Soap & Cosmetic Labeling – 3rd Edition (Updated 2015)


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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
-State Laws

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.

Book Size: 6 x 0.5 x 9

208 pages

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marie gale 2014Marie Gale is four-time author, past president of The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild (HSCG) & labeling guru. She has taught numerous Soap & Cosmetic Labeling and Good Manufacturing Practices classes at The Nova Studio, based on her most popular books. Grab your copy of Soap & Cosmetic Labeling and/or Good Manufacturing Practices from our website. Learn how to get your business compliant from Marie.


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