Soap Making Magazine

Soap Making Magazine – review: http://www.makingsoapmag.com/

Soap Making Magazine is an independent publication with international reach. Everything about the site and publication reflects the obvious care and professionalism which has gone into their preparation and presentation.

It is jam packed with very useful articles, features, tips and industry insights! Submissions by guest writers such as internationally renowned soap making Guru Melinda Coss are a soap makers goldmine and well worth the subscription price.

I requested a review copy of the magazine and found the publishers to be prompt and efficient in their communication.

Michael O’Sullivan

Registrar for The Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers

www.gcstm.co.uk

New Webmasters

 Cottage Webcraft are now giving Web Design support to GCSTM - if you have any website problems or questions please call 01544 239001 or contact us here. … [Continue reading]

The famous olive trees of Puglia are ravaged by disease

The famous olive trees of Puglia are ravaged by disease – here's how we can save them http://phys.org/news/2015-04-famous-olive-trees-puglia-ravaged.html … [Continue reading]

Video: Why ‘hypoallergenic’ isn’t a thing

Video: Why 'hypoallergenic' isn't a thing: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-video-hypoallergenic-isnt.html … [Continue reading]

Not a representative body!

Several different people have encouraged me to take The Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers to the ‘next level’ and become more proactive in promoting the interests of members. On the face of it, it’s a great idea – the reasons that this Guild … [Continue reading]

Future of Formulations in Cosmetics, 3rd – 4th June 2015, London, UK

Note: Inclusion of this announcement is not an endorsement Future of Formulations in Cosmetics, 3rd - 4th June 2015, London, UK (Increasing the quality of personal care products) Two Day “Future of Formulations in Cosmetics” conference is due … [Continue reading]

Concern over Skin Whitener Marketing

Concern over Skin Whitener Marketing from the James Cook University: A study led by a James Cook University marketing expert has raised concerns over the ethics of the marketing of skin-whitening products, widely available in … [Continue reading]

Labeling ‘nano’ products

Labeling ‘nano’ products – ‘mega’ problem - by Emilia Izak | Nanosafety Regulation, Scientific Challenges http://www.nanotoes.eu/nanosafety-regulation/labeling-nano-products-mega-problem.html … [Continue reading]

Does the law deal with nano in cosmetics and toiletries?

Does the law deal with nano in cosmetics and toiletries? http://www.nanoandme.org/regulation/cosmetics-and-the-law/ … [Continue reading]

Warning over ‘epidemic’ of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products

Warning over 'epidemic’ of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10164452/Warning-over-epidemic-of-skin-allergies-from-chemical-in-cosmetics-and-household-products.html … [Continue reading]

Entrepreneurs create effective method against bee harming pest

A group of entrepreneurs in Veracruz have designed a "smart" system to contain larvae growth of the mite Varroa destructor among the bee population, which reduces the production of honey by as much as 50 percent when it invades the … [Continue reading]

Meeting document of the FDA Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Briefing Document for a Meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee Healthcare Antiseptic Ingredients Ref the previous post of particuler interest the table of appensices: Summary of safety data … [Continue reading]

Update on Triclosan

The 'dirty' side of soap: Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141117154612.htm … [Continue reading]

Entering the Nano Era

The article author stares: "From electronics to photonics, information storage, communication, catalysis, energy, medicine, homeland security environment protection, cosmetics, and even building construction, every one of them could benefit from … [Continue reading]

Research helps steer mites from bees

A Simon Fraser University chemistry professor has found a way to sway mites from their damaging effects on bees that care and feed the all-important queen bee: http://www.sfu.ca/pamr/media-releases/2014/research-helps-steer-mites-from-bees.html … [Continue reading]