What is a CONSUMER COMMODITY?

Consumer and Commodity are both regular English words, defined in a good dictionary.  A Consumer Commodity is an important term that is defined by law. Consumer: A person who purchases goods or services. Commodity: Something that is bought and sold. Consumer Commodity: A product customarily distributed for retail sale for use by consumers or for the performance of services at … Read More

What is LABELING

When you start to learn about what it takes to legally label your soap and cosmetic products, you may not realize that within the laws and regulations there is a very specific definition of labeling. It’s not what you would expect it to be, and it’s not a definition you can get by looking in a regular dictionary. BUT, it’s … Read More

What is a LABEL?

One frequent point of confusion when it comes to understanding the labeling laws and regulations is exactly what is meant by the word label. The problem is that there are several regular English definitions for label, each one meaning a slightly different thing AND there is a definition of label that is used in the actual regulations and laws. Knowing … Read More

Label Basics: Things You Should Know

Over the years I’ve written many posts about all aspects of soap and cosmetic labels, labeling, regulations, laws and things of general interest. However, it’s been a while since I’ve gone back to basics. This is the start of a new series of posts covering label basics. Over the series I will be taking it back to the fundamentals – … Read More