Soap Making

Details on soap making process and reference to NICNAS, TGA Wesbite

Who regulates the ingredients in soaps?
NICNAS (National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme). In Australia, ingredients in soaps are regulated as industrial chemicals by NICNA...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 9:09 AM
What is mixing and blending?
Using products such as soap bases, glycerin blocks and melt and pour bases may not involve a chemical reaction because the saponification reaction has alread...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 9:14 AM
What is saponification?
Saponification involves the hydrolysis reaction of an animal or vegetable fat with an alkali, such as sodium hydroxide, also known as lye or caustic soda. ...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 9:16 AM
Who needs to check the AICS (chemical inventory)?
All soap makers must check that every ingredient in their soap is on the chemical inventory Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) and whether th...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 9:17 AM
Who needs to comply with the Cosmetics Standard?
If your soap is an anti-acne or anti-bacterial skin product you will also need to comply the Cosmetics Standard 2007.
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 9:17 AM
What other laws apply to soap makers?
All soap makers and/or importers must also comply with other laws regarding cosmetics, including: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 9:18 AM
What other products can you cover other than soaps?
Soaps, Bath & Body Products                 Cold Processed Soaps               Hot Processed Soaps             Bubble Bath             Bath Bombs/Fi...
Wed, 16 May, 2018 at 1:33 PM
Do I need to tell my home and contents Insurer I run a business from my home?
Absolutely ! Not advising your Home and Contents Insurer that you run a busisness from home can be a deciding factor in covering or declining a claim. If yo...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 11:23 AM
I also teach Soap Making can you cover me?
We can definitely look at covering your teaching activities. Talk to us today ! 
Wed, 16 May, 2018 at 1:33 PM
What Products do you not cover?
Our Excluded Products under the Soaps and Candles Policy are as follows: Nail Polish Perfumes Lipstick Hair Care Head lice prevention actives  Antisep...
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 2:55 PM