A Tablespoon of Earth and a Teaspoon of Nature

A Quick Guide on Using Natural Clays in Cosmetics and CP Soap You may have seen our current advert campaign in the press or online recently that involves a subtle and traditional approach to soap and bath bomb making. Being a summer campaign, we wanted to reflect the image and feeling of ‘handmade’ and ‘rustic’ […]

#Makeitmonday – EcoSparks Festival Face Paint

  1OO% Plastic Free Recipe Whatever festival you’re getting excited about this summer whether it’s Latitude, Bestival, Womad, Reading & Leeds or even the BBC Proms, on your packing list should definitely be glitter! Here at the SoapKitchen HQ we’ve got you covered, what better way to carry on with this month’s #plasticfreejuly than our […]

#MakeItMonday – Melt and Pour Magical Unicorn Horn

  A new product has landed at the Soap Kitchen which may just add a little magic to your handmade creations! EcoSparks, a glitter that’s derived from natural Mica, is 100% plastic free and makes this an ideal ingredient in our sparkly ‘Make it Monday’ this week. Follow the quick and easy recipe to make […]

#MakeItMonday – Cold Process Whipped Seaside Soap

  #MakeItMonday – Seaside Whipped Soap Did you know that the Soap Kitchen is situated in a small North Devon coastal town? We are so lucky that we can just pop to the seaside on a sunny day! This week, we wanted to create a #MIM soap recipe with an extra DIY twist and a […]

Formula Botanica’s Timi Racz shares her 5 most frequently used ingredients.

        As an organic and natural cosmetic formulator and the Education Manager at Formula Botanica, people are always asking me what my favourite ingredients are to work with. Today’s market is flooded with colourful oils, nourishing butters, wonderfully potent and aromatic extracts and essential oils. The list is endless and is growing day […]

#MakeItMonday – Bath salts – DIY Wedding favours

DIY Wedding Favours – Bath Salts Pop the Champagne, it’s wedding season, YAY! I don’t know about you, but we love a summer celebration filled with love and forever happiness. Are you getting married this year or know somebody that is? We have a DIY recipe that could make that day extra special and personal. […]

Interview with a maker – Raynah Thomas – April Maker of the month winner!

Interview with a Maker Raynah Thomas – April Maker of the month winner Introduce yourself… I’m Raynah, a hobby soap melter from Birmingham. I’m also a teacher, cat lover, folk music fan, chicken keeper and sight hound owner. How long have you been making? I started making last year in October. A friend posted some […]

#MakeItMonday – Baby Shower Favours

Teddy Bear Bath Bombs – Baby Shower Favours There must be a baby boom at the moment because all we see is bumps, scans and congratulations posts online, and then not to mention a couple of grandparents-to-be here at TSK! This calls for a baby themed #MIM and we are always looking for ideas for […]

The Power of Activated Charcoal!

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL In recent years, Activated charcoal has exploded into the health & beauty industry as a natural detoxifier, this extremely effective ingredient is now being used in a wide range of personal care products. The primary use for activated charcoal in the health and beauty industry started off with tooth whitening, with the help […]

#MakeItMonday – Heart Soap on a Rope

#MakeItMonday – Heart Soap on a Rope Are you feeling the love this Monday after the royal wedding festivities? we certainly are! That’s why this #MIM is perfectly timed. In the TSK kitchen, we have been thinking of crafty ways to utilise the odds and ends we have in our soap cupboard. Whilst stumbling upon […]