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 […]

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 […]

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 […]