Have a Merry Craftmas

  Say no to mass-produced Christmas It is becoming more and more apparent that our traditional ‘mass produced’ Christmas that we have all been so used to over the last few decades, is getting far less fashionable. In light of the recent startling affects that plastic consumption has had on our environment, a ripple affect […]

The Difference Between Artisan Shave Soap and Artisan Hand Soap

The Difference Between Artisan Shave Soap and Artisan Hand Soap No two soaps are created equal and one size does not fit all. A soap that performs well at removing engine oil grease from a working man’s hands would  be unlikely to be the soap of choice for your pre-date shower. Still, many men continue […]

Palm Oil Substitutes for Cold Process Soap Making

Due to a rapid rise in environmental concern amongst a lot of our customers, it is important that we as suppliers offer the best advice and support we can when choosing the right ingredients for certain products. A question we have been asked most recently is ‘What is the best alternative to Palm Oil in […]

The Rise of the Shampoo Bar

Shampoo bars are becoming more and more popular and there is good reason; With our quest for a plastic free life (or at least using less of it) we need to look for suitable alternatives and removing the need for bottles in the shower is a good start. Although usually promoted as shampoo bars they […]

Coconut Oil- the science, benefits & uses

Stephensons, one of our biggest suppliers, recently wrote an interesting article about Coconut Oil, which we are sharing with you now. So, over to you Stephensons… WHAT EXACTLY IS COCONUT OIL Naturally occurring in coconuts, coconut oil is white and solid in form at room temperature. With a melting temperature of 25°C, the oil then […]

How to Know If a Skincare Product is Natural

Understanding the word ‘natural’ is one of the hardest tasks of all in the skincare & green beauty business. Online Organic Cosmetic Science School Formula Botanica offers some practical advice on how to research ingredients and decide what natural means to you.     With global organic beauty market trends showing the green beauty sector […]

What wax and why…?

An Insight into TSK’s candle waxes Did you know? We have a great range of candle making equipment and ingredients here at TSK! It’s not always about soap you know. A common question online and for us at TSK HQ is… “I would like to make candles, what wax should I use?!” Although Candle making […]

Microbead Alternatives: how has the ban affected the soap industry?

The Microbead ban, what is happening? After January’s government ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads, we now have the ban on the sale of these products in effect as well, preventing millions of these harmful pieces entering our oceans. These tiny plastics are most commonly added to cosmetic products as an exfoliant, they […]

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 […]

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 […]