With so many cosmetic products out there, its hard for buyers to know that the products they are purchasing are safe. Many of us presume that if its being sold to the public then it is safe to do so, Unfortunately this isn't always the case. There are many products being sold that have not been assessed, putting the manufacturer and general public at risk.
Kind Melts is now a member of The Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers.
The Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers is a peer support network which provides information and guidelines about handmade soap crafting and the UK and EU legislation that regulates the cosmetics and toiletries industry.
To become a member of The GCSTM the manufacturer must demonstrate that their products have been safety assessed and approved for sale by a chartered chemist in line with the Cosmetics Regulations and that they hold relevant insurance.
The two main aims of the Guild are to raise awareness of the cosmetics safety regulations. This is the legislation that sets standards to ensure that products and the ingredients placed on the cosmetics market are safe for use by the general public.
To register as members of the Guild, crafters who work in compliance with the Cosmetics Regulations.
If you are unsure if the product holds a safety assessment when purchasing soaps, cosmetics or bath and body products, ask the seller. A manufacturer who is compliant with regulations will be happy to provide you evidence that the products have been safety assessed.
You can find out more about The Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers, and its members here