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Sogomi Enterprises – Supplier of soap & cosmetic products raw materials in the Philippines

Sometime in the middle of this year, I was struck by inspiration from out of nowhere and decided to make handmade soaps. I researched on how it’s done and it seemed doable enough, if only I could find supplier for the raw materials. Soap is basically oils (fats) and lye, and since oil is readily available, it only left me with lye to worry about. This was my first lesson in Supplier Hunt 101.

I had to search for hours and make a lot of phone calls and e-mails before I was able to find a supplier for lye. As my ambitions branched out to a more diverse range of body products, I was pestered by the same problem: there didn’t seem to be a one-stop supplier for chemicals and components for soap making and cosmetics in the Philippines. There are quite a few in Alibaba, but to my dismay, they sell them by the ton. I’ll get to that when i’m already a beauty products magnate.

Anyway, I was looking for stearic acid to act as a hardening agent for my bars of soap. After hours of fruitlessly searching, I finally stumbled upon this supplier Sogomi Enterprises in Sulit.com. I looked at the list posted in their page and voila! my prayers were answered. They sell all that I need at a practical price, AND they sell in retail! Here’s what I ordered for the first batch:

Mineral oil (as base for massage oils)

Polysorbate 20 (binding agent for immiscible compounds)

Stearic acid (hardening agent for soaps and emulsifier for other body products)

Soap colorant (red, which I was given as a freebie!)

While they are based in Laguna, the representative does regularly visit Manila and conveniently enough, they deliver for free. Since apparently I am in a convenient location (in Fairview), even as I did not meet the usual 5,000 order, Sogomi Enterprise graciously delivered my goods at home. I have been bugging my contact in Sogomi, Miguel, for some samples of the essential oils before I purchase since I have been burned by the “essential oils” from Chemworld.

I have a control batch that I actually bought online from mountainroseherbs.com, and those are premium organic essential oils, which smelled like heaven, and I could genuinely claim that my products would be aromatherapy grade. But the price of importation is a bitch, especially considering the crap that I have to deal with with corrupt customs officials. I foolishly bought lemon “essential oil” from Chemworld in Makati, and my body scrub ended up smelling like Axion. I really don’t think it was essential oil. Or maybe it came from rotten lemons.

Anyway I was pleasantly suprised and giddy this morning as my dad told me that Sogomi came round again and delivered samples at home and I saw the nice little bottles — 14 of them! I just really needed a good whiff of the essential oils so I can decide whether it passes and I didn’t expect to get the samples soon and generously to boot. As a thank you to Sogomi and to Miguel, I decided to write this blog entry in the hopes that more people find their business.

I am in marketing and in the customer service industry no less,  so I know the importance about maintaining your brand and keeping your customers happy. Some of the other suppliers that I dealt with either a) does not answer e-mails b) does not answer phones c) are not flexible d) offer ridiculously high prices or e) have ridiculously high minimum orders. Never good for business. You need to keep your services consistent, efficient and friendly, guys (i’m talking to you Ticanocah and RDJ printing).

Anyway, I swiped this off their Sulit.com page, here you go people:

CARRIER OILS (from Spain) * food and cosmetic & spa grade

Carrier Oils Price Remarks

Borage Oil PhP 2,500/kg Rich in Natural Plant derived Omega 3 & 6
Evening Primrose Oil PhP 1,500/kg
Jojoba Oil PhP 1,200/kg
Rosehip Oil PhP 2,000/kg Rich in natural plant derived Vit. A
Sweet Almond Oil PhP 580/kg
Hazelnut Oil Out of Stock
Macadamia Oil Out of Stock
MINERAL OIL PhP 400.00/gallon

