Set amongst picturesque grapevine covered slopes in the heart of the world-renowned Margaret River wine region, is the Vasse Virgin Soap Factory. Formerly 'The Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory', the business has thrived in the South West of Western Australia for over 18 years and is well-known amongst the locals. The Soap Factory was built using recycled timbers from the Busselton Jetty, as well as Wandoo or White Gum from Kojonup in Western Australia and corrugated tin - all chosen in-keeping with the country, down to earth spirit of the products within.
The Factory itself was originally a machinery shed that has since been renovated in order to allow visitors to Vasse Virgin to overlook the soap making process from a mezzanine level. Here, guests are also able to interact with the Soap Maker and the production staff, providing the perfect opportunity to see how some of our unique products are made, whilst having our friendly staff on hand to assist with product information and use. In addition to viewing the soap making process and enjoying the beautiful aromas of the essential oils, guests can also test and try the various products at our designated testing stations, including the wide range of soap bars, sample the lotions, balms, scrubs and massage oils. Truly this is a sanctuary for the senses.
Vasse Virgin's Soap Factory has also been expanded to include a gourmet food room, featuring the best in olive oil and olive condiments. Sample the estate's own grown oils, as well as a complete range of extra virgin olive oils sourced from select groves in Western Australia. Guests are also invited to sample the balsamic vinegars, dukkahs, pestos, handmade tapenades, jams, mustards, pickles, vinaigrettes and pasta sauces - a gastronomic delight! Following our skin care philosophy, all of Vasse Virgin's gourmet food products are 100% natural, preservative-free and made without artificial additives, colourings or flavourings. Each product is handmade by our very own Vasse Virgin Chef, and the enticing samples are hard to walk past. This truly unique and exciting Margaret River attraction is certainly a must-see for both the international and local visitors alike. The Soap Factory is open 10am to 5pm daily, closed Christmas and Boxing Day. We are also wheelchair friendly.