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Technical Section

This section contains the MSDS sheets, Analysis sheets and more.  Plus information about our products and the cosmetic world.


Do you accept Purchase Orders?

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:13

If you are a school and would like to place a Purchase Order with us, then this is straight forward to do.

You can either place your order on line as normal, but select the Purchase Order payment option. You will then be prompted for the Purchase Order number.

Once the order has been placed, then email a copy of the official purchase order to admin@justasoap.co.uk and your order will be processed as normal.

Remember that unless we receive a copy of the official order we cannot process it further.

Why is this? quite simply, we need to know that it is an official order and that the funds are available for payment.

If you are unsure, then email us through the order and we will enter the order for you.

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Most Frequently asked Questions

Saturday, 24 September 2016 15:08

Some questions crop up over and over so we've decided to put the top 4 here.

 Q:  are your products tested on animals?

A:  No - read this for a bit more information.

 Q: are your products suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans? 

A: ALL of our products are suitable for Vegetarians as none of them contain any animal ingredients.  Most are suitable for vegans except for the products containing goats milk.

Q: Do I need to be certified to sell my cosmetics?

A: If you wish to sell your cosmetic products then you will need a Safety Assessment for each product.  No assessment is needed for candles.  

Further information can be found here.

Q: is your packaging biodegradable?

A: YES the loosefill that we use is 100% biodegradable - it is made from GM Free starch.  The boxes and the  paper tape are also biodegradable. 

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Adding Glitter to your products

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 14:46

So sometimes it's really nice to add a little bit of sparkle to your products and not just at Christmas time.

You can make a product look just that bit more luxurious or different from everyone else's by adding a relatively inexpensive extra (with both glitter and mica - remember a little goes a very long way).

Main question - What's the difference?

Glitter gives a - well - glitter, sparkley look.

A mica  glitter gives a pearlescent sheen or shimmer to a product.

It's important to remember that neither will colour your product. They will add a little bit of colour as they are coloured themselves but they will not colour your product like a dye or pigment will do.  

Don't get confused with mica colourants which are designed to colour products.

Another interesting point to consider when adding anything including glitter or mica it that it can sink to the bottom of the product. This is especially true if you add too much or, in the case of hot molten soap, too soon.  You will get better results if you add it to molten soap that has cooled a little.

The sparkly stuff  can be used to good effect if you are using a mould which there is a lot of cut outs in it or intricate designs as the glitter/mica will highlight the pattern.  We recently experimented with sprinkling a small amount of mica into the mould first and then pouring the soap on top.  The finished result looked simply stunning when the soap had popped out of the mould.

Interesting point number 2 is to try and remember not to add too much. The "fairy at the top of the tree" look is not one that all people aspire to when they get out of the bath.  With glitter, just remember that it's a case of less is more.

On a technical note, all of our glitters and micas are approved for cosmetic use and all comply with EU cosmetic regulations.   You can add them to your soaps, bath bombs, bath gels, etc and don't keep glitter just for Christmas.

So go and try some today!

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