ESSENTIAL OILS (from USA & MALAYSIA)  *author’s note: they also sell by 100mL

Essential Oils Price Remarks

Bergamot Oil (EO) PhP 2,300/kg
Cedarwood Oil (EO) PhP 3,100/kg
Chamomile Oil (EO) PhP 2,300/kg
Citronella Oil (EO) PhP 3,000/kg
Eucalyptus Oil (EO) PhP 3,000/kg
Grapefruit Oil (EO) PhP 2,300/kg
Jasmine Oil (EO) PhP 2,300/kg
Lavender Oil (EO) PhP 2,300/kg
Lavender Oil (EO) PhP 3,500/kg French Lavender Variety
Lemon Oil (EO) PhP 2,300/kg
Lemongrass Oil(EO) PhP 3,000/kg
Orange Oil (EO) PhP 1,000/kg
Patchouli Oil (EO) PhP 2,300/kg
Peppermint Oil (EO) PhP 2,300/kg Sweet Minty Type
Peppermint Oil (EO) PhP 3,200/kg Bursting Minty Type
Rose Oil (EO) PhP 3,700/kg Bulgarian Rose Variety
Rosemary Oil (EO) PhP 2,900/kg
Sampaguita Oil (EO) PhP 2,900/kg
Sandalwood Oil (EO) PhP 4,000/kg
Tea Tree Oil (EO) PhP 3,500/kg
Ylang Ylang (EO) PhP 3,000/kg
*we have other essential oils base on your needs

PLANT EXTRACTS (Water soluble) * food supplement and cosmetic grade

Plant Extracts Price Remarks

Aloe Vera Extract PhP 350/kg Liquid form
Aloe Vera Extract 20% aloin Powder form
Bearberry Extract (98% arbutin component) Powder form
Carrot Extract Powder form
Eclipta Alba Extract Powder form
Guava Leaf Extract Powder form
Guava Fruit Extract Powder form
Henna Extract Powder form
Hops Flower Extract Powder form
Mulberry Extract Powder form
Papaya Extract Powder form
Patchouli Extract Powder form
Pine Extract Powder form
Cocoa Powder Extract PhP 650.00/kg Powder form

*we have other extract base on your needs


EXTRACTS & ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (All 100% Plant Derived)  (From USA)

Extracts & Actives Prices 1 to 24
Ingredients (PhP) kg
Water Soluble
Aloe Vera Extract 350.00 350.00
Ale Vera Gel 10X Concentrate 1,400.00 1,300.00
Bearberry Extract 2,400.00 2,200.00
Hydrolyzed Wheat Glutein 2,700.00 2,450.00
Green Tea Extract 0.00 0.00
Coconut Milk 1,000.00 900.00
Grapeseed Extract 2,900.00 2,600.00
Papaya Extract 1,500.00 1,350.00
Horsetail Extract 2,800.00 2,550.00
Patchouli Extract 1,500.00 1,350.00
Henna Extract 2,500.00 2,300.00
Cucumber Extract 1,650.00 1,500.00
Hops Extract 2,650.00 2,400.00
Seaweed Extract 2,750.00 2,500.00
Tomato Extract 2,300.00 2,100.00


Active Ingredients For Cosmetic & Toiletries Application (From Korea, USA,
China, India, Spain)

Active Ingredients Price Remarks

Azeglyjic Optima PhP 1,800/kg whitening active combination of azelaic acid (anti-acne and oil control, glycolic acid, kojic acid
KAD (Kojic Acid Dipalmitate) PhP 7,000/kg Stable form of kojic acid which do not discolor
Dermapep A3000 (Derma Amino Peptides) PhP 21,000/kg used in treatment of eyebags & dark circles around eyes
Dermapep A510 (Derma Amino Peptides) PhP 15,000/kg used in treatment of wrinkles and age lines
Dermapep A340 (Derma Amino Peptides) PhP 17,000/kg used in treatment of cellulite and for slimming creams
MAP (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate PhP 22,000.00 Skin whitening agent
Titanium Dioxide PhP 350/kg Cosmetic & Food Grade
Rheomer 37 (Base Lotion Polymer PhP 1,750/kg liquid type & easy to disperse compared from carbopol
Miconium Ctac 29 PhP 160/kg used to emulsify creams and lotions and also used as hair conditioner
Polysorbate 20 (tween 20) PhP 300/kg solubilizer to mix oil in water and  to solubilize and to clear  Perfume, Colognes & EDT
Polyquaternium 7 PhP 150/kg Conditioner for Shampoo, Body Wash & Hair Conditioner
Menthol Crystals PhP 1,450/kg Cooling effect for massage, shampoo, conditioner, liniment, creams & lotions, etc.
Acnibio AP PhP 750/kg Preservative for cosmetics, lotions, creams (counterpart of Phenonip & Uniphem P23)
Acnibio FMG PhP 1,200/kg Preservative for skin care (Very Mild, Very Safe & no Irritant)


