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’ […]

#MakeItMonday – Cold Process Whipped Seaside Soap

  #MakeItMonday – Seaside Whipped Soap Did you know that the Soap Kitchen is situated in a small North Devon coastal town? We are so lucky that we can just pop to the seaside on a sunny day! This week, we wanted to create a #MIM soap recipe with an extra DIY twist and a […]

#MakeItMonday – Bath salts – DIY Wedding favours

DIY Wedding Favours – Bath Salts Pop the Champagne, it’s wedding season, YAY! I don’t know about you, but we love a summer celebration filled with love and forever happiness. Are you getting married this year or know somebody that is? We have a DIY recipe that could make that day extra special and personal. […]

#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 […]

#MakeitMonday – Apricot and Walnut Hydrating Deep Exfoliating Scrub

#MakeitMonday – Apricot and Walnut Hydrating Deep Exfoliating Scrub New product alert!! With the new ban on microbeads in cosmetics, it is important that we as suppliers of cosmetic ingredients offer our lovely customers the best alternatives. This quick recipe contains a wonderful combination of the beautifully hydrating, nourishing apricot butter and our new product […]

#MakeItMonday – Cold Process Confetti Soap!

#Make it Monday – Cold Process Confetti Soap Yay a new Soap technique!! It’s a very colourful one too. Last week’s sunshine has got us creatives here at the soap kitchen thinking about tropical fragrances and lots of colour. We also have a bride-to-be amongst us so, why not combine all of these and make […]

#MakeItMonday Rose and Charcoal Soap.

Creating Rose and Charcoal Soap. Now Spring has sprung and Summer is on the way, it’s time for a bit of pampering with the added benefit of detoxing and rejuvenation. We’ve recently expanded our selection of clays, so we were inspired to make this beautiful rose clay soap. Clay can be used in many cosmetic […]

Interview with a maker – Mama Jan

Interview with a Maker Mama Jan’s ———————————————————————————— Introduce yourself… Hello, I’m Mama Jan! I’m a North Devon maker originally from London. I’m 52 and proud to say!   How long have you been making? I’ve been making since October 2017, so only 6 months. I have come a long way in that short period of […]