Extra Info for Vendors


Bath & Body Product Vendors

If you make and sell:

  • Soap
  • Lip Balm
  • Body powders
  • Deodorants
  • Lotion, hand cream, face cream etc.
  • Bath salts, bubbles, oils, bath additives etc.
  • Perfumes, fragrances, body sprays etc.
  • Essential oil products
  • Herbal body products
  • ANY OTHER PRODUCT applied to the skin or any part of the body

The Market appreciates your participation and wants you to be able to LEGALLY sell your items to the public. You must undertake HEALTH CANADA compliance before you can sell your items at the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market – VERY IMPORTANT!

Please follow the appropriate links and REGISTER YOUR ITEMS with Cosmetic Notification Forms for each item. Please label every product in accordance with guidelines: Ingredients (including Latin/scientific terms), any cautions, full name & contact info of maker

This is a FREE but necessary procedure.

Please be aware that you may not make HEALTH CLAIMS for any product, as it would then need to be licensed under the Food and Drug Act, which requires fees and product testing.

We are enforcing this regulation in 2020, as failure to comply by vendors may void the Farmers’ Market Association Liability Insurance and will create a liability issue for the vendor if a Health Canada inspection takes place or a customer concern or complaint arises.

The Market Manager will be asking for proof of compliance before you will be allowed to sell these items.  To discuss: wlfm.manager@gmail.com / 250-297-6553. Our goal is to keep your products available!

Go here – Health Canada Website link:


“Cosmetics Legislation

All cosmetics sold in Canada must be safe to use and must not pose any health risk. They must meet the requirements of the  Food and Drugs Act and the  Cosmetic Regulations.

Under the Food and Drugs Act, a cosmetic includes “any substance or mixture of substances, manufactured, sold or represented for use in cleansing, improving or altering the complexion, skin, hair or teeth and includes deodorants and perfumes.” This includes cosmetics used by professional esthetic services, bulk institutional products (such as hand soap in school rest rooms), as well as “handmade” cosmetics sold at craft sales or home-based businesses.

The Cosmetic Regulations and the Food and Drugs Act require that cosmetics sold in Canada be manufactured, prepared, preserved, packed and stored under sanitary conditions. The manufacturer and importer must notify Health Canada that it is selling the product and provide a list of the product’s ingredients.

Additionally, cosmetics are subject to the requirements of the  Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and  Regulations and any chemicals found in cosmetics may be subject to the  Canadian Environmental Protection Act.”