Raw Materials for Cosmetic Making (Creams, Lotions, Washes, Toiletry Products) (From Korea, Turkey, India, Spain, Malaysia)

Raw Materials Price Remarks

Migowax CA PhP 160.00/kg Cetyl Alcohol
Migowax SA PhP 160.00/kg Stearyl Alcohol
Migowax TP PhP 100.00/kg Stearic Acid TP
Migowax GMS PhP 230.00/kg Glyceryl Monostearate
Migowax GDS PhP 270.00/kg Glyceryl Distearate
Migosil GLY PhP 160.00/kg Refined Glycerine
Migosil 20 PhP 300.00/kg Polysorvate 20 (Tween 20)
Migosil 80 PhP 300.00/kg Polysorbate 80 (Tween 80)
Migosil PG PhP 200.00/kg Propylene Glycol
Migosil CT PhP 420.00/kg Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride
Migosil IPM PhP 250.00/kg Isopropyl Myristate


Raw Materials for Household Products (From Korea, Turkey, India, Spain)

Raw Materials Price Remarks

Acnibio MXR PhP 480/kg Preservative for Rinse Off, Dishwashing, Shampoo, Bath Gel (counterpart of Kathon CG)


Our List of Fragrances

Fragrance for Personal care
Aloe Vera Fragrance    SGM192 Mandarin Fragrance     SGM1796
Banana Fragrance         SGM261 Mandarin Orange Scent
Chamomile Mango Fragrance         SGM2447
Chocolate Fragrance    SGM1130 Melon Fragrance          SGM084
Cinnamon Apple Olive & Grapefruit Scent
Citronella Scent Orange Fragrance         SGM094
Clove Pandan Fragrance         SGM554
Coconut Fragrance       SGM2446 Peach
Coffee Fragrance          SGM1463 Peppermint Fragrance   SGM1734
Cotton Pineapple Fragrance     SGM102
Cucumber Fragrance    SGM035 Rose Fragrance            SGM118
French Vanilla Rose Fragrance            SGM117
Ginger Flower Strawberry Scent
Green Tea Fragrance    SGM1260 Violet
Guava Scent Warm Vanilla
Hazelnut Watermelon Scent
Hazelnut cappuccino Ylang Ylang Scent
Lavender Fragrance      SGM062
Lavender Fragrance      SGM640
Lilac
Lily of the Valley


Our List of COLORANTS

Colorants Prices 100.00 500.00 1.00 25.00
(PhP) grams grams kg kg
Water Soluble FD&C
Tartrazine (Yellow #5) 86.25 393.75 750.00 681.82
Sunset Yellow FLT (Yellow #6) 92.00 420.00 800.00 727.27
Allura Red (Red 40) 264.50 1,207.50 2,300.00 2,090.91
Amaranth (Red 2) 264.50 1,207.50 2,300.00 2,090.91
Erythrosine (Red 3) 632.50 2,887.50 5,500.00 5,000.00
Brillant Blue FCF (Blue 1) 322.00 1,470.00 2,800.00 2,545.45
Indigo Carmine (Blue 2) 391.00 1,785.00 3,400.00 3,090.91
Oil Soluble D&C
Lake Tartrazine (Yellow 5) 115.00 525.00 1,000.00 909.09
Lake Sunset Yellow (Yellow 6) 143.75 656.25 1,250.00 1,136.36
Lake Allura Red (Red 40) 299.00 1,365.00 2,600.00 2,363.64
Lake Brillant blue FCF (Blue 1) 402.50 1,837.50 3,500.00 3,181.82

