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 supplier
  • High quality products sourced globally
  • RSPO Associate Member

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

From 1st July 2018 we centralised our warehousing: all orders are now despatched from our Leeds warehouse.  


  Glacial Oceanic Clay - Sea Silt

Glacial Oceanic Clay (Wet Clay) pack type: 1kg to 25kg....Powder pack type 600g to 10kg

Glacial Oceanic Clay (WET CLAY) - The clay is mixed with the water from the glacier and ready to use as face, body or hair mask.
Glacial Oceanic Clay (Powder) - 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.

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.


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.

This will allow us to concentrate on continuing to provide the best soap base products online at the very best prices. 

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


Stephenson's Claranol Soap Bases and Oceanic Clay

As part of our specialised products we supply nationwide a Melt & Pour Soap base which is a carefully balanced formulation. Melt & Pour is a vegetable glycerine base easy to work with which produces a pleasant, soft and stable soap at a wide variety of temperature range.

Test with Glacial Oceanic Clay: Stephenson's technicians added 1-5% Glacial Oceanic Clay to the Claranol Clear SLS Freefor an astringent, rehydrating and exfoliating bar of soap.

An eco-friendly packaging
: As a supplier, it is our responsibility to ensure that our products are handled, used and disposed of safely and without unacceptable risks to the environment. Stephenson is supporting this important initiative for the Claranol Soap bases. Once our stock of plastic tubs is exhausted we will be supplying Claranol Melt & Pour in 11.5kg recyclable cardboard boxes.



Lanolin: A Key Ingredient Conform To PH Eur

Lanolin! One of the best emollients and moisturising ingredient nature has to offer. Sustainably sourced, highly purified and safe Lanis EP is this month our star product.


LANIS EP is ultra-pure, pharmaceutical grade anhydrous lanolin that conforms to the most recent edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph Eur). It is an essentially water-free wool wax that contains less than 0.25% by weight of water (w/w). It is produced by refining and bleaching lanolin obtained in the wool-washing process.

LANIS EP is a yellow unctuous substance with a slight, pleasant odour. Presentation: 45kg drums.

LANIS EP gives creams an ointment-like, rich texture. It is an emollient, skin softening, moisturising and conditioning agent and is an effective vehicle for active substances. It can be used in skin care preparations for adults and babies as well as sunscreen, colour cosmetics, hair care, shaving and soap products.

To find out more please call us or send us an enquiry through our contact page. 

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