Crème Brûlée Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

New Recipe – Crème Brûlée Sugar Body Scrub Try this new recipe incorporating cane sugar and vanilla specks. The scent is a lovely Crème Brûlée with a natural color specked with vanilla. We offer a copy of this recipe in both US Customary and Metric System versions in PDF format for easy downloading, saving and/or printing. Crème Brûlée Sugar Body Scrub …

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Developing a Line of Skin Care – Designing Your Products

This article is about Developing a Line of Skin Care – Designing Your Products.  If you missed our previous post, Developing a Line of Skin Care – Skin Types and Beauty Routines, click the link. When you first decide to design a new line of products, you must do your research.  Not only do you want to create products that are profitable, but you …

Testing Fragrances in Soap

Although many suppliers have tested the fragrances and essential oils they carry in soap, each recipe plus other factors, such as temperature, humidity, etc., are different.  Therefore, you should always test the fragrances in your own recipe. If you have a number of fragrances to test, you can make a batch of soap, and mix each fragrance in a different cup or mold section.  Both CP …

FREE Fragrance Gap Analysis Worksheet

FREE Fragrance Gap Analysis Worksheet

Enjoy this handy worksheet for determining what scents your product line is missing. Fill in the sheet with FOs and EOs you currently offer. Any areas that seem to be lacking on types of scents you may want to consider adding to your line.  To get your free worksheet, click on the image above.  From our website page you can …

Top 10 Fragrance Oils for Soapmakers

Top 10 Fragrance Oils for Soapmakers

  While there are many amazing fragrance oils to use in soapmaking, this list was comprised based on the following factors: Price Popularity with consumers Work well in soap (no issues) Can work well in a blend These fragrances represent all of the main scent families, giving a new soapmaker a well-rounded starter fragrance ‘kit’.  Lavender One of the most popular fragrance oils. It …

Top 10 Essential Oils for Soapmakers

Top 10 Essential Oils for Soapmakers

  While there are many amazing essential oils to use in soapmaking creating endless possibilities, this list was comprised based on the following factors: Price Popularity with consumers Ability to blend well with other EOs Work well in soap Lavender By far one of the most popular essential oils. It has a sweet, balsamic, floral aroma which combines well with many oils including citrus, …

Color Me Pretty Part 1 – Cosmetic Recipes

History of Cosmetics Civilizations have used forms of cosmetics for centuries in religious rituals, to enhance beauty, and to promote good health. Cosmetic usage throughout history can reveal a civilization’s practical concerns, such as protection from the sun, acknowledgment within a class system, or simply for beauty. In as early as 10,000 BCE, men and women in Egypt used scented oils and ointments to clean …

Soap and Cosmetic Business Start-up 101

Starting a new soap and cosmetic business?  You will most likely need to meet the same requirements as any other new business.  Here are some registrations that may apply to you.    Business Licenses Contact your city’s business license department to find out about getting a business license, which essentially grants you the right to operate a business in that city. When …

Product Liability Insurance for Soap and Cosmetics

No matter your business, you should have product liability insurance in this day and age.  Not only does it make you look like a professional company, but it protects you and your business against potential liability claims against your products. When people sue large companies like McDonald’s for having hot coffee, which is clearly marked as such, then you are just as likely to be …