When it comes to soap making, let’s face it, everything’s better with butters! Plant ‘butters’ are natural plant fats which are extracted from plants, and used in soap, skincare and haircare. They offer numerous benefits, but are primarily praised for their moisturising properties. With a variety of options available, such as mango butter, cocoa butter, kokum butter, shea butter, and more, butters are a must when crafting luscious skin care products.
Aloe vera – the ultimate soothing ingredient we all know and love, and best of all, it’s 100% natural! Summer is around the corner and we know this power plant will be called upon time and time again for its hydrating, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Check out our wide range of products that contain aloe vera, and start formulating your summer soap, hair and skin care today!
One of the most popular and versatile ingredients used in soap and personal care is olive oil. Olive oil is renowned for its beneficial properties when used in skin and haircare products. Here we take a deep dive into Olive Oil’s many benefits and uses in formulations.
Check out our olive-based products to start incorporating natural olive oil in your formulations today.
We are pleased to announce our new Madder Root Powder is in stock! Continue reading “New Madder Root Powder”
Introducing Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2023…
“Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.” Continue reading “Pantone Colour of the Year 2023 – Viva Magenta”
We are thrilled to introduce the ALL NEW Stephenson Personal Care Syndopour 200-MB Melt & Pour Syndet Base!
The first of its kind, Syndopour 200-MB is a Melt & Pour Syndet Base which is ultra-mild, with high foaming properties and 100% soap-free and Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified. Continue reading “Introducing Syndopour 200-MB Syndet Base”
We just love sweet dessert-styled soaps with delicious drizzles – they look so good you could almost take a bite! Whether dripping honey, oozing chocolate or drizzled raspberry coulis is your thing, here’s how to nail the technique to make your soaps look positively scrumptious!
We’ve included tips for Vegans who wish to make a vegan-friendly version of these yummy recipes. Continue reading “Dripping Honey and Drizzle Decorative Techniques”
We were excited when our Assistant Manager suggested we investigate these amazing, natural sponges! Konjac Sponges are made from the porous root of the Konjac Vegetable, and are packed full of natural skin care benefits!
The last two years has seen an extraordinary increase in the cost of raw materials and finished goods. It’s not just at the supermarket and petrol bowser you see this.
Staff shortages, the soaring costs and short supply of raw materials, and international port congestion all continue to play a part in driving up the cost of goods across all industries.
Sadly, the personal care industry is no exception. Continue reading “The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Personal Care Industry”
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our brand new Stephenson Personal Care Crystal Argan Oil and Crystal Shea Melt & Pour Soap Bases! These two vegetable-derived soap bases are Cruelty-Free and Vegan-Friendly, and are free of nasties such as SLS, SLES and MPG. Continue reading “Introducing our NEW Melt and Pour Soap Bases”