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Becoming a Soapmaker

Posted by BBN on 6/13/2010 to Soap
I was recently reading a book that discussed the Top Ten Events in the process of becoming a Soapmaker (The Everything Soapmaking Book, by Alicia Grosso).  It’s a good book by the way, for those starting out.  Well, the list made me think back to the days when I was just dabbling in the art of making soap.  Never did I think I’d become so addicted.

Do We Need Antibacterial Cleaners?

Posted by BBN on 6/6/2010 to Do It Yourself Recipes
As the debate continues, millions of people use antibacterial soaps and household cleaners every day, believing that their germ killing ability will keep their families healthier.  Could these same chemicals that fight germs also be hazardous to your health? 

Is it Soap? Is it a Cosmetic or a Drug?

Posted by BBN on 6/4/2010 to Soap

The FDA regulates cosmetics and drugs.  What determines how a product is classified is the intended used for the product.  The way in which firms market a cosmetic can make it a drug, or how a firm markets a drug can make it a cosmetic.  So what is soap?

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