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 […]

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 […]

#MakeItMonday- Reed Diffusers

Reed diffusers are a brilliant way to scent your room and they look great. Today we are using our Large Reed Diffuser Kit to make our own reed diffusers. You can customise this with your own choice of colour and fragrance so they look great in your home. Ingredients: 1 x 250ml ‘Premium Display’ Clear […]

Head In Jar Prank

Halloween Week- Shrunken Head In A Jar

One of my favourite things about Halloween are the tricks, plastic spiders hidden away, scary films and jumps! If like me, you also love these (loving) pranks, this recipe is for you! It’s super easy to make these shrunken heads and they are a great spook, especially if you strategically hide them in the back […]

#MakeItMonday – Soap Dough! Mouldable Soap

School holidays are almost over and we have a recipe to get squishy with this bank holiday. This one is for the whole family, or if you’re a big kid like me, then why not just get stuck in and make something fun for you.   Bath ‘o’ clock is going to be epic! This recipe […]

#MakeItMonday- Home Made Face Paint!

#MakeItMonday – Handmade Face Paints  It’s the run up to the famous annual Notting Hill Carnival this week and it’s on my mind for #MakeItMonday. Are you one of the many lucky ones with plans to hit up the streets of Kensington and Chelsea this weekend to join in on the vibrant festivities? I wish […]

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10 Soap Packaging Ideas

Here are some simply lovely ideas to wrap and package the soap you make. 1. 2.   3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.   Please remember to label you soap correctly. For more information on soap and toiletry labelling see www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk

halloween slime

Halloween Slime

This is a fun project to do with the kids during the holidays and especially for Halloween. This Halloween Slime recipe seems really messy to start with but it’s really easy to clean up. Ingredients 4oz PVA glue 1 & ½ cup of water 1 tsp borax Food colouring (optional) Instructions Mix 1 cup of water […]

Homemade Face Paints

Homemade Face Paint Recipe

How to make your own face paints? With the summer holidays looming and the prospect of six weeks at home with the children, the question of keeping them entertained comes to mind. Instead of picking up an expensive face paint kit with questionable ingredients that might not be good for the skin. Why not try […]