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Monday, September 14, 2015
Understanding FDA Cosmetic vs. Drug Claims
Now that you want to turn your hobby into a business and sell your products, you will have to understand the rules of making claims about your product is very important. The rules and regulations for selling bath and body products fall are created by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and are put into place for the safety of the consumer. According to The Soap Queen, soap and cosmetics should not make claims that could confuse your product as a drug. And the FDA regulates and defines cosmetics, drugs and soap differently. I can be tricky to understand these definitions and what type of claims are appropriate for each one of them. In a recent post called Understanding FDA Cosmetic vs. Drugs, The Soap Queen explains what you need to know. So I would suggest reading this post before you start selling your products.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.