I recently was reminded by a post by Erica on her blog, Bath Alchemy - A Soap Blog and More about the current legislation that congress is currently debating. You should get familiar and educate yourself by reading all the material you can that could potentially effect your business. You can start out with Handmade Cosmetic Alliance website and Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild (HSMG)'s blog about this very subject.
The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild (HSMG), who have already been involved in the
process of getting Congress to acknowledge and protect the small business owner
by adding exemptions to one of the new
bills, has partnered with the Handmade Cosmetic Alliance to gain further
recognition and get exemptions added to the other 2 bills than can affect your
IF you are currently in the soap, bath, body, and/or cosmetic making line of business or thinking about getting started then you must get educated about what is going on and help out. Like Erica says in post that the HSMG cannot do it alone and they need your help. She says it takes only 1 minute of your time. All you have to do is write to your
representatives in Congress using a super simple form letter. All you have to
do is fill out your name and address, it locates your reps and sends them the
email. So take action now, by clicking on this link - Write Your Congressman Tool.