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’ […]

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 […]

#MakeItMonday – Baby Shower Favours

Teddy Bear Bath Bombs – Baby Shower Favours There must be a baby boom at the moment because all we see is bumps, scans and congratulations posts online, and then not to mention a couple of grandparents-to-be here at TSK! This calls for a baby themed #MIM and we are always looking for ideas for […]

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 […]

The Soap Kitchen… Our Ethics.

The Soap Kitchen… Our Ethics. Here at The Soap Kitchen we have never considered whether we are ‘ethical’ or not, as it has never crossed our minds that anything we do. The stock we sell is relevant to our customers if it was not done or sourced in a way which showed complete respect for […]

Why Packaging is Important.

    Why Packaging is important and what to consider when choosing the packaging for your precious makes.   People always say “Don’t judge a book by its cover” and of course, I agree that once you have done your research, read the reviews and spoken to a sales advisor, you might just about uncover […]

How Your Small Business Can Help Save The World!

From a child everyone wants to save the world, and with a recent influx in social justice warriors and brilliant television like Blue Planet 2 grown ups want to change the world too. And for the most part, we are trying really hard, but sometimes it can be hard to know what you can do […]

Loofahs: What Are They And How Can You Grow Loofahs Of Your Own?

Loofahs, a great exfoliation tool and addition to your homemade soaping, but do you know where they come from? In this blog The Soap Kitchen talks about where loofahs come from and how you can grow loofahs of your own. What are Loofahs? Loofahs are usually grouped in with natural sponges and therefore people tend […]

The Naked Truth: Starting Your Plastic-Free Bathroom.

With the recent ban on micro-beads, and the world turning their mind to being as environmentally friendly as possible everyone is trying to do what they can. Today we talk through some ways that you can start creating a plastic free bathroom. Swap your Shower Gel for Soap Bars A simple and easy swap is […]

Soap mould design and production at The Soap Kitchen

Colin Fox explains how soap moulds are designed and produced at The Soap Kitchen It is not widely known that all of the soap moulds sold by The Soap Kitchen are designed and produced on site here in Devon. I produce two types of moulds: silicone rubber and vacuum formed-plastic. Both types of moulds produce […]