Sunscreen? Eczema cream? Psoriasis cream? Bug Dope? Anything to treat or prevent anything?
My short answer is no. There are a variety of reasons that my answer is no. The main reason is the hoops that any crafter or manufacturer must jump through are way too many and too costly for my needs. On top of product registration with Health Canada, you must apply for a Natural Product Number which is much like a Drug Identification Number on prescription drugs.
When a skin product claims to do more than clean or moisturize it crosses a nearly invisible line into ‘drug’ territory. Claims that a product will treat anything automatically bump it out of the cosmetic domain and into the drug category.
Bug dope is considered an insecticide and is very closely monitored by Health Canada. These items also need Natural Product Numbers and clinical trials.
I don’t want to treat any ailments. I don’t want to spend millions of $$$ on clinical trials. I just want to make soap that smells awesome.
I can; however, claim that my body butter moisturizes the skin and can alleviate some of the symptoms of eczema such as itchiness from the dry skin. I can claim that my soap won’t strip your skin like most store bought detergents. My product is not curing any ailment, it’s moisturizing dry skin. That’s it. That’s all. No more, no less.