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How to Complete Your Cosmetic Notification Forms (Canada)

Are you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of filling out your Cosmetic Notification Forms? If you’ve spent any time listening to other soapmakers going through the process, you might be. I’ve been through the process myself, so I get it. If you’ve found yourself staring at the Health Canada website with your eyes glazing over, this article is for you. Ready to break it down? Once you’ve developed your product line and know which ingredients you will be using, it’s time to submit your Cosmetic Notification Forms (CNFs) to Health Canada. You can fill out your forms up to 10

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How to Light Your Product Photos Like a Pro

Light is the most important part of photography! It doesn’t matter how spectacular your products look or how state-of-the-art your camera is; if your photography

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Q+A with a CPA: How to Handle Home Business Taxes Like a Professional

A lot of great soap companies got their start in home kitchens, spare bedrooms, and garages. And we think that’s awesome! Creating great products in …

The Introduction of the Personal Care Products Safety Act 2019 in the United States Senate

It’s been a while since our last update on cosmetics regulations reform when the Personal Care Products Safety Act in the Senate saw a hearing. …

Are You in the Know on Cosmetic Regulations Reform? (USA)

It can be difficult to keep track of what is going on with legislation and regulations on top of the everyday business you already need …

An Interview with Taproot Organics: Can Working with Your Love Make Success?

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that soapmaking and cooking are two passions that fight for my attention. So, it’s not a surprise …

Is Craftybase the Inventory Management Answer for Soapmakers in Business?

It’s no secret that Kenna loves Soapmaker 3. She’s been using it for years. But, we hear from a lot of soapmakers that they struggle with …

Can You Learn to Be a Great Teacher? An Interview with Lori of The Nova Studio

The Nova Studio is celebrating 15 years of being a trusted source of education and information for those interested in making their own soap and bath …

Can SMART goals make successful web design easy?

Before you can dive into your web design, either starting from scratch or doing some updates, you need to be crystal clear on what your …

Soap Visor Review: A New Kind of Safety Gear

Safety gear in soapmaking is an absolute necessity, but goggles can be a huge pain. Especially for those of us who sport glasses. Is there …