A word on FDA regulations, or Why I Can’t Cure Your Pentapox…

Time to dust off this old chestnut…


Buckle in, kids, this post’s a heavy one…

Some of you may remember my venting a bit on Twitter a few weeks ago about trying to help a fellow seller navigate the waters of FDA regulations. Ultimately, it was wasted effort – the seller in question decided to ignore my advice – but it did get me thinking about how we as sellers & manufacturers are allowed to market our products, & how little the buying public really knows about those regulations. More importantly, it drove home how important it is that products are labeled truthfully & accurately.

I have received some really wonderful feedback from my customers over the years, including much glowing praise about how my scrubs, butters & creams have helped folks with eczema & chronically dry, itchy skin. I love hearing that my products have brought relief where other treatments didn’t. I try to formulate new…

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About Hayley

I'm a trained pastry chef, DIY queen & mother with my heart in west England, my soul in Chicago, & my feet in south-central PA. Paintbox Soapworks was born out of my love for handicraft, beautiful fragrances & clean hands. I play around with colors & scents & soothe my insomnia by dreaming up new ideas. I pull heavily from music (Waits, White Stripes, Wilco), books (Tolkien, the avalanche of children's books in C's room) & my own fertile imagination.
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