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 […]

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 […]

A Guide To Flowers And What They Mean.

With Valentines Day coming up anticipation is in the air. By far one of the most given gifts on Valentines Day, but do you know exactly what your flowers means, exactly what your bouquets are saying? In this post we are going to go through some of our flowers, and share a bit history and […]

Soap mould design and production at The Soap Kitchen

Colin Fox explains how soap moulds are designed and produced at The Soap Kitchen It is not widely known that all of the soap moulds sold by The Soap Kitchen are designed and produced on site here in Devon. I produce two types of moulds: silicone rubber and vacuum formed-plastic. Both types of moulds produce […]

What’s In Our Kitchen?

The Soap Kitchen name is well-known throughout the UK, Europe and beyond, known for its high quality ingredients but we also make our own products too. Our products are made from our own unique recipes, they are handmade, hand poured, packaged and labelled by hand in house too. Today, our chief manufacturer, Jo is going […]

A Guide To Cosmetic Glitters, Bio-Glitters, Lustres and Jewels.

We all want to add a bit of shine to our makes, and what better way to do that than with a bit of glitter? In this blog we will go through the difference between the cosmetic glitters we stock, and talk about how to get the shimmer you are looking for! Cosmetic Glitters/Poly-Glitters Cosmetic […]

A Guide To Pigments, Micas, Coloured Clays and Powdered Dyes.

Colour is a brilliant way to give your products your own flair, and to really personalise your makes. But, with so many options for powdered colours it can be hard to know which one is the best for your needs. In this blog we will break down the basics of the differences between the different […]

10 uses for Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol or Rubbing Alcohol, as it is commonly known, has many uses. For the soap maker it is most useful when spritzing your newly poured melt and pour soaps to remove surface bubbles, but it is also a powerful solvent with many useful applications. It evaporates quickly, leaving near zero traces and is relatively safe, compared […]

Fantasy moulds

Soap and Toiletry Making Fun for the Holidays

It’s hard to keep coming up with new and original activities to entertain your little ones over the Summer, especially when the rain persists like it has this year! The Soap Kitchen has a whole host of easy and fun options that are not only brilliant activities but will get your little ones excited about […]