Starting soap & cleaning line

RoyalbreRoyalbre Member
edited September 2019 in Starting a cosmetic line
Can anyone give me insight on things I need to consider on what steps to take once I have a formula for a product.


  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Developing the formula is the easy part.  Next, you'll need to...

    1.  Find a place to make a larger scale batch (contract manufacturer)
    2.  Develop a brand - create website
    3.  Get some sales - create system to take orders
    4.  Put up the money to get the large scale batch made
    5.  Set up a system for product distribution
    6.  Figure out how to get new and repeat sales
    7.  Repeat the process until you grow large enough to sell to one of the big guys
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    edited September 2019
    1.  Find a place to make a larger scale batch (a contract manufacturer)
    Exactly. Unless you have good experience in Cosmetic manufacturing, do NOT manufacture yourself. Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • Thank you for your responses.
    When  you get a contract manufacturer ,what  is the typical price range?
    Also do I need any other contract besides a non disclosure aggreement, To protect my formula ?

  • Price range will vary depending on size you want to produce, ingredient cost, packaging you choose, if you have them do design services, label review, fulfillment of orders.

    Our policy is when someone brings us a formula we don't use it with anyone else for fear of being caught but you would be smart to have some kind of clause/agreement that outlines that they cannot distribute or use the information you provide about the formula. I'm not a lawyer so obviously best to get some legal advice here but it just seems to make sense to have a written agreement about this.
  • Yes,
     EVchem that makes perfect sense. 
    So basically it all depends on the manufacturer and what services completed
  • Thank you guys again. 
    You guys have introduce key point i need to consider.
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