face balms or oils cosmetic safety assessment report - 6 variations


These Cosmetic Safety Assessment Reports (CPSRs) have been created specifically for small-scale producers.

PLEASE NOTE: These assessments are for UK Residents only. If you live outside the UK, there is a surcharge - please select above.

The information included below should answer all your questions about the assessment so please read carefully, however if still unsure you can contact us for help (see below).

This report can be used to certify products for facial use such as facial oils OR balms.

With this report, you can certify one single base recipe which can contain up to 10 ingredients - and you can have up to 6 variations of your base recipe (different flavours/colours etc.), which can include up to 5 extra ingredients each.

If you don't currently have 6 different variations, you can use this package to certify what you already make, and then add to your reports at a later date as your business grows for a £29 + VAT admin fee - no need to go to the expense of buying a completely new report.

PLEASE NOTE: This price certifies balms/oils for facial use only. If you would like to assess some body AND face, hand or foot products, it will incur a fee of £39 + VAT per body area. But they still need to have the same base recipe. Just contact us for more details. 

*Click Here to download a guide to submitting your recipes*

NEW - You now have the option of adding an additional variant (i.e. a 7th scent/colour) to your package for £30 + VAT. It just needs to share the same original base. If you need more, contact us for a quote.

The total fee for this package is £149 (ex. VAT) which works out at less than £25 per report. 

*Assessment Turnaround Time is 3-4 weeks from when your recipes have been finalised*

What's Required From You

First of all, we don't need to physically see your product to produce your safety assessment.

Once you have made the purchase, we will need detailed information about your formulations/recipes. (We will double check the recipes for you to see if they are allowable and get back to you).
We need the information as follows:

*Product Name

*Product Description (i.e. Texture, Smell & Colour, e.g. ‘semi solid balm – neutral colour – lavender fragrance’ etc.)

*The percentage breakdown of each ingredient OR each ingredient in grams /ml. (Amount of drops is acceptable for essential oils etc). NO tablespoons / teaspoons allowed.

*Container / Packaging (i.e. amber glass jar with aluminium screw cap)

*For any fragrance oils we need the name of the supplier and the IFRA statement. For colours, we need the CI Numbers and supplier name (this should be written on the label of the colour, or if not just ask your supplier).

Please send your recipes to: assessments@naturallybalmy.co.uk - as a Word / Excel document attachment, quoting your order number, and include your name & address in the attachment.



Do I need to send in my products to you? No, we just need to see your recipes. Please see below to download a recipe submission guide.

I don't have 6 different variations, I only have 2 or 3. That's fine, you have the option of just sending us your 2 or 3 variations for now. You can add to your assessment later however this will incur a £29 + VAT admin charge.

I don't have 6 different variations, I only have one. Sounds like you'd be better off with an individual assessment. These are quoted for on an individual basis and can only be quoted for one we see your full recipes complete with % of each ingredient. Please email your recipe to sales@naturallybalmy.co.uk.

What is an IFRA Statement?  Fragrances are often very complicated chemical mixtures and the exact formulation is usually strictly confidential. To enable fragrance manufacturers to keep their formulations secret, but still provide information about the safety of the ingredients, IFRA certificates are used. IFRA (International Fragrance Association) certificates provide information on the safety of a fragrance and the limits at which it can be used in different cosmetic products. There are 11 IFRA product categories relating to how and where the product is used - if it is leave-on, or rinse-off etc.

When you use a fragrance (not Essential oils - these are not synthetic and we already hold safety data for these) your supplier will provide you with an IFRA certificate - you simply send us a copy of this with your formulations.

Do you do a package for creams? Or any other product not mentioned on your website? Yes we can assess pretty much anything apart from Tattoo balms, or any products which look like food such as donut soaps, cupcake bath bombs etc. Also we can't assess anything too 'medicinal' such as muscle balm, eczema balm etc. You can make a general body balm in this instance but not one specifically designed to 'cure' any ailment.

Will I get help with the other legalities of selling cosmetic products, i.e. my PIF, the CPNP (portal), labelling guidance? Yes. Once you have purchased an assessment you can request info sheets from us which we can send you for free.

I want to know how much of an ingredient is permitted / what I can and can't use in my recipes before I buy. Please click here to download a permitted ingredients list. If in any doubt we can always check your recipes with our assessor before you buy, but buying the assessment does not mean you can't change your recipes afterwards (see below). Plus, buying first ensures your assessment is dealt with much more quickly as it can go straight in the queue after the checking process is completed.

Will I fail the assessment? We check over all recipes with our assessor Scott Grainger first, and if there are any problems, we simply advise you of the changes that should be made so you can re-submit. This part of the process is entirely free.

How long will the assessment take? It usually takes 3-4 weeks from the time your recipes are verified as safe by the assessor, which is determined by how many changes you need to make to your recipes. If you need your assessment by a certain date, just let us know. If nothing else we can always backdate your assessment once we know the recipes are good to go.

Will I need any additional testing for my products, such as challenge testing / stability testing? For most single phase products, i.e. balms, oils, scrubs etc. you won't need to get any additional testing done as stability is assumed for these products. The only products which need challenge testing are emulsions such creams, or any product which combines oil and water, as the efficacy of the preservative needs to be tested. However our assessor will advise on if this is needed once he sees your reicpes.

*Click Here to download a guide to submitting your recipes*
ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? If so feel free to email us on assessments@naturallybalmy.co.uk.

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