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What is a Safety Assessment?

Put simply, EU law states that all cosmetic/toiletry products offered for sale, within EU member countries, must be assessed by a suitably qualified professional person to ensure that they are safe to use. Therefore, in order to satisfy this legal requirement, if you intend to manufacture and sell a cosmetic/toiletry product, you will need to have it assessed before you can sell it.

We offer a straightforward safety assessment service for our customers.

There are two types of safety assessments that we can provide:

Multiple Assessment

This is an assessment for manufacturers who wish to produce a range of products that use the same base ingredients but vary in their additional ingredients - fragrance and colour, for example.

To purchase this, you will need to confirm that you adhere to good manufacturing practise guidelines and demonstrate an awareness of your responsibilities as a manufacturer. Also, you will need to show a sound understanding of your legal responsibilities with regard to the selling of your products.

To obtain a cold process soap assessment you will also need to have had some practical experience of the craft or to demonstrate a high level of competancy, including an understanding of the saponification process, an ability to accurately calculate soap formulations, and to confirm that you will manufacture in a safe and responsible manner.

A multiple assessment usually takes 7 days to complete. Your document will be issued in your name and will be yours to keep for good.

Bespoke Assessment

This is a service for customers with complex product formulations, formulations that require challenge testing or products for contract manufacture. We would be happy to discuss your requirements. Please contact us on 01225 899286.

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Cold Process Soaps Assessment 
   


For soap makers who wish to produce a range of cold process soaps, we offer bespoke safety assessments from 195.
Please phone us on 01225 899286 for details.



Melt & Pour Soaps Assessment 
   


Organic Melt & Pour Soaps Assessment 
   


This assessment allows you to make a range of soaps from the following ingredients:

  • Organic Soap Base
  • Premium fragrance oils
  • Essential oils 
  • Soap dyes and cosmetic pigments including ultramarines and oxides 
  • Cosmetic clays 
  • Vegetable oils and butters
  • Dried herbs, petals, flowers and seeds (includes natural colourants) 
  • Other additives such as scrub agents
  • Mica powders, glitter powders

We can amend this assessment to include any special ingredients that you would like to use. 



Bath Bombs & Bubble Bars Assessment 
   


This assessment allows you to make a range of bath bombs and bubble bars from the following ingredients:

  • Base ingredients - sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, corn starch
  • Other ingredients - sea salt or goats milk for example 
  • Premium fragrance oils
  • Essential oils
  • Cosmetic pigments and clays
  • Vegetable butters
  • Surfactants 
  • Dried herbs and petals/flowers 
  • Other additives such as mica powder or glitter powder for decoration


Bath Melts & Truffles Assessment 
   


This assessment allows you to make a range of bath melts and truffles from the following ingredients:

  • Base ingredients - vegetable oils, vegetable butters, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid 
  • Other natural ingredients - sea salts or goats milk for example 
  • Premium fragrance oils
  • Essential oils 
  • Cosmetic pigments and clays 
  • Dried herbs and petals/flowers
  • Other additives such as glitter powder for decoration


Bath Salts Assessment 
   


This assessment allows you to make a range of bath salts and fizzing bath salts from the following ingredients:

  • Base ingredients - sea salts, Dead Sea salts, epsom salts, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid 
  • Other dry ingredients - goats milk for example 
  • Premium fragrance oils
  • Essential oils 
  • Cosmetic pigments and clays 
  • Vegetable oils
  • Dried herbs and petals/flowers 
  • Other additives such as mica powder


Body Scrubs Assessment 
   


This assessment allows you to make a range of body scrubs from a comprehensive list of lovely natural ingredients - please contact us for details.

Body Butters Assessment 
   


This assessment allows you to make a range of body butters from a comprehensive list of lovely natural ingredients - please contact us for details.