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 […]

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 […]