Our Story

The only good thing to come out of this pandemic for me is Batti & Co. When we started working from our homes, we stopped traveling to work. And like any other Mumbaikar, it meant that I ended up saving at least three to three and a half hours of time everyday. I am a restless individual and don't fair well with a lot of spare time on my hands. So I started making candles, something I learnt to do at age ten. But this did not challenge me enough. So when I came across online courses related to soap making, it piqued my interest! I decided to learn the art and the science of soap making. I tried, experimented, failed and tried again. It was quite a journey to even reach a point where I could feel confident in asking my friends and family to test out these soaps for feedback.

Starting with melt and pour soap making process, it was fairly simple and does not take a lot of time. Then once I was done trying all possible techniques with that process, my friends and family, too, seemed convinced that I can take this to the next level. I then started learning the cold process of making soaps. While this is a fairly complex process, it is the most satisfying and rewarding experience. The soaps made of this process are considered the best for our skin as it uses no heat in the making. The oils and butters can be perfectly controlled to create desired and customised soaps.

I am a bath and skin care aficionado. I personally feel there is no luxury that can beat the simplicity and candour of something that has been hand made. And when I could create my own soaps, there was nothing stopping me from sharing this with everyone. And that's how and why Batti & Co. came into existence. We are for everyone whose bathrooms are as exciting as their lives! 

The name 'Batti & Co.' comes from the Hindi heartland word 'sabun ki batti' meaning cake of soap. Since I hail from Chhattisgarh I wanted to keep a name which depicts my roots while still being crystal clear as to what we make. Our ingredients are desi but our soaps scream luxury. It is for those whose self love is not restricted to inspirational quotes but translates into everything they touch, breathe and bathe. 

Batti & Co. - a collection of artisanal and hand crafted bathing experiences. We are a bath boutique who chooses the traditional method of making bathing bars (battis) - Cold Process, simply because it creates the best quality battis. Passed down through generations, the cold process soap making method creates gentle battis that are cured over four to six weeks, producing a long-lasting bar with ultimate hydration and nourishment to the skin. Our battis are handmade from locally sourced and unprocessed raw materials and are ideal to preserve the benefits of plant-derived butters and oils. We work very hard to formulate each of our recipes to suit a variety of Indian skin types. We are dedicated to create a truly luxurious bathing experience with vegetable oils, fruit and seed butters, essential oils, herbs and botanicals. We have a range of battis with a wide variety to match your skin type, mood and even the time of the day! In an effort to give you a complete and an indulgent bathing experience we have also added bath salts to our humble range. Handcrafted with mineral rich salts, botanicals and essential oils to soothe your sore muscles, soften your skin and relax your senses.


- Faaizah Husain

Bathing experience curator and founder, artisan and lover of Batti & Co.