Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trends

Fall Pantone Color Trends 2015 in Soap and Cosmetics

I admit it!  I have a passion for color.  I have hundreds of different colored pages for my scrapbooking, which I horde.  And I have tons of color for soap and cosmetics, some of which I use and others I horde.  I even have Pantone books.  If you are as addicted to all things color like me, you will love …

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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 …

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Developing Skin Care Line – Skin Types, Beauty Routines

 This article, Developing Skin Care Line – Skin Types, Beauty Routines, is part one of two of an article that first appeared in the Saponifier Magazine.From Cleopatra’s luxurious milk baths to the 21st century’s anti-aging craze, people desire beauty.  There are many types of products that people believe will give them what they are looking for from soaps to color cosmetics.  For this article, the …

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 …

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 …

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 …