Marie Gale is the author of “Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English” and past President of the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild (2004-2009). With her years of experience she has a real understanding of the handcrafted soap industry, and those within it who are striving to create, improve and expand their handcrafted businesses and product lines. She lives on her family ranch in Southwestern Oregon with the man in her life and has the great fortune to be able to stay connected to and interact with the world via wireless high-speed internet and phone.
Soap & Cosmetic Labeling – 3rd Edition (Updated 2015)
By Marie Gale
This excellent reference, considered mandatory reading for anyone selling handmade soap and/or cosmetics, is your helpful guide to following the complex maze of labeling regulations. The past president of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild (and Nova Studio veteran teacher!), Marie Gale has filled an important need in our industry with this book.
With plenty of examples along with diagrams and drawings of different types of labels, it is easy to use and understand. There is a section devoted to soap labeling, with explanations about some of the more complicated (and controversial) issues concerning labeling handcrafted soap.
This book explains how to follow product labeling rules & regulations from:
-Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act
-Fair Product and Labeling Act
-Uniform Weights & Measures Law
-Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations
The 3rd edition has been updated to include more images, diagrams and examples, more explanations – particularly for true soap – and more background on the actual laws and regulations and how they came into being. In all, the 3rd edition contains 38 more content pages.
In addition, the appendixes include cosmetic color additives and their approved uses, INCI names for common ingredients, restricted and prohibited ingredients and metric conversion charts.
In Soap & Cosmetic Labeling, you’ll find all the different rules and regulations that apply to labeling soaps and cosmetics and other related products clearly explained in plain English. As I’ve said before, “getting the labeling right isn’t very complicated… but it is very detailed.” Whether you’re an old hand or a newcomer to the business of soap and cosmetics, you’ll find the information presented in this book to be clear and easy to understand.
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