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Terms and Conditions

For the convenience or our Non-UK customers, our prices can also be selected in other currencies. Your transaction will be processed in GBP and converted into your currency by your credit/debit card issuer. If paying via International Bank Transfer you should select to pay in GBP Sterling.

Prices in other currencies may only be visible once certain products are in the shopping cart.

About Us

The Soap Kitchen is the trading name of The Soap Kitchen (2011) Ltd and is a family run business, owned by Richard and Lesley Phillips. We are completely dedicated to your total satisfaction. If you have any suggestions or comments please email us at: info@thesoapkitchen.co.uk
It must be stressed that many of the products offered for sale on our website are chosen to enable the home-user to produce soaps and toiletries from recipes and formulas widely published on the Internet and in books and magazines. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that any products supplied to be used in making their own products offered for sale do comply with current legislation.
Our Trading Name and our Logo are registered trademarks.
The Soap Kitchen (2011) Ltd is registered in England, company number 07521057.

Making A Purchase

Making a purchase could not be easier. Just browse our Catalog to find the product/s you want to purchase, then select and pack size from any drop-down list and select the quantity required and click "Add to cart", then when you've filled your cart click "Check out" and you will be taken through a few screens where we ask a few details that we need to be able to satisfy the order.
We accept credit and debit card payment and PayPal. If you are shopping from outside the U.K, place your order and your credit card company will convert the transaction to your own currency.
If paying by credit/debit card, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Electron and Amex. If choosing to pay using Sellerdeck Payments or PayPal your payment will be authorised on-line. This method uses Address Verification so your card MUST be registered at the address on your order. If choosing to enter your card details on our website, they are sent to us securely and your card authorised when we receive your order. You may also choose to send your credit card information via phone, fax or snail mail.
For UK customers only, if you prefer to pay by cheque, we are happy to accept cheque payments by post. If choosing this option please select the check-out option to 'send cheque/credit card details by post/fax' and remember to email us so as we know you've sent a cheque.
For international transfers into our bank account here are our details... IBAN: GB17NWBK60020358815864.
We offer a no-quibble refund/replace service for any products that you consider do not meet the standards expected of us. All we ask is that you notify us within 14 days. We reserve the right to charge a 'handling' fee of up to 20% if returned products are found not to be sub-standard and require re-packaging. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Shipping And Handling:IMPORTANT:

We always try and give our customers the very best service. If you need your goods in a hurry, please use the EXPRESS service (UK only). All orders placed on REGULAR or other shipping options take their turn in the order that they arrive with us and could take several days to be processed depending on the time of year. All Back Orders are dispatched by the most economical method.
For more details of our shipping tariffs please refer to...
We do NOT currently charge any additional handling fees unless we agree to take back an order that has been correctly executed and is outside of the 14 days statutory return period.
If you (the customer) are unable to sign for your consignment and leave 'SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS' for the carrier to leave your consignment in a 'safe place', any loss or damage to the consignment is strictly your responsibility. No liability for the loss of, or damage to any such consignment can be accepted by The Soap Kitchen or their appointed carrier. All shipments should be signed for. Any loss or damage to a shipment correctly delivered and signed for MUST be reported to us within 7 days.
Our carriers will usually try to implement a 'first time delivery' where possible and may try a neighouring address in order to have your parcel signed for and safely delivered via a neighour in the event that you are not at home. If you do NOT want our carrier to do this please use the SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS field when checking-out of our website to make this clear.