PIGMENT COLORANTS for HERBAL SOAP & BATH SOAP APPLICATION:

*author’s note: they also sell by 100mL

PIGMENT COLORANT             PRICE

1. Orange                         PhP 1,200.00 / kg

2. Yellow                          PhP 1,100.00 / kg

3. Green                          PhP 1,100.00 / kg

5. Red                            PhP 1,250.00 / kg

So there you go, if you would like to reach them, here are the contact details:

CHEMICALS

Sogomi Enterprises

Lot 18, Block 3, Rosewood I, Rosaflor Subd.,

Tagapo, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna 4026

049 502 5092 (Laguna Line)

(02) 583 4607 (Manila Line)

09174756339

sogomi_ent@yahoo.com

http://www.sogomienterprise.multiply.com  /  http://www.sogomi.sulit.com.ph

Hope you could give a user post if you found this useful!

22 Comments leave one →
  1. Laila permalink
    February 28, 2010 4:48 am

    Hi there!

    This is such a wonderful article. I am in a similar situation right now, having a hard time looking for local suppliers that are reliable and reasonably priced.

    Most of the ingredients I would need are in your article.
    But where do you buy your LYE?

    Pls PM me your supplier of lye if that’s ok.

    Thanks!

    • sugarhigh37 permalink*
      March 1, 2010 10:03 am

      As for lye, I used to buy from Ticanocah, and the first batch of lye was good because they were crystals and easily dissolved.

      However the 2nd batch which I got 7 kilos of, was complete crap because it was flakes, and they seem to have been exposed and are all stuck together so I was left with a 7kg BALL OF LYE, which I don’t even know how to dispose of to this day.

      I texted the woman who supplied me with this lye and as usual was met with no reply.

      Buy at your own risk, I wouldn’t recommend this supplier.

      • sugarhigh37 permalink*
        March 2, 2010 3:30 am

        Incidentally, I sell pure essential oils (from Australia, Canada and US) as well as fragrance oils, you may leave me a message here if you’re interested.

        Good luck!

  2. Joy Castillo permalink
    June 12, 2010 10:05 am

    hi! thanks for this! =)

  3. sunshine permalink
    June 30, 2010 1:44 pm

    hi! this is a very helpful! unfortunately sogomi still didn’t reply. how much do you sell your Essential Oils for? and by how many ml? thanks

    • sugarhigh37 permalink*
      July 3, 2010 3:39 pm

      Hi Celine,

      I usually sell my essential oils for 180 per 10 mL, but i can quote for you depending on the volume you want (because 10mL cobalt blue bottles, the ones i use are pretty expensive). I have the following essential oils for sale:

      Lavender 40/42 variety
      Tea tree oil
      Sweet orange
      Lemon (smell is like Jurlique’s oil, pure lemon, not cheapass fragrance oil preteding to be essential oil)
      Citronella
      Grapefruit
      Peppermint

      I can give you discounts on bigger orders, and i can do meetups in Makati. :)

      • erlie manaloto permalink
        November 6, 2010 1:42 am

        hi sugarhigh,

        would want to know if i can order tea tree essential oil, just 10 ml. to try it out for my skin irritations. how do i go about it?

      • sugarhigh37 permalink*
        November 6, 2010 3:52 am

        Hi Erlie, I do meet ups but 10 mL will seem like a lot of trouble for us both to do that. What I would suggest is that you go to Giga Ventures, they have a stall at Tiendesitas, Megamall, Greenhills (these are the ones that I know) or at Zen Zest. I’m pretty sure their Tea Tree oil are authentic and they sell it for about.. 100 yata for 10 mL? You can also get it from Body Shop, but it’s a lot pricier, at mga 900 i think.

      • shen permalink
        February 12, 2011 9:08 pm

        I’m interested. Do you have a website or contact info sugarhigh37, so we can see what oils your selling.. Thank you.

      • Bianca Fernandez permalink
        May 18, 2011 8:00 am

        does anyone know where i could hire and find a formulator?

