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Creating a CNF Template

cnf Dec 21, 2020

Q:

Can you save a working copy of a CNF if you don't have time to finish or do you have to complete and submit before saving a copy for future amendments/updates etc?

 

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A:

You can definitely save a draft of your CNF and then...

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

cnf Jan 29, 2020

 Q:

 

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

Q:

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 ??

Thanks

Kellie

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A:

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


Q:

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 Ingredients: Into or Out-of-the-Pot??

cnf Jul 30, 2019

Original Release Date: May 29, 2019


 

Just a quick note on ingredients for your saponified products...

It seems like every person does their CNF a little differently, but I was of the opinion that both the CNF and labels should list your...

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Health Canada CNF Tip: Using "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 do it

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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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Ultimate Guide to Submitting Cosmetic Notification Forms (CNF) in Canada

cnf Jul 30, 2019

Original Release Date: March 24, 2018


 

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 process, you might be feeling overwhelmed at the thought of...

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