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 […]

The Soap Kitchen… Our Ethics.

The Soap Kitchen… Our Ethics. Here at The Soap Kitchen we have never considered whether we are ‘ethical’ or not, as it has never crossed our minds that anything we do. The stock we sell is relevant to our customers if it was not done or sourced in a way which showed complete respect for […]

#MakeitMonday – Apricot and Walnut Hydrating Deep Exfoliating Scrub

#MakeitMonday – Apricot and Walnut Hydrating Deep Exfoliating Scrub New product alert!! With the new ban on microbeads in cosmetics, it is important that we as suppliers of cosmetic ingredients offer our lovely customers the best alternatives. This quick recipe contains a wonderful combination of the beautifully hydrating, nourishing apricot butter and our new product […]

Superfatting… What’s that?

Superfatting, it’s probably a word you’ve seen in many articles and on many blogs, but what does it actually mean? If you’ve already got to grips with SAP values (and if you haven’t you can read more about it here) you’ll know that each oil has its own sap value and that it takes an […]

#MakeItMonday – Cold Process Confetti Soap!

#Make it Monday – Cold Process Confetti Soap Yay a new Soap technique!! It’s a very colourful one too. Last week’s sunshine has got us creatives here at the soap kitchen thinking about tropical fragrances and lots of colour. We also have a bride-to-be amongst us so, why not combine all of these and make […]

What oils can you use to make cold process soap?

What oils can you use to make cold process soap?   Well, in theory, any oil when mixed with lye will saponify and produce soap. But there are several reasons that some oils are used more than others. The “perfect” soap bar needs to be long lasting but not too hard, cleansing but not drying, […]

#MakeItMonday Rose and Charcoal Soap.

Creating Rose and Charcoal Soap. Now Spring has sprung and Summer is on the way, it’s time for a bit of pampering with the added benefit of detoxing and rejuvenation. We’ve recently expanded our selection of clays, so we were inspired to make this beautiful rose clay soap. Clay can be used in many cosmetic […]

Interview with a maker – Mama Jan

Interview with a Maker Mama Jan’s ———————————————————————————— Introduce yourself… Hello, I’m Mama Jan! I’m a North Devon maker originally from London. I’m 52 and proud to say!   How long have you been making? I’ve been making since October 2017, so only 6 months. I have come a long way in that short period of […]

#MakeItMonday Dog Shampoo

#MakeItMonday – The perfect Pooch Shampoo! To celebrate national pet month, we thought it would be appropriate to put forward a recipe in honour of our lovable, stinky balls of fluff that we call part of the family! The additional ingredient in this basic shampoo bar recipe is the wonderful natural oil called ‘Neem’.  Neem […]