Understanding Labelling Legislation

Some of our most frequently asked questions are regarding labelling, it seems to confuse the best of us, how to list ingredients and what information needs to be included especially, so here’s a quick guide to simplify things.   All cosmetic products in the UK are covered by the REGULATION (EC) No 1223/2009 OF THE […]

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 […]

When soap stopped being soap

When soap stopped being soap It’s early Tuesday morning in spring. Market traders slowly amble into life, setting up their stalls and displaying their wares in a way to tempt and delight the anticipated crowds. The high-pitched singsong chatter floats above the medieval rooftops of Caylus before dissipating into yet another azure blue sky. In […]

Guide to using colours (Part 4)

One of our most frequently asked questions is what colours to use for certain products. Here is our final part of our quick guide to using colourants by product, this week we take a look at colouring Liquids. You can find part 1  colour cp soap here Part 2  colour melt and pour soap here […]

Guide to using colours (Part 3)

One of our most frequently asked questions is what colours to use for certain products. So here is part 3 of our quick guide to using colourants by product, this week we look at Bath Bombs and dry toiletries. You can find part 1 colour, cp soap here Part 2  colour, melt and pour soap […]

Guide to using colours (Part 2)

One of our most frequently asked questions is what colours to use for certain products. So following on from last week’s article, here is a quick guide to using colourants in Melt & Pour soaps. You can find part 1 colour cp soap here.   There is no definitive usage rate for colours in cosmetic […]

Guide to using colours (Part 1)

Each week we will be looking at colouring soap and this week we start with cold process. One of our most frequently asked questions is what colours to use for certain products. So here is a quick guide to using colourants by product; There is no definitive usage rate for colours in cosmetic products. How […]

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 […]