Category: Good Manufacturing Practices

Posts over the years covering good manufacturing practices for soap and cosmetic handcrafters.

  • 8 Requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices

    There are 8 main types of information and documentation that must be considered and addressed when implementing your good manufacturing practices. While each plays a part, they are inter-related; you can get an overview on good manufacturing practices in general by understanding these 8 different areas.

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  • What’s the Point of GMP?

    You might wonder what’s the point of going to all the trouble of following good manufacturing practices … after all, your products are great, right? The whole reason for implementing good manufacturing practices is to ensure that your great product is great … every batch, every bar, every time. GMP is there to address and…

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  • Announcing New Book on GMP

    Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters.   Nearly a year in the making, this book details what good manufacturing practices are and how soap and cosmetic handcrafters can go about getting real GMP standards set up in a home-based or very small setting.

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  • Good Manufacturing Practices – Part 3

    In this 3rd installment, we’ll take a look at the records required to meet the standards required in the Good Manufacturing Practices Guidelines/Inspection Checklist. Like I say about labeling, “It isn’t COMPLICATED, but it is DETAILED.”  If you have your raw materials correctly logged and labeled, and your recipe/formulation with the procedures written out (see…

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  • Good Manufacturing Practices – Part 2

    In this continuation of my series on Good Manufacturing Practices for small cosmetics manufacturers, we’ll look at the recommended practices for handling raw materials, production and laboratory controls.  (See Good Manufacturing Practices – Part 1 for the first of the series.)

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  • Good Manufacturing Practices – Part 1

    This is the first of a series of posts on the subject of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for cosmetics, especially as applicable to making handcrafted cosmetics in small batches. The Regulations Cosmetics are sort of the bastard-child when it comes to GMP regulations. Both drugs and food have GMP standards set out in the regulations,…

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