Product Development- with Dartmoor Skincare Co

Our next instalment with The Dartmoor Skincare Company is here. This week Tara Leader, founder of the company, gives us an insight into how her new products get from the kitchen and onto the shelves, we hope you find this useful. Product development After perfecting our recipes, as with all cosmetic products to be sold […]

Understanding Labelling Legislation

Some of our most frequently asked questions are regarding labelling, it seems to confuse the best of us, how to list ingredients and what information needs to be included especially, so here’s a quick guide to simplify things.   All cosmetic products in the UK are covered by the REGULATION (EC) No 1223/2009 OF THE […]

Rules & Regulations- legally selling products

If you’ve been making soaps & cosmetics for family & friends as gifts but are looking to take it to the next level, then craft markets are the logical next step, but what are the rules to selling products legally?   It’s officially October, that means that those Christmas craft markets are drawing ever closer. […]

Fayre or Market Stall

10 Tips for Running a Fayre or Market Stall

There is a lovely sense of community and a buzz of activity when you go to a fayre or market and look around at everyone’s wares on display. There is always a chance that you could find something suitable for yourself or a family member. If you make and sell soap and toiletry products then […]

Selling Online

Ways of Selling your Cosmetic Products Online

In an increasingly digital-age the internet offers you and your business a much wider customer base than you would be able to access through traditional retailing. Marketplaces such as Ebay, Etsy, notonthehighstreet.com and even your own website provide an outlet for you to sell your niche products to an international audience. It’s worth taking a […]

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Do your products comply with all the directives and regulations?

Along with setting yourself up as a business legally it is also important for your products to comply with all the relevant directives and regulations. We take a look at Cosmetic Legislation, Food Imitation Regulations and Cosmetic Product Safety Reports (CPSR) and why they are so important. If you are want to sell and market […]

The Soap Kitchen Range

4 ways the Soap Kitchen can help you with products to market and sell

Do you know there are 4 ways the Soap Kitchen can help you produce cosmetic and toiletry products that you can market and sell yourself? Pre Assessed Products – The easiest way to get a product that’s ready to sell immediately Limited Base Products – A choice of base and selected additions with a low […]

Expiry Dates

Expiry Dates and Certificates of Analysis

We are often asked about the problem of expiry dates on all the many and varied products we have and there seems to be a great deal of confusion over this subject, so it would seem extremely useful to explain the process of expiry dates in cosmetic products and the difference from those used for […]

Good Manufacturing Practice

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

It’s important to adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) during the manufacture of products. This ensures that your products are manufactured in a clean, hygienic environment and no contamination of your products occurs. The Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 requires that all cosmetic products placed on the European market comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set […]

Selling Soap

How to Sell Your Products Legally

In your free time you love to craft and you have a hobby. You make soap and cosmetic products for yourself. You thought for a change you would hand make some lovely soap and skincare products for friends or family for Christmas presents. They absolutely love them. They want to buy more from you or […]