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 […]

Fayre or Market Stall

10 Tips for Running a Fayre or Market Stall

There is a lovely sense of community and a buzz of activity when you go to a fayre or market and look around at everyone’s wares on display. There is always a chance that you could find something suitable for yourself or a family member. If you make and sell soap and toiletry products then […]

Social Media Tips

The Top 5 Social Media Tips For Small Business Owners

Social media is a brilliant way to connect with your customer base and the internet community free of charge, but it changes and adapts so quickly it’s hard to know where to start. It can literally bring the whole world to your store front, if only you use it well. Here are five tips on […]

Letter to younger self

A Letter to my Younger Self

When I was asked about doing this article it really set me thinking. Like many of us, especially those who are business owners or aspiring business owners, I’ve long had a strong sense of self-belief, which I guess is essential if your goal in life is to be ‘your own boss’, but looking back there […]

Selling Online

Ways of Selling your Cosmetic Products Online

In an increasingly digital-age the internet offers you and your business a much wider customer base than you would be able to access through traditional retailing. Marketplaces such as Ebay, Etsy, and even your own website provide an outlet for you to sell your niche products to an international audience. It’s worth taking a […]


Branding, Identity and Logo Design

If you are setting up a soap making or toiletry business then one of the many things you need to do is consider your branding, identity and logo design. Brand and identity are much more than just a logo design. Brand is the corporate image of a company as a whole. Identity is the visual […]


Do your products comply with all the directives and regulations?

Along with setting yourself up as a business legally it is also important for your products to comply with all the relevant directives and regulations. We take a look at Cosmetic Legislation, Food Imitation Regulations and Cosmetic Product Safety Reports (CPSR) and why they are so important. If you are want to sell and market […]

The Soap Kitchen Range

4 ways the Soap Kitchen can help you with products to market and sell

Do you know there are 4 ways the Soap Kitchen can help you produce cosmetic and toiletry products that you can market and sell yourself? Pre Assessed Products – The easiest way to get a product that’s ready to sell immediately Limited Base Products – A choice of base and selected additions with a low […]

Good Manufacturing Practice

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

It’s important to adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) during the manufacture of products. This ensures that your products are manufactured in a clean, hygienic environment and no contamination of your products occurs. The Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 requires that all cosmetic products placed on the European market comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set […]