Welcome to the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers

Welcome to the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers

The Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers (GCSTM) is a non-commercial peer support network which provides information and guidelines about handmade soap crafting and the EU legislation that regulates the cosmetics and toiletries industry. GCSTM is run by volunteers who give their time freely for the benefit of both our members and the profession as a whole. The Guild operates an open admissions policy and membership is FREE to any soap or toiletry maker who holds safety assessments for their product range. Click here to see additional notes for safety assessors

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The Guild has two very specific aims:

  1. To raise awareness of the Cosmetics Regulation that apply to cosmetics
  2. To register as members of the Guild crafters who work in compliance with this legislation and who hold relevant public liability insurance

Who Can Join the Guild?

The Guild is free to join and is open to any UK, GB or EU based craft soap and toiletry maker who can demonstrate that their products have been safety assessed and approved for sale by a chartered chemist or other approved person as defined by the regulations. For details on membership click here

Disclaimer: While the Guild strives to make the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible, the Guild makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site or any associated publications.

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About Cosmetics Legislation

It is not generally known that in order to legally sell a crafted soap, toiletry or any other cosmetic product within the UK or EU that it must meet legislative guidelines. The reason for this is public safety. The same legislative standards applies to imported products.