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We all want to look our best for our self confidence and how others see us yet it isn't always possible.

As a teenager suffering from problematic sensitive skin with an allergy to zinc, I realised the problem was not my skin but the products I was buying from the local chemist and supermarket.

Something had to change and quick because my skin problems were out of control.

― Mary Jean Elizabeth Quinn

Mary Elizabeth Jean

Mary Jean Elizabeth, autumn 2018 on a stroll through the Inchberry woodlands.

How did it all Start?

I had read about the use of essential oils in aromatherapy and the overall benefits they had for the skin, body and mind.

Using well known authored books and the internet to find out more about cold-pressed carrier oils, their use and benefits and blending of essential oils.

This went on for over a decade actually. Just hungry for knowledge.

My brother Leslie said one day I should go into business for what I was doing. By this point, mid-2007, I was heavily involved in soap making and having the time of my life.

So Mary Jean began to take shape throughout 2007 and into 2008. My mother Elizabeth was roped into it as well. We researched EU regulations as my brother developed an online presence.

The company Mary Jean became a legal entity on the 28th of November, 2008.

Mary Jean is the family owned soap manufacturer from the historic Highland Speyside

Mary Jean is family owned and operated. Our family stand behind the quality of our products and believe in our values. From our family to your family sharing the enjoyment of quality soaps, balms and more besides.

Please read on to discover why Mary Jean is for you and your family. There is something special, usually, with a small business. We hope you find out what.

― Mary & Elizabeth

Our Goals

Provide you a promise to only use the best ingredients we can source from an ethical, cruelty-free supply chain.

  • expand our product range

  • continue to use glass and aluminium

  • secure accreditation, go after more awards

You tell us time and again how gorgeous the soaps are. To bring our brand presence and products closer to you is what we want to happen.

Our Values

Mary Jean has always been about you, our customer and a quality of product. Ideals supported by family values you can easily relate to.

  • organic as a first, best choice

  • use minimal product packaging

  • value for money for family budgets

Old crafting traditions are best for our planet, for sure. We do not want to change anything to upset the balance we've found for growth and use of resources.

Drummuir Loch Park in late winter 2018, off road trail through

Loch Na Bo Fochabers Moray Scotland in early summer 2019, high midge season for the Highland Midge lotion

The Scottish Highland Speyside has many loch parks such as Drummuir and this one at Millbuies, Elgin late autumn 2019

From the top clockwise, Drummuir Loch Park winter 2018, Millbuies Country Park autumn 2019, Loch Na Bo early summer 2019.

Understandably, as a family, we have a thing about woodlands and lochs.

How thankful we feel for the rich diverse nature found throughout the Speyside. As far south as Aviemore, and north to the Moray coast there's a wood for roaming and a loch for moments of calm.


Mary Jean® Cruelty Free Beauty & Fragrance

Our Mission.. ?

To bring the best possible skincare product to as many as who care about their health, beauty and planet.

Natural and pure, organic is best and better. No pesticide residue or other toxin, your family is in safe hands. This is worry-free beauty at its best.

Sustainable, handmade in small batch, fresh, green and eco-friendly. Cruelty free and ethical practices.

  • knowing how best to use what nature has given us, targeted formulations

  • provide genuine quality and affordable skin care without premium prices

  • continue to follow traditional family values, safe guarding our brand and trust

We take pride in doing business right. The belief that people, wildlife, and planet are more important than profit guides everything we do.

Our Passion

Some people love their countryside, the wildlife.

Myself and my family do more than love our natural world. We worship it. It is this one constant in our universe that feeds the passion we have.

From taking long walks along our country lanes, misty drizzle in the early morning. The deer come down for the new grass, entranced as our presence disturbes their feasting.

Cattle come running to you. Friendly and foolish all the same they snort with joy as you stop to say hello. See them often enough you give each of them a name, you will.

Pheastants startled, they take to flight in a fearful cry warning others.

If you are seasoned by rural country life, your camera is ready. Because nature plays a good theatre.

― Mary Jean Elizabeth Quinn

Our Customers Thoughts


Ian (02/08/2020)

Does What It Says On The Ton

Read about, thought I would give it a try👍

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Helen (31/07/2020)


We live in the country and this July the midges are fierce in the wooded part of our garden. So I purchased the insect repellent and it is marvellous. Well done ladies!!

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Heather (17/07/2020)

Midge Repellent

Great for keeping them away.

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