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.

The following posts (an ever-growing list) cover the basics of labeling, starting with the definition of the key terms and discussion of their use and meaning.

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