Hi, I’m Marie Gale.
Helping People Understand What’s Required.
For over 15 years I’ve been researching and following the world of laws, regulations, standards and guidelines for the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. What started as my personal quest to understand soap and cosmetic labeling for my own products has grown into a deep understanding of the many regulations that handcrafted soap and cosmetics makers are subject to.
My personal passion to assist others to understand and follow the labeling and other requirements grew out of all that research. If I had my way, no handcrafter would ever experience the stress and heartache of unwittingly running afoul of the the laws and regulations.
There is peace of mind in knowing that you are compliant with the applicable regulations. I’m here to help you achieve that stress-free relationship with your products and your business.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Read more: Glitter – New EU Ban
On September 25, 2023, the EU adopted measures to restrict intentionally added microplastics in cosmetics and many other products. Loose glitter is prohibited as of Oct 15, 2023.
Read more: Does MoCRA Apply to You?
The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild recently comprehensive guide to the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act of 2022 (MoCRA) and a wizard to help you determine what you need to do .
Read more: Unilever vs. Jukebox Soap – “Natural” Wins!
Unilever (Dove) recently challenged hallenging some of the claims made by Jukebox Soap (by Dr. Squatch) including “natural” and “no harsh chemicals”
If you want another set of (experienced) eyes on your label to make sure it meets all the requirements, I can do that. Label reviews take about a week and you get a report covering all the pertinent points, plus a summary of what you should address (if anything). Label reviews are a flat price per label (discounts available if you have several labels to be reviewed).
Brochures, signage, and website copy all play a part in the regulations that apply to your product. I can review your copy and let you know if there is anything that you should address to make sure you are in compliance. Phone consultations also available if you just have questions you want answered. Consultations are on an hourly basis (minimum 1/2 hour).