Q. I want to start selling my soaps, how would I go about doing this? Do I need any Assessments?
When selling your products, you're going to want to make sure that you and your recipes are covered legally, so you'll need to get a Cosmetic Safety Report! Here at the Soap Kitchen, we offer a variety of different CPSR's which will cover your recipes and get you going on the road ahead. You can view the assessments we offer here
Each standard CPSR costs £150 + VAT with some restricted less expensive options also available, and each will normally cover one base recipe (for example, a single melt and pour soap base, or, for bath bombs, it would cover the citric acid and bi-carb base ingredients) along with up to 6 variations, which include different colours, fragrances, botanical ingredients and essential oils amongst other possible additions. If you use ingredients which aren't supplied by The Soap Kitchen, thats absolutely fine but they will need to be from a reputable supplier and with an MSDS document from the supplying company. There can be additional costs for these depending on the amount of non-Soap Kitchen ingredients used in the recipes, but we'll let you know about this throughout the assessment process. These additional costs are normally around £15 + VAT per non-Soap Kitchen ingredient.
The Assessments will normally take around 6-8 weeks
to be completed by our chemist, but they do sometimes arrive back sooner. It's always best keep regular communication with us regarding your assessments, so if there are any other fees, additions or changes which need to be made, we can get these agreed and completed quickly and get the assessment completed as soon as we can.
Please note that you won't be able to legally sell the products made from our kits and packs which we supply here at The Soap Kitchen, as these products aren't covered by a safety assessment - they're meant for home use as a hobby pack.