As a Soap maker, you have your FO and oil combination, your drop swirl and frosted tops perfected. If you make Candles too, you will have aced your recipe to precision. Running a Soap or Candle Business doesn’t stop at creating the perfect product, however. From marketing, to admin work, ordering supplies, and selling at the markets – there’s a lot that going on in between. This is why taking out a tailored insurance policy is a business essential in your industry.
Why AUZi's Soap & Candle Maker Insurance?
Our role in Australia's Soap & Candle Industry
AUZi operates a little differently to traditional Insurance Brokers. Rather than offering a general policy, our Brokers have done extensive research (yes, they’ve even made soap) into your industry to tailor an insurance policy that perfectly aligns with Soap & Candle Makers.
We love getting to know you all and learning what makes a Soap or Candle business tick. We’ve learnt all about AICIS, Compliance and even taken part in a soap making workshop (would any candle makers like to take us next?). With this insight, we have created a policy that fits your business like a glove
Okay, but do Soap & Candle makers really need Insurance?
Yes. However amazing your soap or candles might be, this doesn’t remove the chance of human error. Between making deliveries, picking things up from the post office, operating your selling platforms and creating a product that is used on the skin, there are several risks that your business goes through in just one day, let alone years of operation.
Public and Products Liability insurance can protect you in the event of a claim being brought against you and your business. A claim can not only be time consuming, but it can be costly enough to put you out of business and jeopardise your livelihood.
What's Covered under AUZi's Soap & Candle Makers Insurance?
Soap and Candle Maker Policy Prices
3 Month Cover
at $5,000,000 Liability
6 Month Cover
at $5,000,000 Liability
Lowest Daily Rate
at $5,000,000 Liability
You can Now Add Dish & Laundry Soap to your Soap & Candle Policy.
Additional Costs Apply. Add it during the Quote process, or upgrade your Policy from your MyAUZi account.
Newest Supported Product
Pet Soap 4
1: As long as being sourced from local suppliers and are not being imported. Electrical Diffuser sales must be less than 10% of turnover. 2: Assuming Lip Balms sales do not count for more than 10% of turnover. 3: Subject to pure essential oils with carrier oil ingredients only 4: Subject to all ingredients being natural and non-hazardous.
All Products including manufactured and imported goods must meet and comply with Australian Standards and in particular ACCC, AICIS and TGA standards. Soap makers and/or importers must comply with AICIS requirements. It is also the customers duty to understand the requirements and whether they need to be registered with AICIS to be able to import, manufacture and sell their goods. Goods imported into Australia need to meet the applicable standards that are determined by the government.
Don't take it from us: Here's what some of our Customers have to say.
Got a Question?
Here's some of our Frequently Asked Questions for Soap & Candle Makers;
As a soap maker and/or importer, you must comply with Laws, Regulations, and Standards regarding cosmetics. Soap is deemed a cosmetic by AICIS.
Thus, there are a number of Laws, Regulations, and Standards that apply to anyone making Soap.
It is best to consult a compliance expert who will guide you on compliance for soap making. You can read more on compliance here.
All suppliers (Including manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers) must comply with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) mandatory standard for ingredient labelling of cosmetics.
Under Australian Consumer Law, the ACCC can take action against misleading or deceptive claims on cosmetic product labels.
Generally you need to register your business with AICIS if you are;
- Making Soaps in Australia by a process involving a chemical reaction — for example saponification using lye
- Importing soaps from overseas — this applies to packaged products ready for sale and soap that will be packaged locally.
- Importing chemical ingredients into Australia for soap making.
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Yes, you can increase your Limit of Liability by logging in to your MyAUZi account and selecting the UPGRADE COVER option. You simply then need to follow the on-screen prompts.
We can definitely look at covering your teaching and workshop activities. For Soap & Candle making workshops, you can get a quote here.
Your Dedicated Contacts
Chat live with our Specialist Brokers, Nicole & Tracy by hitting the live chat bar below. Only available during Office hours.
Alternatively, give us a call on 1300 939 698, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Blog
Implications of Cancelling your Product Liability Cover.
Products Liability is an occurrence-based wording. This means, the insurance needs to be in place at the time the incident occurred for there to be a valid claim.
If you cancel your insurance today and an incident is notified and/or occurs tomorrow for a product or service you provided last week, you will not be covered. Read more on this here