H Foster & Co Ltd

Head Office Reading Tel: 0113 243 9016
Service provider to the chemical industry
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Our Products At A Glance

Environmentally Friendly Process

environment friendly2We ensure that our products are handled, transported, used and disposed of safely and without unacceptable risks to the environment.

Protection of the environment in both the short and long term is an integral part of our business practice.

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Buy Our Soap Bases Online

shopAre you passionate about soap making? Keen on making your own cosmetics? Do you want to turn a hobby into a business?

You can purchase a range of soap bases, oils and butters from our online shop and take advantage of our bulk buying to pass on some really great savings! Our shop can be visited at www.hfostersoaponline.co.uk.


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Welcome to H Foster 1875 Ltd

We are a leading UK stockist and supplier of Fatty Acids, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, Esters and their related products, Natural Waxes, Speciality Oils and innovative products for the formulator. We can supply in a number of formats including pellets, flakes, powders, emulsions and slabs.

We pride ourselves on putting our customers first and strive to provide the best products and ensure we aim to deliver on budget, on time with:

  • Over 140 years experience as a family business founded in 1875
  • Unequalled reputation as a reliable and prompt supplierlogoBAB-UKAS-2015
  • High quality products sourced globally
  • ISO 9001-2008 accredited

You can find out more about our company on our Heritage page



Company Restructure 2016

We are pleased to announce that the majority of H Foster & Co Ltd (Company Reg. No. 05829773) business will be transferred to our Holding Company  H Foster 1875 Limited (Company Reg. No 01065423) on 1st September 2016.

The restructure of the companies means that niche applications products such as formulated soap and oils sold through our e-commerce site will still be trading under the “H Foster & Co Ltd” banner.

There will be no other changes in terms of management, staff, location or supply chain. This is a very exciting time for us as we continue to expand our portfolio in taking on new partnerships; our Principal, KahlWax, have added to their portfolio a vast range of raw materials and components enabling us to meet the demands of R&D not only in the Cosmetic sector but also in the Surface Coating industry.

As we have done for the last decade, we will continue to offer the highest service to our customers, and will strive in maintaining our unequalled reputation as a reliable and prompt supplier during these very challenging times.


Why Not Visit Our Online Store?home-page

Our online store enables existing small businesses or keen hobbyists to create their own soap safely and easily by purchasing a selection of Melt & Pour Glycerine soap bases, Oils, Butters, together with a Moisturising Body Lotion Base and an Ultra Soft Shampoo Base, both especially formulated for H Foster.

This will allow us to concentrate on continuing to provide the best soap base products online at the very best prices.  We have also recently included a selection of Natural Vegetable Waxes and Oils for cold processed soap. 

 Our online store can be visited at www.hfostersoaponline.co.uk 

New Product

Glacial Oceanic Clay - Sea Silt

Clays, Water, Air and Organic Matter are the 4 major portions of the soil.

Ironwood Clay Company's Glacier Clay is a unique mineral rich SEA SILT (sediment) found only in the province of British Columbia (Canada) and nowhere else in the world. The Sea Silt is harvested sustainably with zero ecological footprint, it rests beneath a blanket of humus and is constantly refreshed by the ocean. It is accessible to harvest with very strict governmental, environmental and community guidelines. This precious material is collected with every precaution taken to ensure that the pristine site is preserved forever.
100% natural product no added ingredients required.

Now available in the UK exclusively from H Foster: 

Glacial Oceanic Clay (WET CLAY) Pack type: 25kg sterile foil bag - The clay is mixed with the water from the glacier and ready to use as face, body or hair mask.
Glacial Oceanic Clay (Powder) pack type 10kg sterile bag in a box . This ultra-fine powder disperses easily in mineral water for a DIY face, body or hair mask.

The claims made by Ironwood that a significant average reduction of 95% in skin surface sebum after application of Sea Silt on the face are backed by clinical report which are available upon request. The best, safest natural product for acne prone skin.


Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay

Dry powder pack.

Wet clay pack.


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