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

A Unique Quality Product taking the Natural Cosmetic World to another level.

We are pleased to announce that we will be the exclusive UK route to market for Ironwood Clay Company of Canada. Glacier CLAY is a unique mineral rich SEA SILT (sediment) found only in the province of British Columbia and nowhere else in the world. The Sea Silt is harvested sustainably with zero ecological footprint (as opposed to Kaolin Clay).

GLACIAL OCEANIC CLAY works deep in the Dermis cleansing it from impurities. It strengthens the barrier function of the skin to keep it healthy and hydrated the most natural way.

Applications: Body Care, cleansing cream, deodorant, haircare, mask (body, face and hair), sun protection, soap.

We will be offering:
GLACIAL OCEANIC CLAY (Wet Clay) – Pack Type: bag in a bucket, net weight: 25kg
GLACIAL OCEANIC CLAY (Powder): Pack type: bag in a box Net Weight: 10kg

We received a limited number of samples of both Powder Clay and Wet Clay – so if you would like to receive your sample of either please contact us promptly to avoid disappointment!


Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay


Glacial Oceanic Clay is a mineral rich clay found uniquely in the province of British Columbia. The clay, deposited as sediment in the ocean, is enriched with beneficial phytoplankton. It is a totally naturally sourced product which is scooped then dried naturally by Ironwood Clay Company in Canada. Glacial Oceanic clay rests beneath a blanket of humus and is constantly refreshed by the ocean. This precious material is collected with every precaution taken to ensure that the pristine site is preserved forever. The Clay is harvested with zero ecological footprint.

A superior product with impressive results - hydration up, sebum and oil down with significant average of 95% in skin surface sebum after application of Glacial Oceanic Clay on face. The skin feels comfortable and moist. The osmotic power of the clay pulls moisture up from deep inner tissues to hydrate the surface of the skin and also cleans the skin without dehydrating it. Glacier Oceanic Clay is a must for open-pored, acne-prone skin types. It also has a therapeutic effect on eczema prone skin and calm down sensitive skin.

Packing: Glacial Oceanic Clay Powder 10kg bag in a box.
Glacial Oceanic Wet Clay (Sea Silt) 25kg bag in a bucket.
You can download product summary information here.

 Please contact us for more information on this truly fantastic product. We have a limited number of samples to give away.

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