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A Hodi

Making my own soap at home, facility requirements.

Dear All,


I am a chemical engineer with sufficient knowledge about chemistry regarding making soaps. Besides not up to date about the dutch rules if it comes to the way: making your own soap.

With my partner I am making our business plan for a home made soap business in the Netherlands (Noord Brabant).

Namely  I would like to know if this activity is allowed to do in your own home what are the requirements of the room where we are planning to make those soaps.

I saw the process and the facility requirement in another EU country, but I am very curious how is it settled in NL. 


Few question which are not yet clear for us:


The room where we make soaps needs to have access to water?

For the chemicals do I need to have a specially designed storage?

Do I have to provide specific airflow in the room? If yes which one?


Where can I found these specific requirement?


Best Regards,


A. Hodi


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I would advise to find a specialized party, lawyer ''advocaat'' or ''jurist'' that has experience in representing (cosmetic) brands and manufacturers. Perhaps you have seen https://www.slijpenlegal.nl/cosmetica ?


There are some interesting sources with more information on these topics:




Intercompany Solutions is assisting foreign entrepreneurs with Tax, accounting and legal requirements of opening a company in the Netherlands.


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