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    • CommentAuthorcatherine
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2009
      1 point
    I read the whole entire FDA guidelines for labeling but I still have a question. If I use 2 oz. of liquid soap base in a scrub do I need to label the scrub with the liquid soap base ingredients as well or, can I write "liquid soap" in addition to all the other ingredients? Does that make sense? I know that sentence is wordy.

    Example would be:
    Evening Primrose Oil, liquid soap, white granulated sugar etc.

    Thanks again,
    Catherine
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      CommentAuthorandee
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2009
      0 points
    Catherine,

    You would need to use the liquid soap ingredients in the listing, not Liquid Soap.
    • CommentAuthorcatherine
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2009
      0 points
    OK thanks for your response.

    Catherine
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      CommentAuthorMesha
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012 edited
      1 point
    I recently made a soap for babies with chamomile tea that has me in a dither on how to properly label it with the INCL in the proper descending order of ingredients.
    This also got me to thinking about how I would go about labeling my favorite lotion once I have tested it out enough I feel safe to sell it. It is made with a herbal tea and several extracts that I have made myself. The issue with this is without expensive testing I have no idea how much of each thing ends up in the final product. Some herbs more readily extract into different mediums then others. Is there more of herb A in there that I put in as an extract or herb B that I made the tea with? See?? Am I just over thinking this???
    When using the tea for the soap I could put the chamomile down as an extract but where in the list would I put it? I haven't a clue how much chamomile is actually in it :(
    Help!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchrima
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
      0 points
    i think in this case, mesha, you would just list them in decending order of how much you used to infuse your herbal tea to start with.
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      CommentAuthorMesha
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012
      0 points
    Do I list it as herbal tea with _____, _______, _________ or list it as water and add the herbs as extracts at the end?
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      CommentAuthorAnaBanana
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2012
      0 points
    Mesha, I'm not sure if this same rule applies to personal products as it does with food items, but when you look at an item that uses something like milk chocolate or a variety of oils to fry in, it has that ingredient listed in its order and then has parentheses to list the ingredients of THAT one. So, a granola bar has milk chocolate drizzled on it, it says "Oats, sugar, butter, milk chocolate (cocoa, milk, sugar, soy lithicin), salt, pepper...
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      CommentAuthorchrima
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2012
      3 points
    i list my teas as "infusion of . . . plus the name of the flower or herb according to the INCI list". An example would be:"infusion of anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile)".

    this link is a great reference for INCI names, by the way: http://www.oshun.ca/inci.html
    • CommentAuthorcaren
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2012
      0 points
    Great link Christine, it is now part of my favorites, for future reference.
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      CommentAuthorMesha
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
      0 points
    That site is sure going to be helpful when making future labels!
    Thanks bunches for linking it for us!
    • CommentAuthorEHails
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2013
      0 points
    Marie Gale has written an excellent book on Soap & Cosemetic Labeling & it is available on her website at www.mariegale.com. She also teaches classes/workshops where you are encouraged to bring a variety of your products for evaluation, which is extremely helpful & informative. She has also recently published a book on (Good Manufacturing Practices that I HIGHLY recommend as well.) The classes were held at the Nova Studio in Point Richmond, CA (http://thenovastudio.com/)

    The book not only covers how to properly list your ingredients but also goes into specifics about how what you say (or imply) about a product can take it from a soap to a cosmetic to a drug. Different rules apply to each category. The laws about the information, its size and the placement on your label are all explained, too.

    Beyond the rules about labeling, there is also the need for us all to be truthful & to describe ingredients in a way that anyone can understand.

    :) I hope this helps :) Happy soaping!!!
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      CommentAuthorMesha
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2013
      0 points
    I have that book and have highly advocated it numerous times. Every one who sells should have it as a reference. Unfortunately in this case it didn't have the answer I needed.