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 […]

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 […]

Linear Swirl – Cold Process Soap Technique Focus

For our recent winter campaign, we were inundated with lots of soapy inspiration and it made us makers in the creative team eager to try out some new techniques! One technique we were yet to try was the ‘Linear Swirl’. So, kitted out with Christmas-y coloured micas, we put it to the test. Our first […]

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. […]

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 […]