Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

Running a creative business can be great when it comes to the product making part, but sometimes us creatives struggle with the promotional side of things. So we’ve put together a few tips to get you ahead of the marketing game, because there’s no point making lovely stuff if nobody knows its there to buy. […]

Bubblegum Bath Putty

#Makeitmonday Scruba-dub-dub bath putty in the tub! Our next instalment of kid friendly makes this month, it’s bubblegum bath putty time! Ever struggled getting the kids excited about bath time, well worry no more, we have the answer, this gooey soapy creation will be a sure hit. And surprisingly, only uses a few household ingredients. […]

Natural Sunscreens

The current heatwave may have brought many of us to the beaches and the great outdoors but for those who are wary of excessive sun exposure and the risks to skin health, a good quality skincare product containing sunscreen is a must. A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that “up to 90% […]

#MakeItMonday – Mutlicolour Starfish Bath Bomb

To celebrate the wonderful weather we are having this summer, all throughout August we want to bring you lots of fun, colourful and summery recipes to try out, all family friendly, to help keep the kids busy this school holidays, so this week’s ‘make it Monday’ is an adapted version of our basic bath bomb recipe. […]

Scallop Shell candle

On a recent trip to the South Devon coast, I collected a bag full of scallop shells from the beach that the local fishermen had discarded (after keeping their delicious catch). I bought them in for a brainstorming session to the creative team, whilst thinking what to do with all these wonderful shells, we took […]

Lesley Loves…Fabric dyeing with a ‘natural twist’

Our products are not just suitable for use in soap and toiletries but we have ingredients that can be used for a variety of crafting activities. Like many of our customers, I have many crafting hobbies and often try new things after reading books, looking at social media and websites for inspiration. Currently, I am […]

Easy Homemade Aloe and Coconut Solid Shampoo Bars

    If you didn’t already know, it’s #plasticfreejuly ‘Plastic free July’ is a global movement with a mission to combat plastic use and waste. Originating from a small group in Western Australia, the following has now stretched to 150 countries worldwide, all with the aim to give up single-use plastic. This challenge has inspired […]

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 […]