I’m Sophia Tapper, mother, chemist, and creator. I make traditional soaps, seaweed infused face oil, shampoo and conditioner which is all inspired by my love of the sea. I have always enjoyed creating and my academic background in chemistry means I have the toolkit to formulate great products for you and me.


Why choose Tappermade products?

I’m a fussy customer when it comes to my skin and hair, especially now that I have reached my 40’s.

For example, over the past 10 years I have tried a plethora of shampoo bars that didn’t work well so I went about formulating my own because I am determined to ditch unnecessary plastic. The result is my pH-balanced, sulfate-free Kelpie shampoo bars.

My fussiness and skills as a chemist mean that I am driven to make products that work, are sustainable, and are as friendly to the environment as possible.

I am currently a one-woman band making these products from my studio while my children are at school. I have ambitions for this business to grow but I can not do this without your support. If buying high-quality products from a small business is important to you then grab some goodies and enjoy!

Handmade in Exeter, Devon.

My products are handmade in Devon, UK from ingredients that are as locally sourced as possible.

I am a member of the Trading Standards Buy With Confidence scheme. It is important that my customers know that Tappermade is a trustworthy maker and seller. I have Made in Devon stamp of approval because my ingredients are as locally sourced as possible and I comply with all regulations.

I am always researching the formulation of new recipes and am particularly interested in sea foraging for ingredients, check out the Research & Development if you would like to know what I am working on now.

The pictures I have used on this website were produced by the talented Philippa Raud. www.pipraud.com

Member of The Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers (Reg No: 8036)


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