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 […]

#MakeItMonday Dog Shampoo

#MakeItMonday – The perfect Pooch Shampoo! To celebrate national pet month, we thought it would be appropriate to put forward a recipe in honour of our lovable, stinky balls of fluff that we call part of the family! The additional ingredient in this basic shampoo bar recipe is the wonderful natural oil called ‘Neem’.  Neem […]

Why Packaging is Important.

    Why Packaging is important and what to consider when choosing the packaging for your precious makes.   People always say “Don’t judge a book by its cover” and of course, I agree that once you have done your research, read the reviews and spoken to a sales advisor, you might just about uncover […]

Natural & Rustic Soap Using the Perfect Round Mould!

Natural & Rustic Soap Using the Perfect Round Mould This week’s ‘Make it Monday’ recipe shows you how to utilise the packaging of a popular household treat! Who knew that an empty Pringles tube can double up as the perfect round cold process Soap mould!? Alongside our basic recipe for CP soap, this super simple […]

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 […]