Linear Swirl – Cold Process Soap Technique Focus

For our recent winter campaign, we were inundated with lots of soapy inspiration and it made us makers in the creative team eager to try out some new techniques! One technique we were yet to try was the ‘Linear Swirl’. So, kitted out with Christmas-y coloured micas, we put it to the test. Our first […]

The Rise of the Shampoo Bar

Shampoo bars are becoming more and more popular and there is good reason; With our quest for a plastic free life (or at least using less of it) we need to look for suitable alternatives and removing the need for bottles in the shower is a good start. Although usually promoted as shampoo bars they […]

Gingerbread Men Bath Bomb

Sneak peek….our Gingerbread Men Bath Bomb! We’ve been counting down the days till Christmas since June here at TSK HQ! That’s compulsory when you have to prepare for Christmas campaigns well in advance.  Our bath bomb gingerbread men were by far the stars of the show. You may see them soon in some of our […]

Rules & Regulations- legally selling products

If you’ve been making soaps & cosmetics for family & friends as gifts but are looking to take it to the next level, then craft markets are the logical next step, but what are the rules to selling products legally?   It’s officially October, that means that those Christmas craft markets are drawing ever closer. […]

Halloween Special – Pumpkin Whipped Soap

Want to make some handmade goodies in time for the late October festivities? Look no further, we have adapted our easy whipped soap recipe to reflect a subtle hint of Halloween. The colours and detail of this soap have been inspired by the popular event but, of course you can apply this recipe to whatever […]

Introducing…Dartmoor Skincare

Here at the Soap Kitchen we’re always looking to support  local, like minded companies, we have been in contact with Dartmoor Skincare, who have recently launched some new products inspired by a visit to our Cold Process workshop here at the Soap Kitchen, but before we look at those, let’s hear a bit about them. […]

Cosy Fireplace Reed Diffuser

NEW FRAGRANCE ALERT!! A new product always calls for a special ‘MakeitMonday’. Last week, 3 new seasonal fragrances made their way into the hands of the creative suite staff and it got us excited for the colder months ahead. With the autumnal equinox falling yesterday, the evenings will now be getting shorter, so it’s time […]

Coconut Oil- the science, benefits & uses

Stephensons, one of our biggest suppliers, recently wrote an interesting article about Coconut Oil, which we are sharing with you now. So, over to you Stephensons… WHAT EXACTLY IS COCONUT OIL Naturally occurring in coconuts, coconut oil is white and solid in form at room temperature. With a melting temperature of 25°C, the oil then […]

Butterscotch Ombre Candle (ft. ECO SOY)

  Its back! The ‘oh so popular’ EcoSoya wax has landed back in the Soap Kitchen. Of course, this calls for a candle related ‘Make it Monday’.  We love a good reason to get stuck in to the candle making ingredients we sell here at TSK and choosing a yummy fragrance is always fun! Let’s […]

How to Know If a Skincare Product is Natural

Understanding the word ‘natural’ is one of the hardest tasks of all in the skincare & green beauty business. Online Organic Cosmetic Science School Formula Botanica offers some practical advice on how to research ingredients and decide what natural means to you.     With global organic beauty market trends showing the green beauty sector […]