The client is active in the field of beekeeping and had already a SEC assignement 3 years ago regarding Apitherapie.
Now the client is keen on entering into the natural/organic cosmetics business with bee products. In a first step, an introduction to natural cosmetics and their components was given.
The following topics were discussed:
– Introduction to formulation technology
– Components and emulsifiers, Bee products as additives in formulations
– Safety and hygiene requirements
– Laboratory and production equipment
In addition, advice was given on the production of tablets.
Three different standard formulations were produced using the company’s own bee products (wax, pollen, propolis). The composition of a propolis tablet was also optimized.
I recommend the client as a next step to work out a business plan in order to evaluate the feasibility of the upcoming investments.
The final cosmetic formulations can then be worked out during a follow up assignment.