Saturday, May 31, 2008

Safety Assessments at

My cat-terrorised arm is healing well, and I have managed to make a few loaves of soap -- and that makes me very happy. I’ve also made some updates to, as there has been a surge of interest in the safety assessments I sell.

For non-EU readers, a safety assessment is something soap and cosmetics makers in the EU must have to have to sell their products. Every formula we use has to be reviewed and approved in writing by a cosmetic chemist. The process of obtaining a safety assessment can be daunting. To make the process easier, I liaise with a fantastic cosmetic chemist to help toiletry makers obtain safety assessments. Since I take care of organising most of the paperwork for the chemist, I’m able to offer the assessments at a very good price.

I’ve had a lot of questions about assessments over the past couple of weeks, so I’ve added an Assessment FAQ to I hope this will answer the most commonly-asked questions and make things much easier for those interested in safety assessments.


Joanna Schmidt said...

It's amazing that you can be as creative as you are with all that red tape!

How nice that you can offer this to your customers.

gracefruit said...

The red tape can be very off-putting, but the assessor I work with helps keep the assessments flexible. I still can't sell a lot of what I make, though.

My customers seem to love these -- especially lately. I think it's something to do with the market season.

Anonymous said...

I like it when someone tries to make life easier for the small producer. Thank You ;-)

I couldn't help noticing that soap isn't amongst the product assessments you sell though. Is there a reason for that?


gracefruit said...

Hi Tricia, thank you!

All of the formulas in the assessments I offer are anhydrous. It keeps things much simpler which cuts down on the costs.

LoveMichie said...

Aaahhh!! I'm so sorry to hear you got hurt Elizabeth! :( But I'm very happy to hear that you are healing up and getting right back on your feet!

gracefruit said...

Thanks, Michelle! Never try to hold a fraidy cat. :)