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About Badeanstalten

​An old proverb says that you should make things as simple as possible, but not simpler. And that’s exactly what we, here at Badeanstalten, try to do.
We use old-fashioned methods, but we enhance them with modern knowledge and experience. We fill our products with carefully-selected ingredients and a good portion of common sense – all with the simple desire to create products that focus on relaxation, care and well-being.

We develop and produce our wellness and skincare products in Denmark, based on inspiration from the old bathhouses, current trends and the beautiful natural surroundings we have right at our doorstep. 

Traditions as a refuge from everyday life

​Since ancient times, bathhouses have positioned the bath as a relaxing timeout; a simple route to an amazing feeling of well-being. The white tiles, the dented washbasins with peeling enamel, the terrazzo flooring, the sound of running water, and the wood wool used to scrub the skin: In these humble surroundings, people from all levels of society have undressed and allowed the shower’s warm water to wash away the trials of everyday life.

Today, we live in a fast-paced, complex world. We’re constantly bombarded with all manner of issues we have to process and understand. In the midst of this frenzy, we strive to hold on to the traditions of a simpler time. Our products are designed for that daily refuge; the place where you can shut out the world, step into the bath and care for your physical and mental well-being.
We call this “Wellness with Traditions”.

Honesty as a policy

​The health and beauty industry can be a bit of a jungle, filled with certifications with varying degrees of transparency and exotic product offerings that promise a land flowing with milk and honey.

Badeanstalten’s products, on the other hand, are made from simple, carefully-selected ingredients, such as softening vegetable oils, fragrant ethereal oils, herbal extracts, clay, sea salt and honey. We want to create intoxicating sensory experiences that aren’t packaged in magical sales pitches. Experiences that are built on confidence in the perfect combination of the best ingredients. What drives us is the desire to create honest products that don’t promise more than they can deliver.

We usually say that our soaps cleanse your skin, while our creams and oils moisturize and nourish it. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. 

Slow and steady wins the race

​Now and then it takes a bit of extra time and dedication to create modern skincare using traditional methods. It’s a long process, where we first have to find the suppliers and ingredients that live up to our quality standards. Then, we test the ingredients and develop the formulas – a painstaking process where we don’t accept “good enough”.

Our traditional liquid soap is a good example of this process in action. Whereas liquid soap is most commonly made with sulfates, ours is made of saponified oils. Making a liquid soap without sulfates isn’t easy, especially when you refuse to compromise on the user experience. Sulfate-free soaps often have a mediocre foam, and it’s taken a lot of trial and error to make a liquid soap that only contains pure saponified oils, and still foams nicely.

Danish craftsmanship since 2002

​Our passion for soaps and skincare started in a little kitchen in Aalborg, Denmark in 2002. It was here that Iben Park Holm established Badeanstalten with a small assortment of handmade soaps. At that time, it was all about good craftsmanship and exquisite ingredients – and the same is true today. 

Production quickly outgrew that little kitchen, and today the company is located in Nørresundby, Denmark. Here a group of dedicated employees run Badeanstalten. Our factory is always filled with the wonderful aroma of ethereal oils and the sounds of lively, active workers preparing herbal extracts, weighing fats, pouring oils into bottles and slicing fresh soaps. We hope you will enjoy using our products just as much as we enjoy making them.

To Denmark - and the world

​​We sell our products through authorized distributors throughout Denmark. Our products can also be purchased in our online webshop. We expand our selection every year with new products based on exciting themes

The selection consists of:

  • Handmade soap

  • Bodyscrub

  • Facial and body creams

  • Facial and body oils

  • Facial mud masks

  • Liquid soap and bodywash

  • Accessories