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    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.

  • #2
    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
    astleysoapco.co.uk

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    • #3
      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
      http://lomondsoap.blogspot.com
      http://lomondsoap.com

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      • #4
        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........
        astleysoapco.co.uk

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        • #5
          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?
          http://lomondsoap.blogspot.com
          http://lomondsoap.com

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          • #6
            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)
            astleysoapco.co.uk

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            • #7
              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
              http://lomondsoap.blogspot.com
              http://lomondsoap.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by astleysoapco View Post
                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 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
                The Soap Fairy xx
                www.thesoapfairy.net

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                • #9
                  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?
                  Last edited by astleysoapco; 07-10-2008, 10:13 PM.
                  astleysoapco.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    I do melt and pour and buy base from one supplier and fragrances from several - nosey
                    The Soap Fairy xx
                    www.thesoapfairy.net

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                    • #11
                      Why do you say nosey? Craft forum is all about exchanging information and getting tips.

                      I was just wondering.
                      astleysoapco.co.uk

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                      • #12
                        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!
                        http://lomondsoap.blogspot.com
                        http://lomondsoap.com

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