Author: Marie Gale
Publisher: Cinnabar Press
Number of Pages: 208
ISBN: 0979594561 / 978-0979594564
From the Back Cover:
So you just developed an awesome soap or cosmetic product. You gave it out to friends and family who raved about it and urged you to put it on the market. You check on what that would take and that's when you hit the wall of rules and regulations. Thud!
Does that mean you've hit a dead end? Absolutely not!
In Soap & Cosmetic Labeling, author Marie Gale clearly explains the different rules and regulations that apply to labeling soaps and cosmetics and other related products. As she says, "getting the labeling right isn't very complicated... but it is very detailed."
This book explains, in plain English, how to follow product labeling rules and regulations from:
- Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act
- Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
- Uniform Weights & Measures Law
- Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations
- State Laws
- ...and more!
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.
Whether you're an old hand or a newcomer to the business of soap and cosmetics, you'll find the information presented here clear and easy to understand, and Soap & Cosmetic Labeling an excellent guide through the maze of labeling regulations.
About the Author:
Marie Gale is a self-professed computer geek who actually likes reading laws, statutes, regulations, court cases and old books. She probably would have been a lawyer or a chemist has things worked out differently. As it is, in 1998 she started making and selling handcrafted soap and cosmetics. Her tendency toward research of all kinds, led her to delving into labeling regulations, resulting in her book "Soap and Cosmetic Labeling" (2008). Involvement with the community of soap and cosmetic handcrafters and seeing the need for good manufacturing practices, brought about her book "Good Manufacturing Practices for Handcrafters" (2012). Her love of old books became the driving force behind her extensive library of antique and vintage books about the making and use soap and cosmetics, particularly those products made with natural ingredients. Wanting to share at least some of the amazing recipes available in her library, Marie published "300 Years of Natural Soap & Cosmetic Recipes" (2011). Marie lives in Southwestern Oregon with the man of her life. When not participating in the handcrafted soap and cosmetic community, she can be found doing website programming, managing her family's timber ranch or researching her family tree.
Table of Contents:
- List of Abbreviations
- The Laws and Who Enforces Them
- Chapter 1: Who Makes the Rules?
- Chapter 2: What is It?
- Chapter 3: Understanding the Packaging & the Label
- Chapter 4: What is Required on the Label
- Chapter 5: General Rules for Product Labels
- Chapter 6: Product Identity
- Chapter 7: Quantity of Contents
- Chapter 8: Business Name and Address
- Chapter 9: The Ingredient Declaration
- Chapter 10 Ingredient Declaration for True Soap:
- Chapter 11: Required Warning Statements
- Chapter 12: Disclosure of Material Facts
- Chapter 13: Color Additives
- Chapter 14: Other Information on the Label
- Chapter 15: Other Regulations
- About the Author
- What People are Saying