How to Know If a Skincare Product is Natural

Understanding the word ‘natural’ is one of the hardest tasks of all in the skincare & green beauty business. Online Organic Cosmetic Science School Formula Botanica offers some practical advice on how to research ingredients and decide what natural means to you.     With global organic beauty market trends showing the green beauty sector […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Basics of Product Photography.

Good Morning, Creators. My names Joseph Davis and I’m the product photographer and promotions assistant for the Soap Kitchen. My role is to photograph, edit and produce images not only for the website and social media but for magazines such as Mollie Makes, Natural Health, Reloved and Craft’s Beautiful. Today I will run through the […]

Guide to using colours (Part 4)

One of our most frequently asked questions is what colours to use for certain products. Here is our final part of our quick guide to using colourants by product, this week we take a look at colouring Liquids. You can find part 1  colour cp soap here Part 2  colour melt and pour soap here […]

Guide to using colours (Part 3)

One of our most frequently asked questions is what colours to use for certain products. So here is part 3 of our quick guide to using colourants by product, this week we look at Bath Bombs and dry toiletries. You can find part 1 colour, cp soap here Part 2  colour, melt and pour soap […]

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 […]

Guide to using colours (Part 1)

Each week we will be looking at colouring soap and this week we start with cold process. One of our most frequently asked questions is what colours to use for certain products. So here is a quick guide to using colourants by product; There is no definitive usage rate for colours in cosmetic products. How […]

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 […]