Soapmaking Resources

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We've gathered some soap making resources that we hope you'll find helpful. For the occasional hobbyist and the experienced soap maker, we hope that you'll find this resource of value to you. From organizations that promote the art of soap making to suppliers for ingredients and packaging needs, we hope you'll find what you're looking for. Please visit the Soapmakers' Bookshelf for soap making books covering cold processed, transparent and liquid soap making methods, rebatching or hand milling ideas and recipes.

Associations and Organizations

Canadian Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association - Canadian trade association for the personal care products industry.

Cosmetic Ingredient Review - Reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics in an unbiased and expert manner, and openly publishes results.

Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association - The leading U.S. trade association for the personal care products industry.

Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association - The trade association for the UK cosmetic and personal care industry.

Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild - A professional trade association promoting the handcrafted soap industry.

International Fragrance Association - An organization for the development and advancement of the fragrance industry.

The Fragrance Foundation -The non-profit educational arm of the international fragrance industry.

Soap Making Supplies

Liberty Natural Products - Offers botanical ingredients including soap making base oils, essential oils, soap making supplies, herbs and spices.

Shay and Co. - Distributor of soap making base oils, exotic butters and miscellaneous supplies.


Alameda Packaging - Offers containers and packaging for personal care products.

E.D. Luce Packaging - Offers a variety of glass and plastic containers.

Glerup-Revere - Packaging supplies for the gift industry.

Nashville Wraps - America's source for gift packaging products.

Specialty Bottle Supply - Offers a selection of bottles, jars and plastic containers.

Sunburst Bottle Co. - Offers glass and plastic bottles, jars and other containers suitable for handmade bath salts, bath oils, lotions and more.


Cosmetic & Personal Care Packaging - Covering the cosmetic packaging industry.

Happi - Covering soaps, detergents, cosmetics, toiletries, waxes and polishes.

Soap Wire - Newswire for the handmade soap, toiletry and cosmetic industry.

Reference Resources

Cosmetic Handbook - US FDA's handbook outlining regulatory requirements for marketing cosmetics in the United States.

Cosmetic Labeling Manual - US FDA's requirements for labeling of cosmetics marketed in the United States.

Cosmetics and Toiletries Ingredient Labeling - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions requirements under the Trade Practices Act.

Guide to Consumer Packaging and Labeling - Outline of Canadian packaging and labeling requirements.

Soap Making Books - Popular and informative titles from well known soap makers and authors.

Soap Making Glossary - Soap making terms, definitions and acronyms.

UK Patent Office - Official web site of the UK Patent and Trademark office.

U.S. Copyright Office - Office of public record for copyright registration and information.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Official web site of the United States Patent and Trademark office.

Soap Making Forums

Soap Naturally - Australian international forum for natural soap makers.

Other Resources

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