We offer two different types of colourant formulations, all manufactured on site. Glycerine based pigments which are used for opaque soap bases, and water soluble colours are used for clear soap bases, cold process soap and bath bombs. Pigment colours are non-bleeding, which means the colour will not run into the surrounding soap base. Ideal if you want to make different coloured layered soap bars. It is important not to use pigment colours with clear soap bases and vice versa, this is because pigments do not dissolve properly in clear soap base, and water based colours will bleed in opaque soap bases and not colour thoroughly. We recommened to add 1% colour they are highly concentrated, excess colour could alter the desired look of the lather on your soap bars.
Soap Supplier offers a range of soap making kits, which contain all the necessary soap making supplies in one bundle to get your feet off the ground with soap making. Our soap making starter kits are ideal for the novice soap making enthusiast. Not only are soap making kits a great introduction into the art of soap making they also make for a perfect thoughtful gift for that special occasion. These kits are ideal for children, novices and experienced artisans alike. Happy soap making!
The base is the main ingredient towards the simplest and safest way to create your own soap. All our bases here are perfect for experienced soap makers and beginners alike.
Where are they manufactured?
Our bases are manufactured in Horsforth, Leeds by Stephenson Personal Care. They are the world’s leading supplier of speciality soap bases for the personal care industry and became ‘World Famous’ for developing the original ‘Crystal’ Melt and Pour Soap base. Along with the creation of unique patented technology Stephenson Group also drives supply of Certified Organic, Natural and Sustainable formulation in Extruded and Liquid Soap bases. Here at Soap Supplier we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality supplies and guarantee our range will not disappoint!
Bath salts are a perfect way to unwind and make your bath that more relaxing. They also make a perfect homemade gift and very easy to make. Simply chose your salt, add colour and fragrance/essential oil and mix! Store in an air-tight jar.
To make a lip balm, you need will need to mix together a carrier oil for the bulk of the product, a butter for moisturising benefits and a wax to harden the base. We have a range of carrier oils, butters and waxes for you to choose from. An example of a basic lip balm recipe would be 100 gram of Sweet Almond or Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 30g Beeswax and 15g Shea or Cocoa butter, melt in a double boiler, add a few drops of flavour oil and pour into our lip balm tins. Easy! We also offer a readymade Lip Balm Base which made from Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil and Cera Alba. Simply melt, add your flavour oil and pour
Our oils are refined using innovative batch refiners that can bleach and deodorize, perfect for high quality cosmetic grade oils. This allows oils with high saturated fat levels to maintain clarity.
We at Soap Supplier are committed to total quality management & procedures for all our products and assure they are accredited to ISO 9001:2000 standards. All machinery and equipment used is of the highest engineering standards, all seed grown and purchased is cleaned to 99% pure and only bought from pre-approved producers / suppliers.
Natural & Organic Oils
We assure our oil suppliers offer a comprehensive in-house environmental policy, which uses only natural or organically grown seeds, is against GMO and Animal Testing.
Our soap moulds are designed and manufactured in the UK, by Moulds Direct Limited. Moulds Direct is founded by the directors of the world’s leading soap base manufacturer Stephenson Group Limited. All our moulds are vacuum formed in 750 micron APET plastic, which means they are durable, reusable, 100% recyclable and can withstand temperatures up to 75°C, the perfect temperature for melt and pour soap making. Do not clean in dishwashers as most dishwashers will exceed this temperature. Every mould has four cavities which produce the same finished soap bar weight. Each cavity holds 125 grams of soap per cavity, with a 1.5mm air gap to avoid spillage. All four full cavities will use 500 grams/half a tray of melt and pour soap per mould. Our entire range of soap moulds are well balanced to make them stable on flat surfaces, consistent in size and produce a smooth soap bar every time, which is still fully functional for use and fits nicely in the hand.
We supply a range of botanicals and natural powders to enhance the appearance of your finished candles and make beautiful potpourri.
How do you make potpourri?
Making beautiful smelling potpourri couldn't be easier. Chose a combination of our dried fruits and petals. Mix them together in your own container or one of our candle glasses. Now chose your favourite smelling fragrance oil or essential oil. Put on your gloves and add a few drops of your favourite oils into the botanical mix. Give your botanicals a good mix around and your done! A luxurious pot pourri.
Where to use botanicals in candles.
It is important to only use these products on the outside of your pillar candle. Petals and dried fruits emit a fair amount of smoke so ensure to keep as far away as possible from the wick. As well as looking great, our dried fruits and petals contain essential oils which emit beautiful aromas without the candle even being lit! A great additive to any pillar candle.
How do you make botanical candles?
Botanical candles can be tricky, and do require a few attempts before you get them right. The easiest way we have found to do it is using a four step method. Step 1: Pour your pillar blend wax into a pillar mould with wick and all, then allow to set. This will be called the base candle Step 2: Once the base candle has fully set, select a slightly larger pillar candle mould and drop the base candle down the middle, there should be half a cm gap around the mould and the pillar candle. Step 3: Place your fruit slices and petals down the gap gap, exactly where you wish the fruits to be visible. Step 4: Pour a second layer of pillar wax around base candle and botanicals then allow to set. Carefully remove the mould to expose the botanical candle.