Kayleigh’s Ombre Sheep

This week we hear from one of our lovely customers, so over to you Kayleigh: Recipe & photos Kayleigh Phoenix Drew: Getting a perfect ombre fade in soap might seem tricky, but with a simple technique you’ll get gorgeous results every time. I am based in the north east, I started making soap as I […]

Beard Balm

Today’s #makeitmonday we’re going to show you how to make a super easy beard balm. With valentine’s day around the corner why not surprise your other half this year and get them something that you’ll both love… handmade beard balm! Although this initially doesn’t scream red roses, hearts, ‘I love you’, trust me, that hairy […]

Avocado Cold Process Soap

To finish off the month of January, here is the recipe to our Green Avocado Cold Process Soap, which has been the model of our Green Beauty advertising campaign this month. This is an advanced recipe so suitable for experienced soap makers. If you love avocados you will love this recipe! You’ll need Two good […]

Coffee Body Butter

Green beauty for 2019 This coffee body butter is a great example of a recipe utilising some of nature’s most loved ingredients, the avocado and the coffee bean. Natural ingredients are so popular in the skincare industry, we want to reap all the benefits that nature has to offer us, and what better time to […]

Eco-Brown Wrapping Paper

Here’s one for all you last minute wrappers, pimp your brown paper! *Eco note- do the scrunch test: if wrapping paper bounces back after you’ve scrunched it into a ball, it has plastic in it so will have to go into the bin. Brown paper- 100% recyclable! What you’ll need: Brown paper White emulsion paint […]

Lavender Wheat Bags

We’re continuing our handmade Christmas gift ideas, we’ve got another one from director Lesley and her take on the Wheat Bag from Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton’s book ‘Handmade Spa’ it is full of inspirational ideas & tempting recipes. This one is particularly good if you have any last minute gifts, a secret santa that […]

Sparkling Soap Stars

This week’s #makeitmonday is a super easy recipe, something great that the kids can get involved with on a cold winter night, get cosy and creative with these super simple sparkling soap stars. These little guys were our ‘star’ (excuse the pun!) of our Christmas advertising campaign…sometimes the phrase ‘is that too much glitter?’ just […]

Air Dry Clay Decorations

With the arrival of December this week’s #makeitmonday means we’re officially allowed to get festive!!! In the run up to Christmas we’ll be showcasing a few different handmade decoration & gift ideas, to make your house a beautiful festive warm space or give something to your loved ones to cherish, all whilst keeping costs down, […]

Natural Christmas Wreath

December is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about some festive decorations. So our director Lesley has decided to share with you all a quick and easy way to create a Christmas wreath using natural or recycled materials. Over to you Lesley… It’s that time of year again and thought I […]

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, […]