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You're Going to Have to Label it Now

By December 27, 2012

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I remember it well. It was right after a Christmas many years ago for which I had made soap for gifts for friends and family. As many of you have experienced...I was bitten by the soap making bug...and soon had more soap that I knew what to deal with...and people who wanted to buy it. One of the things I recommend learning early on is how to label your soap. It not only keeps you straight about what's in each particular batch...but allows the people who are buying your soap to know as well. And when you decide that you really want to set up shop, make sure that you understand good manufacturing practices, and get your soap or candles business set up right - right from the start!

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January 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm
(1) Mike says:

Just read your article on Labeling, besides making soy candles I make M&P soaps. My question is,if I make a soap that exfoliates can I label that as soap

January 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm
(2) candleandsoap says:

Yes…you can label it as you would soap – as long as you don’t make any cosmetic claims.

Technically, I don’t think you can call it “exfoliating” soap – that could imply at the least a cosmetic application, and at the worst, a treatment for your skin – which treads between the line of cosmetics and drugs. I think you could probably say, “with natural exfoliants” – or “with poppy seeds, known for their natural exfoliation”.

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