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Tilda
06-10-2008, 07:11 PM
Hi.
Does anyone know how I would go about getting certification for my cosmetic products so that I can sell them to the public?
Thanks.

astleysoapco
06-10-2008, 07:15 PM
Hi, and welcome to Craft Forum!

This all depends on where you get your ingredients from? Can you tell me where you get all your ingredients from, then I can look into it further for you....

James

Lomond Soap
06-10-2008, 10:16 PM
I don't see why its important to know where she gets her ingredients ???
That has nothing to do with getting your products certified AFAIK.
Tilda, there are several UK cosmetic chemists that will do this for you, if you want to PM me I will point you to one who may help :D

astleysoapco
06-10-2008, 10:21 PM
It is very important where i know the ingredients have come from (where they have been purchased), as some supply companies may be able to help.

Either by the company you buy the ingredients from, or with a 3rd party. It all depends on where the ingredients are bought. Cost wise anyway........

Lomond Soap
06-10-2008, 10:29 PM
Sorry, I'm not understanding this!
Are you a cosmetic chemist?
I cannot see why (for an example) coconut oil bought from one company would vastly differ from another and why it would affect your end product being/getting certified? Am I missing something?

astleysoapco
06-10-2008, 10:36 PM
I am just doing it from a cost angle. The company you may be buyign the ingredients from maybe able to help with cert process cheaper. Just a soap, and the soap kitchen can guibe people through the process quickly and easily

From a cost angle I was working out weather it would be cheaper to go with a 3rd party or the company you already buy the ingredients from. (Just a soap is a good example, and Inovia)

Lomond Soap
06-10-2008, 10:47 PM
OK, I see where you are coming from now.
I haven't looked into JAS or SK for certification. Although I guess like in all businesses chemists have to be competitive with pricing otherwise they'd have no business. The chemist I used was reasonably priced and offered a lot of variations to my recipes, which is important to me.
Anyway, back to the point, Tilda, there are a quite a few to chose from, they vary in what they will certify, some will certify a base recipe and then add EO and fragrances/additives on top. Others will give you a bit more free reign, so you can change your base recipe.
HTH

The Soap Fairy
07-10-2008, 07:11 PM
It is very important where i know the ingredients have come from (where they have been purchased), as some supply companies may be able to help.

Either by the company you buy the ingredients from, or with a 3rd party. It all depends on where the ingredients are bought. Cost wise anyway........

You do not need to tell him where you get your ingredients from. www.worldofmould.co.uk (http://www.worldofmould.co.uk) can advise you on certification and they can also do this for you but it is at a cost. I did mine originally through them as they do everything for you - all you do is pay!!

Hope they can help you

astleysoapco
07-10-2008, 10:10 PM
I was asking where the ingredients came from to see what the cheapest method was as with some suppliers you can buy certification from them.

The Soap Fairy - where do you buy your ingredients from? From just 1 supplier?

The Soap Fairy
08-10-2008, 07:39 PM
I do melt and pour and buy base from one supplier and fragrances from several - nosey

astleysoapco
08-10-2008, 08:03 PM
Why do you say nosey? Craft forum is all about exchanging information and getting tips.

I was just wondering.

Lomond Soap
08-10-2008, 08:06 PM
Likewise SF, I buy my olive in bulk, look out for sales and good deals for other fixed oils. FO's come from one of 4 or 5 places, same for EO's. Sure I could get everything from one supplier, but I find it pays to shop around ;)
Sorry, this is a bit off topic..........
I hope Tilda has had her Q answered!