Frankincense Cold Process Natural Soap

Announcement… Today is an important day here at the Soap Kitchen, with only 6 weeks to go until Christmas, this is your last chance to make any Cold Process soaps that will be cured and ready to go for Christmas day. So we’ve got an extra festive yet very traditional Cold Process soap- Frankincense. Below, […]

Firework Swirl Soap- Technique Focus- Lazy susan swirl

Remember, remember, the 5th November! In honour of Firework night we thought it’d be appropriate to show off a random, fun and colourful soap design technique. If you’re an experienced soap maker, why not give this method a try? You’ll uncover all sorts of fabulous patterns upon un-moulding.  Once cut, each bar is completely unique! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]