We offer Cosmetic Product Safety reports (CPSR) in conjunction with a leading industry provider specifically for small scale producers of products made using The Soap Kitchen supplied bases to include Creams, Lotions, Shampoos, Body Washes and other Base Products.
What do you get with a package?
We offer six variations of one base recipe. The base recipe needs to be 90% of the recipe and the variations make up 10% of the recipe.
So your base will be ONE base of your choice.
Each variation can include up to five different ingredients such as essential oils, fragrance oils, colours etc.
How much does a package cost?
The fee for a package is £150.00 (£180.00 Inc VAT) which is £25.00 (£30 Inc VAT) per each variation.
Are there any extra fees?
Please note, there may be additional fees depending on your recipe.
If you are using a mix of fragrance oils, or fragrance oils with essential oils, there will be a IFRA fee for this, this fee is to check these mixes remain safe to use.
There are no fees involved when using one or more or a blend of essential oils.
This is a fee of £18.00 (inc VAT) per mix.
Occasionally there are also exposure fees which the chemist advises on when they see your recipe.
How does the process work?
Once a package is purchased, we will send forms via email to fill out with your recipes and any relevant information, with this we also send a guide to assist with this. Please return this to us with any supporting documents, if using fragrance oils, you will need the IFRA documents for these also. We check these over before they go over to the chemist for assessment. If pre-made bases are being used – the INCI banding will also be required.
Please note: If no submission is made within 28 days we reserve to cancel your order with a full refund. If you’d like an extension, please be in touch with us and advise when you are going to submit your forms.
How long does this take?
Assessments take around 10-12 weeks, this process is lengthened if changes are required or additional testing is required. This also depends on demand, during busier seasons such as Christmas the process can take longer.
Additional testing would be advised for items that contain water, such as anhydrous emulsions and lotions and also for home produced products such as honey and beeswax.
Are these valid throughout the EU and UK?
Yes they are. These assessment reports are compliant with 2013 EC regulations. However we now thoroughly recommend for all customers outside of the UK who purchase a safety assessment to also purchase a toxicological annex as well, as this will ensure there will be no obstacles for you in progressing with your business. If you are unsure of local regulations or are a resident of Germany and Slovenia, please check with your local trading standards.
What if I do not have six variations?
If you do not currently have six variations but would like to make a start on your assessment, the remaining variations can be added at a later date within six months of the assessment being complete it will be a one off admin fee. If you are adding a few at a time, it will be a fee for each time they are added so it is more cost effective to add all the rest at one time. If they are added after the six month period, it will then be a fee for each variation that is added.
It is YOUR responsibility to prepare a Product Information File containing copies of MSDS, allergen lists and other required information to keep record of at your place of business. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your product/s are always manufactured in a clean and safe environment. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your labelling is correctly executed, which should include the full ingredient listing in correct INCI terminology for each variation of your product/s, together with suitable batch coding and contact information to you as the manufacturer.
If you cancel your order after 28 days and/or we have already received your information and started work on preparing your CPSR we reserve the right to charge an administration fee of minimum 20%.
We reserve the right to update, change, replace or discontinue any product at any time.