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Recipes and Guidance Notes

Some time ago, we joined forces with an experienced maker of natural cosmetics to come up with some formulating guidance and recipes for small scale producers - we hope you find these interesting and useful.

NEW - We have created a simple to use lye calculator for solid, liquid and cream soaps - all information is contained on a single spreadsheet and you can calculate NaOH values for solid soaps, KOH values for liquid soaps and for cream soaps, KOH/NaOH values with the option to specify the ratio of each - the values are then calculated automatically for you. Water can be calculated as a % of oils, or as lye ratio (for more advanced soapers) - there is also a separate superfat discount option for each of the three categories of soap.

Lye calculator for solid, liquid and cream soaps

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Useful Links

Our Facebook Page

Searchable Database of cosmetic ingredients (Cosing)

List of Colourants allowed in Cosmetic Products (Cosing)

EU cosmetics directive 76/768/EEC Consolidated version with recent amendments

The Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers

Cold Process soap making courses in England and France from Melinda Coss

Saponem Opera - Cosmetic materials, training and compliance in Portugal, France and Spain

Naturally Balmy - Suppliers of cosmetic ingredients and bases - specialising in lip balms 

Fresholi - quality natural raw materials and soap/lotion maker's forum

The Soapkitchen - Melt and Pour bases, other cosmetic bases and ingredients

NewDirectionsUK - Suppliers of cosmetic bases and other cosmetic ingredients

Just a Soap - Melt and Pour bases, other cosmetic bases and cosmetic ingredients

Plush Folly - Training in small-scale cosmetics manufacture

Aromantic - Training in natural skincare, suppliers of cosmetic ingredients

Aroma Shoppe - Training in Holistic Skin Care and Cosmetic Making. Suppliers of Cosmetic making Kits, Books and Cosmeitc Ingredients.