Product Development- with Dartmoor Skincare Co

Our next instalment with The Dartmoor Skincare Company is here. This week Tara Leader, founder of the company, gives us an insight into how her new products get from the kitchen and onto the shelves, we hope you find this useful. Product development After perfecting our recipes, as with all cosmetic products to be sold […]

Blackcurrant and Rose Petal Skull Bath Bombs

Just in time for Halloween and the ‘Day of the Dead’ Festival, this #makeit is a re-fresh on last year’s ‘Loaded Bath Bomb’ recipe that showcases our popular skull bath bomb mould. We’ve had some recent feedback asking us to demonstrate how to use our 2 piece plastic moulds, so hopefully our re-vamped step by […]

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 […]

Rules & Regulations- legally selling products

If you’ve been making soaps & cosmetics for family & friends as gifts but are looking to take it to the next level, then craft markets are the logical next step, but what are the rules to selling products legally?   It’s officially October, that means that those Christmas craft markets are drawing ever closer. […]

Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

Running a creative business can be great when it comes to the product making part, but sometimes us creatives struggle with the promotional side of things. So we’ve put together a few tips to get you ahead of the marketing game, because there’s no point making lovely stuff if nobody knows its there to buy. […]

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 […]

Formula Botanica’s Timi Racz shares her 5 most frequently used ingredients.

        As an organic and natural cosmetic formulator and the Education Manager at Formula Botanica, people are always asking me what my favourite ingredients are to work with. Today’s market is flooded with colourful oils, nourishing butters, wonderfully potent and aromatic extracts and essential oils. The list is endless and is growing day […]

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 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 […]