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 […]

Whipped Juniper Soap (Cold Process)

#Makeitmonday You may have seen a rather luxurious looking juniper soap in some of our recent advertising images, so we thought we’d let you know how we made it. Below is the basic recipe for ‘Palm free’ cold process soap, made using the whipped technique. For the adverts, we used a mixture of 2 different […]

What wax and why…?

An Insight into TSK’s candle waxes Did you know? We have a great range of candle making equipment and ingredients here at TSK! It’s not always about soap you know. A common question online and for us at TSK HQ is… “I would like to make candles, what wax should I use?!” Although Candle making […]

Blueberry Galaxy Bath Bomb

#Makeitmonday- Blueberry Galaxy Bath Bomb Recipe inspired by Blueberry Blitzkrieg from ‘Fizz Boom Bath!’ by Isabel Bercaw & Caroline Bercaw. It’s almost back to school time, so we’ve got one last #makeitmonday that the kids can get involved with, this recipe is slightly more advanced than our previous starfish bath bomb. Get the kids imagination […]

Microbead Alternatives: how has the ban affected the soap industry?

The Microbead ban, what is happening? After January’s government ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads, we now have the ban on the sale of these products in effect as well, preventing millions of these harmful pieces entering our oceans. These tiny plastics are most commonly added to cosmetic products as an exfoliant, they […]

Fairy Dust Bath Crystals

This week’s #Makeitmonday we’re taking you into the magical land of the fairies with our fairy dust bath crystals recipe. What you’ll need Mixing bowl Weighing scales Measuring spoons Funnel Glass bottles & stoppers Ingredients 65g Dendritic salt 60g Epsom salt 325g Coarse sea salt or Himalayan pink salt 5ml cherry blossom fragrance 1tsp pink […]

Plastic Alternatives- join the revolution with a few simple steps!

A brief intro: Single use plastic has recently become the enemy, with more and more people saying ‘no’ to unwanted packaging, what plastic free alternatives are readily available out there? Here are a few changes that are already in place in many people’s day to day lives:       Choosing loose fruit & vegetable in […]

Fruity Shower Truffles

Continuing our summertime themed #makeitmonday’s, this week we’ll show you how to make these beautifully fruity little shower truffles, they will make your bathroom smell divine, and are also easy enough for the kids to help make as well. Ingredients list 300g Bicarbonate of soda 100g Citric acid 20g polysorbate-80 80g shea butter 10ml cherry […]