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    Posted by crillz on November 16, 2020 at 4:15 am

    I understand the requirements for listing ingredients for products for sale. But, is it still a must if I am not selling the product and just giving them out as Christmas gifts?

    crillz replied 2 years, 2 months ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Graillotion

    Member
    November 16, 2020 at 4:28 am

    You never know whom will ultimately use your products, or even if they might become re-gifted.  Therefore it might be prudent to list known allergens….Say you were using nut oils….etc.

  • crillz

    Member
    November 16, 2020 at 4:42 am

    Yeah good call Graillotion, cheers.

  • Benz3ne

    Member
    November 16, 2020 at 9:28 am

    crillz said:

    I understand the requirements for listing ingredients for products for sale. But, is it still a must if I am not selling the product and just giving them out as Christmas gifts?

    I believe that the EU Cosmetic Products Regulations stipulate that a product must be registered before distribution, including samples. I guess that gifts would fall into the latter.
    You might also not know about an allergy that someone has if they’ve been coy about it. For a little bit of effort writing them out I think it’s worthwhile.

  • crillz

    Member
    November 17, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I’m in Australia. Been searching but, I don’t think we need to register simple products. 
    Yeah now I also agree it’s a good idea to list ingredients even on a gift. Thanks.

  • ozgirl

    Member
    November 18, 2020 at 10:03 pm
    Here is some information regarding Australian regulations that might be useful.

    As others have mentioned it is always a good idea to label your products in case of allergy.

  • Pattsi

    Member
    November 19, 2020 at 7:35 am

    crillz said:

    I’m in Australia. Been searching but, I don’t think we need to register simple products. 
    Yeah now I also agree it’s a good idea to list ingredients even on a gift. Thanks.

    I think you will have to identify your “product(?)” first.

    product 
    https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/product
    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/product
    usually for sale.
    meaning - It is subjected to the EU Cosmetic Products Regulations stipulate that a product must be registered before distribution, including samples.
    like 
    Benz3ne and ozgirl mentioed.

    If you identify it as a gift for friend, you probly don’t need to get it registered. Like homemade Christmas cookies i guess. 
    But as other members mentioned about allergy, it won’t hurt writing your 
    list of ingredients.

    If it is a gift for customer like cosmetics gift set, your product will have to be registered. 

    or you can call your FDA directly to be surething.

    Printing out a sticker with a beautiful design and include list of ingredients might impress your friend with your formulating skill even more.

    pls pardon my English and grammar for today 
    anyway happy holidays and happy formulating. :) :) :)

  • crillz

    Member
    November 19, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Very helpful legends. Love this site