Delivery Schedule

We try our best to fulfill all orders on regular shipping within 5 working days wherever possible. At busy times this may take longer, so if you need your order quickly please choose the EXPRESS option which will prioritise your order (UK only) for dispatch the same day as far as possible (deadline 11.00am for order received).
Our products are packed-to-order. We do not hold stocks of any products in pre-packed weights. It will take time for us to prepare your order. Usually at least 1 working day.
We regret that we can accept no liability for delays caused by factors outside of our control. These would include delays by the shipping company or post office and would include delays caused by technical difficulties on our website which may result in a delay in us receiving your order in the first place.
Back Orders: If an item is not in stock, we will usually back order it for you. You are always free to cancel your order for that item if you would rather not wait. The volatile nature of markets means that on occasions, replacement stock could be offered for sale at a higher price. In this case we reserve the right to cancel your back-order and make an appropriate refund or agree to supply at the new price. Where sale items are offered 'while stocks last', we reserve the right to cancel out of stock items and refund the original purchase price.
Orders are charged in full when received. Back orders are usually shipped free of further shipping charges. We are usually happy to add further lightweight items to be shipped with back-orders without further shipping cost, but reserve the right to refuse this if the shipping cost is increased as a result.
International Back-Orders: If an item is not in stock we may not automatically back-order that item. We reserve the right to remove the item from your order and refund the cost of that item including any applicable proportion of the overall shipping cost. If you would rather we back-order the item for shipping later we undertake to inform you of any additional shipping cost that may be incurred and give you the option to reconsider. The volatile nature of markets means that on occasions, replacement stock could be offered for sale at a higher price. In this case we reserve the right to cancel your back-order and make an appropriate refund or agree to supply at the new price.

Tax Charges

The Soap Kitchen is VAT registered. Reg. No. GB840929120. All prices exclude VAT at the Prevailing rate. Exemption is available for Channel Island customers and Non-UK business customers where they have their own sales-tax registration number or are outside of the EU..

Credit Card Security

We know of no documented cases of credit card fraud using our shopping system over the Internet. When sending us your credit or debit card details directly rather than paying via Sellerdeck payments or PayPal, all credit card numbers are encrypted in the software using 1026 bit encryption. They are only decrypted after they reach our computers. They are not held in clear text on any web site. All credit/debit card transactions require a 'security number' also known as Credit Card Verification Number to be entered when checking-out, to verify the actual card is present at the time of ordering. When paying for an order over the phone we do not retain any written credit or debit card information.


We guarantee your satisfaction. Any item you receive that is not in satisfactory condition we will replace. Damage and shortages MUST be notified within 7 days of receipt of your order.

Reaching Us

If you need to reach us, please email us on enquiries@thesoapkitchen.co.uk, alternatively, you can call on +44 (0)1237 420872 or fax us on +44 (0)8704 586724 or write to us at... The Soap Kitchen, Unit 8, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon. EX39 3DX U.K..

Privacy Policy

Because of changes in the law recently we have to make it clear to all our customers how we use personal information entered on or collected through our website. We are also obliged to disclose how we use cookies on our website. Our full Privacy Statement outlining all current and possible future uses of data and cookies and how this might affect you, our customer, can be found at privacy policy When a customer registers on our website they also agree to be added to our email marketing list and to receive our periodic marketing emails. The Soap Kitchen (2011) Ltd does not routinely disclose this information to any third parties. Should you opt to unsubscribe from our marketing emails The Soap Kitchen (2011) Ltd will also remove your account details from our website. Any discounts applicable to that account will then be null and void.

Returns Policy

All customers have the right to cancel their website order within 14 days. If not satisfied with any goods received, customers may return the item/s within 14 days and receive a full refund of the cost of those goods including outward shipping, provided they remain in merchantable condition and are in original packaging. To return any order or part of an order please request we send you a Returns Form.
The cost of returning any goods under the above circumstances will be paid by the customer UNLESS the goods were sent in error. When a customer has completed an order on our website and has completed payment for that order it can be assumed that the order itself has not been placed in error. Any items incorrectly supplied to the customer can be considered supplied in error where they do not match the description of goods at time of purchase.
Damaged goods and/or shortages MUST be advised within 7 days of receipt. Damaged goods will be replaced Free Of Charge. Any shortages will be shipped as soon as possible at no further cost. In this instance, any return costs (if applicable) will be refunded by The Soap Kitchen. Where a customer places a special order, either for a non-stock/bespoke item or for a quantity of a stock line that exceeds our normal selling quantity, we are unable to accept cancellation or return of this item nor would we offer any refund.

Remittance Terms

Payment is required before an order can be dispatched. Customers may register to shop on our site and receive 'trade' or 'regular customer' prices. Business customers may request a credit account application form byemail to: or download copy here... http://www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk/images/Others/Credit_account_application_form.pdf