamot & Verbena

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Wonderfully soft skin in a natural way
A wealth of special plants grows in the Botanic Gardens in Utrecht, and Werfzeep makes special soaps from them.

Werfzeep works together with the Botanic Gardens Utrecht. A cross pollination!

This second edition is made with bergamot and lemon verbena, harvested in the Botanical Gardens.

The bergamot and verbena are distilled into hydrolate and essential oil. It has become a delicious fresh-sweet spring soap.

organic & handmade - vegan - free from palm oil, plastics or chemicals such as SLS - animal free.

Ingredients: saponified oils of coconut*, olive*, cocoa butter* and sunflower*; water; hydrolates of bergamot× and verbena×; essential oils of bergamot*, orange*, lemongrass*, petitgrain* and verbena×.

INCI (similar to package, international naming): sodium cocoate*, sodium olivate*, sodium cocoa butterate*, aqua, sodium sunflowerate*, aroma♢, aloysia citrodora water×, citrus bergamia peel/leaf water×, limoneneo, citralo, linaloolo, geraniolo.

*from certified organic origin ♢organic essential oils ×of the Botanical Gardens onatural component of essential oils.


Werfzeep originated in 2009 from Evelien's preference for old crafts and natural products. During a trip through Canada that she and Laurens made, she ended up on an idyllic family farm where, among other things, soap was made, with a ladle and a huge pan. The wooden house smelled like a fairytale and immediately on the first day Evelien helped with making soap. To her surprise, this handmade soap, which was in the shower and by the sink, was gentle and caring for her skin. Having been plagued with eczema since childhood, soap had been out of the question for years, but this soap turned out to be a very different story than anything she had become acquainted with until then, which mainly gave her a tight skin.

Soap made from oils is a completely different product than factory soap made from refined fatty acids, with additives such as foam improvers, synthetic perfumes and preservatives, which also have the glycerine skimmed off. This discovery was enough for Evelien to become completely captivated by soap, the artisanal soap seedling, all possible ingredients and the effect on the skin. She started developing her soaps in a historic wharf cellar on the Oudegracht in Utrecht. Now, eight years later, she works with a growing team in the beautiful soap workshop on the Westerkade.