A Tablespoon of Earth and a Teaspoon of Nature

A Quick Guide on Using Natural Clays in Cosmetics and CP Soap You may have seen our current advert campaign in the press or online recently that involves a subtle and traditional approach to soap and bath bomb making. Being a summer campaign, we wanted to reflect the image and feeling of ‘handmade’ and ‘rustic’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Loofahs: What Are They And How Can You Grow Loofahs Of Your Own?

Loofahs, a great exfoliation tool and addition to your homemade soaping, but do you know where they come from? In this blog The Soap Kitchen talks about where loofahs come from and how you can grow loofahs of your own. What are Loofahs? Loofahs are usually grouped in with natural sponges and therefore people tend […]

A Guide To Flowers And What They Mean.

With Valentines Day coming up anticipation is in the air. By far one of the most given gifts on Valentines Day, but do you know exactly what your flowers means, exactly what your bouquets are saying? In this post we are going to go through some of our flowers, and share a bit history and […]

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 […]

Lit Candle

How to make a scented candle using soy wax by Reece at Couples Candles

This week’s blog is written by Reece from Couples Candles. Couples Candles are based in Cornwall, England and run by partners Reece and Chlo. They started up the business in November 2016 after Reece lost his job. Ever since then they have been buying their ingredients from The Soap Kitchen and making great new products! […]