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 […]

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 […]

When soap stopped being soap

When soap stopped being soap It’s early Tuesday morning in spring. Market traders slowly amble into life, setting up their stalls and displaying their wares in a way to tempt and delight the anticipated crowds. The high-pitched singsong chatter floats above the medieval rooftops of Caylus before dissipating into yet another azure blue sky. In […]

The Power Of Thinking- Lettie Pringle

This article has been kindly contributed by Lettie Pringle a Scottish expert in soap making from Bubble Trouble Soap. Like many soapers Bubble Trouble is a part time business that we run in the evenings, weekends and any other spare time we get, through the week I work. An important part of running a soap […]

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Dairy Of A Maker- October- Sarah Harper

This month’s Diary Of A Maker is by Sarah Harper of the Clovelly Soap Company and she talks about the run up to Christmas. Over to Sarah… Holidays are coming…… Christmas is well on its way and for any retail business this is a time to make the most of the festive buying season. Having […]

#Make It Monday- Gentle Dispersing Face Scrub/Mask by Juliette Goggin & Abi Righton

This week’s #MakeItMonday is very special and comes from Handmade Beauty, natural recipes for your face, body and hair, and is written by Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton. The recipe and images have come straight from the book which hosts a whole collection of brilliant recipes for anyone looking to get into handmade beauty. Face […]

Ethical Skincare

Is ethical skincare really ethical?

It’s an intriguing question that many of you are interested in. In this article, we asked respected health journalist Yaso Shan to offer her opinion and advice on what is ethical skincare with many major brands using it to promote their products. Yaso Shan is a registered member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy […]

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How to make a scented candle using soy wax by Reece at Couples Candles

This week’s blog is written by Reece from Couples Candles. Couples Candles are based in Cornwall, England and run by partners Reece and Chlo. They started up the business in November 2016 after Reece lost his job. Ever since then they have been buying their ingredients from The Soap Kitchen and making great new products! […]

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Diary of a Maker – September – Sophie Weld-Davies

A couple of months ago I had a slight epiphany and woke up one-morning thinking that Made at Burngate Farm does not have to be restricted to candles and soap, and a small idea formed of making a new item a week, or at least trying to, and to start blogging about it. In May […]