Featured stockist: Odds and Suds
Jenny Elesmore started Odds And Suds in 2001, opening her first shop in Tavistock to offer the people of Devon an array of wonderful handmade soaps, each individually wrapped and made with love.
These days, Jenny trades online as well as relocating her Tavistock shop and opening a second shop in Ashburton to give her more space to showcase her soaps and original finds of china and hand painted furniture.
Each product is made in the company’s Tavistock workshop, using natural oils and water for the base and the finest essential oils, herbs and flowers to add fragrance and colour.
Jenny shared her expertise with Kirstie Allsopp in 2009 and taught her how to make soap to give to friends and family for the Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas series:“As well as gift boxes, we now offer a delightful scented favour too, perfect for weddings, parties or other special occasions,” Jenny told us. “We have a selection, so you can find something to suit you and our bespoke service allows you to add your own personal touch.”
Jenny’s shop style has always been her trademark, with a lovely rustic feel in each shop and wonderful window displays. Jenny feels Pretty Nostalgic is the perfect magazine to complement her products, style and ethics: “We love the general style and look of the magazine, even the paper is great and it has a real coffee table feel to it. Our customers will love the great articles, style and collectable nature.”
Odds And Suds Tavistock
Odds And Suds Ashburton
Words by Michaela Parker, south west regional editor