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Are All Natural Products The Same?

Updated: May 4, 2020

Most hand-crafted cosmetic manufacturing starts out with a set of stainless steel pots and natural raw materials. Small batches are relatively easy to produce in this way. But when you're keen to extend the reach and are considering alternative sales channels you find that the demands of bench top manufacturing become too laborious. When batch sizes are growing to over 10L it is worth investing in some larger equipment that enables you to increase the production volume easily.

Once the demand for the product exceeds these mid-size batch capabilities it's time to engage the services of a professional contract manufacturer. Which means going to an industrial production. At this point, the formulation and method of manufacture has to be reviewed and modified to suit larger-scale production, as a 200kg batch will behave very differently to the 1L or 10L . A cosmetic chemist or product developer is now needed to assist with this fine tuning.

What does this mean? Is then the final product non natural?