Category: Ingredients

Post which specifically address all different types of ingredients that are used in soap and cosmetic products.

  • FDA Warning Letters: Products Containing CBD

    FDA Warning Letters: Products Containing CBD

    The FDA sent out 15 warning letters last week (Nov. 2019) to companies that are illegally marketing products containing CBD. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what the FDA is going after and why. The FDA’s Position First, let’s review the FDA’s position on the marketing of products containing CBD. […]

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  • Frankincense: Not So Sustainable

    Frankincense: Not So Sustainable

    Frankincense has been used for thousands of years as a medicine, as a perfume or incense, and in religious practices. It is harvested from various species of Boswellia trees, which are native to the Arabian Peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and northeastern Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia). The frankincense industry provides income to millions of people. The problem is […]

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  • Castor Oil Toxicity?

    Castor Oil Toxicity?

    I was recently asked about castor oil, and whether there was a need to buy “detoxified” castor oil for use in soap.  I’ve used castor oil in my soap for a long time because  it makes marvelous creamy lather, but I did check into the toxicity issue.

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