Our Assessor

Our assessor is Scott Grainger MSc BSc (Hons) CSci CChem MRSC

Scott has been working as a cosmetic chemist and safety assessor for many years. His interest in natural cosmetics started after visiting craft fairs in the early 1990s - he was inspired by the variety and quality of products available - so much so that he started and ran his own successful natural cosmetics business for several years before returning to the "lab" to concentrate on the scientific aspects of the business. Scott now devotes his time to research and writing safety assessments, but he is still a keen natural formulator and avid soapmaker - he donates much of his free time to supporting craft and small scale producers via internet forums and Facebook - we believe he is one of the only assessors who has actually run a natural cosmetics business and continues to actively make natural products - Scott has personally made all of the categories of cosmetics that we certify with our flexible packages and we think this gives him a unique understanding of what craft and small scale producers really need. 




Scott's professional profile is as follows -

Qualifications

MSc by Research
BSc Combined Sciences - First Class Honours in Chemistry with Microbiology and Mathematics
Chartered Chemist (CChem)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Full member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)


Experience

20+ years in chemical and product safety
7+ years in small scale manufacturing and development of cosmetics
Member of the advisory panel of the
Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers

Research Interests

Toxicology of essential oils
Chemistry and formulation of natural cosmetics
The History and Chemistry of Soap