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Q&A: How to Input Organic Ingredients in Your CNF

cnf Jan 29, 2020



Also, I think I’ve completed the form correctly, my only concern is that we use organic base oils for the soap recipe and when listing the proper INCI ingredient names you cannot say organic. Should I have explained that in...

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5 Most Common FAQ for Cosmetic Notification Forms (CNF)

cnf Dec 18, 2019

I get a lot of questions about the CNF process and have seen a lot of the same questions being asked in FB groups as well. So here are the top 5 questions answered!



When will I hear back?

Health Canada can take anywhere from a couple...

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Q&A: CNFs for Melt and Pour?

cnf Sep 18, 2019


Hi. Do you know if I need to fill out the government form if all I do is melt and pour soaps and the only thing I add is fragrance oils and soap colorant ??





Hey Kellie,

Thanks so much for your question!

Yes, you will...

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Q&A: Cosmetic Notification Forms

cnf Jul 30, 2019

Original Release Date: June 12, 2019


Hi Jess,
For your CNF, should you use into the pot or out of the pot? Are both ways correct?

And how do you put your ingredients on the soap label? Do you add glycerine or sodium hydroxide to...

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CNF Updates: Into or Out-of-the-Pot??

cnf Jul 30, 2019

Original Release Date: May 29, 2019


I just wanted to pass on some updates to you as I've been receiving them from Health Canada. 

It seems like every person does theirs a little differently, but I was of the opinion that both the CNF...

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Wednesday CNF Tip: "May Contains"

cnf Jul 30, 2019

Original Release Date: July 03, 2019

Wednesday CNF Tip: "May Contains"

If you have one base recipe that you use and only switch out the fragrance or colors or additives, you only need to submit one Cosmetic Notification Form!


How to...

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Deciphering the INCI Naming System

cnf Jul 30, 2019

Original Release Date: July 22, 2019

When you’re labeling and submitting CNF’s to Health Canada, you need to be using the INCI format.

What is INCI?

INCI stands for the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients. It is a...

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Tips for Submitting Cosmetic Notification Forms (CNF) in Canada

cnf Jul 30, 2019

Original Release Date: March 24, 2018

To read the full article, check out this Modern Soapmaking post.

Take a deep breath.

If you've spent any time looking at the Health Canada website or listening to other soapmakers going through the same...

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