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Healing, pain relief, medical type conditions

Healing Pain relief and other conditions


We are frequently asked to certify natural products formulated using essential oils and other natural actives with a view to providing functions that are outside the scope of a cosmetic product such as

  • Pain relief, for example joint rubs and salves, headache temple balms

  • Healing balms and salves described as being suitable to help the healing process after injury, due to disease or recent tattoos

  • Products marketed to treat, relieve or cure specific medical conditions such as eczema and psoriasis

  • Products that make claims for growth, ie hair growth oils.


Products with these functions are not cosmetic products, and as such we are unable to provide a CPSR. Examples stated in the regulations of cosmetic function include moisturising, softening, protecting, cleansing, fragrancing and improving the appearance of skin and hair.


We aim to protect our clients by advising that these types of products may be classed as medicines and that any therapeutic claim may result in the product being classed as a medicine and subject to regulation and intervention from the appropriate agencies.


If you wish to make this type of product we advise that you contact the MHRA for further advice

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