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 […]

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 […]

The Power Of Thinking- Lettie Pringle

This article has been kindly contributed by Lettie Pringle a Scottish expert in soap making from Bubble Trouble Soap. Like many soapers Bubble Trouble is a part time business that we run in the evenings, weekends and any other spare time we get, through the week I work. An important part of running a soap […]

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 […]

Fayre or Market Stall

10 Tips for Running a Fayre or Market Stall

There is a lovely sense of community and a buzz of activity when you go to a fayre or market and look around at everyone’s wares on display. There is always a chance that you could find something suitable for yourself or a family member. If you make and sell soap and toiletry products then […]