CLP legislation explained

One of our most asked questions at the moment regards CLP. As many of our customers are candle makers this article will hopefully provide a bit of clarity around these regulations and help ease the confusion a little. What is CLP? CLP is the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation or to give it its full […]

Myrtle & Soap- Interview with a Maker

Myrtle & Soap- Natural Cosmetics with a pinch of magic! Myrtle & Soap caught my attention when they sent in their entry for our ‘Maker of the Month’ competition, before they had even made it to the 3 finalists of the month, I had asked Ellie if she would be happy writing an article for […]

Brexit- how will it affect TSK

Brexit and how it affects our business and our non-UK customers As the UK approaches Brexit on March 29th 2019 it is only natural that our EU customers should start to question how this transition to the UK leaving the EU will affect our trade, in particular to EU countries, but also to countries already […]

The History of Soap!

Yaso Shan tells us the story of how soap began, are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin… In the world of personal hygiene, getting clean is big business. From shower gels to cleansing bars and from face washes to body scrubs to name but a few. But what about our old faithful: the humble bar […]

Customisable Labels

Are you looking to expand your brand? How about selling toiletries? Here at The Soap Kitchen we have done everything for you, all you need to decide is what you want to sell, what fragrance to choose from and which label design best suits you.   Why buy Wholesale? Handmade to order- small batch quality […]

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. […]