Basics of Soap and Cosmetics Labeling

Properly labeling your soap and cosmetics is important for both consumers and your business. Let’s take a look at some of the rules and what you can do to make sure you are compliant with government regulations. Required on All Products   Regardless of what you sell from soap to candles, every product should be labeled with the name of the product, the identity of …

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How to Choose the Right Craft Show

Choosing the right craft show to sell your products at can be a little daunting.  Here are some things to consider when making your selection. Where do you find craft shows?  There are lots of directories that charge a fee for full information on all craft shows and other events in your area.  If you are a member of the …

Lavender Coffee Scrub Recipe

Lavender Coffee Scrub ½ cup Brown Sugar ¼ cup Ground Coffee 1 tbsp Lavender Buds ¼ cup Grapeseed Oil Mix all of the ingredients breaking up any clumps.  Store in a sealed jar or bottle.  To use, scoop about ¼ cup into hand before entering shower.   Wet skin and rub scrub over body avoiding the face.  Rinse with warm water and shower as …

Pumpkin Puree Facial Masque Recipe

Simple and Natural Pumpkin Puree Facial Masque Recipe

Pumpkin Puree Facial Masque 3 tsp Pumpkin Puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling) ½ tsp Honey ¼ tsp Powdered Milk of your choice  Combine ingredients in a small bowl, place in a container and keep refrigerated until ready to use. To use, apply the mask with your fingers to a freshly cleaned face.  Leave on for 10-15 minutes then rinse with warm water. This …

Natural Exfoliants

Exfoliants are a wonderful way to customize your soaps and products. What is an exfoliant?  It is an additive that adds texture and sloughs away dead skin cells making the skin brighter, smoother and healthier.  They are an important part of good skin care whether buffing away dead skin from your face or your body.  They come in many forms and range from very gentle for facial …

Natural Colorants for Soap: Herbs, Botanicals, & Clays 1

Natural Colorants for Soap: Herbs, Botanicals, & Clays 1

Color is one of the most versatile ingredients in soap making. You can tint your soaps in lovely solid colors or use advanced techniques to swirl soap colors to create beautiful works of art. While many choose to use dyes and pigments, natural colors derived from herbs, botanicals, and other vegetable matter and clays can produce some vivid or muted …