  4. May permalink
    October 4, 2010 11:17 am

    hello,

    i’d like to know if you are selling soaps. please contact me.

    • PCE SOAP MANUFACTURING permalink
      November 2, 2011 7:42 am

      hi may, are you interested about buying soaps? we’re soap manufacturing, if you want we can set a meeting for you.. kindly contact us here #045-860-22-63 pamapanga area
      #02-372-93-09 manila area.. thanks and Godbless:)

  5. Lois permalink
    February 20, 2011 2:08 pm

    Hi. I want to buy the Coffee Fragrance Oil? But how much is it? and how many ml as well?

    • sugarhigh37 permalink*
      February 21, 2011 4:31 pm

      Please get in touch directly with Sogomi, I believe I posted the number on my blog.

  6. mjane permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:16 am

    hi sugarhigh,, can you pm me your txt number? =) ive lot of inquiries..

  7. July 30, 2011 7:29 am

    do you have food grade peppermint oil?

  8. August 4, 2011 4:24 am

    this artice is very helpful for me since i am doing my thesis and my proposed project is a liquid hand soap and i dont know where to find raw materials to make my liquid hand soap thanksto Sogomi Enterprises you help me a lot,

    the price is very cheap and affordable,…

    More powers sogomi enterprises

  9. mr jacques berechith permalink
    March 2, 2012 7:34 am

    Hello,
    We are Silver Millennium Ltd and or Eden International Ltd Bulgaria
    Bulgaro African company ho manly deal with Raw Materials for Toilet & Laundry soap .
    For that we are looking to establish a long term business relation with company ho is in measure to deliver as all products for this industry.
    The delivery products can be in bag direct to Bulgaria or to our office in West Africa
    Man producers of laundry soap are using the formula hear billow mentioned
    la glycérine
    Huile de palme
    Huile de jatropha 33%

    Acides gras 33%

    Huile de coco 10%

    Autres huiles 24%

    …………
    100%

    The producers problem is :
    The local producing soap is that the soap melts and disintegrates very quickly during the winter season and during the rainy season is drying very slow reason no dryers to.
    We kindly want to benefit from your expertise and advice to increase our performance
    and to deliver as products to solve those 2 problems.
    1) Fast dray
    2) Not disintegrate & to keep firmly all the soap molecules
    Thos products can be sold in beg mass to our customers.
    If our collaboration well take place we well sea favorably to enlarge our inquire to other products.
    In future those products can be enlarged.
    Awaiting your kind replay we remain
    For answer pls not : silver_m@mail.orbitel.bg
    For Contact Pls Note Eng Jacques Berechith Tel + +359 893646528
    Sincerely Yours
    Eng Jacques Berechith

  10. March 12, 2012 3:13 am

    can you give more list of good suppliers? im trying to contact Ticanoca, and sogomi and it seems they are not keen to answer all my inquiries thanks

  11. March 19, 2012 6:43 am

    Hello!

    Wow!this is the excellent information I needed to read after three months of doing research about soap making. I already did my first batch of soap and just put vitamin E as a natural preservative, but I am continue looking for other antioxidants to put as additional preservatives.

    Finally, I read this blog and thanks for sharing information about Sogomi Enterprises. I am wondering if they will accept orders from Davao City?

  12. October 18, 2012 11:02 am

    This is awesome! I must contact you when I get back to Manila… I am in Bukidnon now…

  13. October 24, 2012 6:25 am

    The chemist behind Sogomi is Sok Gomez and co-owner is his brother Miguel. That is why it is called SoGoMi. You will never go wrong with this supplier. If you have any questions about the chemicals do not hesitate to ask to talk to Sok Gomez. He is a walking chemistry table. I owe a lot to this man. I became quite a player in the business of soaps because of his guidance and wisdom. Just be ready with your notebook and pen when you get to talk to him as he lectures like you are a fellow chemist. This man is to emulated for his generosity in sharing his brilliance.
    Sok Gomez is a U.P. graduate of Chemistry and an academic scholar throughout his college days. He also holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning from U.P. Diliman.

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