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 […]

What’s In Our Kitchen?

The Soap Kitchen name is well-known throughout the UK, Europe and beyond, known for its high quality ingredients but we also make our own products too. Our products are made from our own unique recipes, they are handmade, hand poured, packaged and labelled by hand in house too. Today, our chief manufacturer, Jo is going […]

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 […]