Packaging and Labeling Soap and Cosmetics

All of the technical requirements broken down in simpler terms
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

Confused about how to label your products? Learn to properly label and package your products to sell to the public following government guidelines. This class will break down the guidelines in layman’s terms.

This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the government guidelines
  • How to label soaps
  • How to label cosmetics
  • Listing ingredients
  • Understanding content quantity
  • Creative packaging and special circumstances

Includes: Packaging and Labeling Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

What are the requirements?

  • Desire to learn
  • Willingness to apply learned concepts to packaging and labels
  • Take notes and use the included manual resources to label products

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn labeling regulations in US, Europe, and Canada
  • Learn what has to be on a label and what is optional
  • Learn how to list ingredients and net quantities

Who is the target audience?

  • Soap and cosmetic makers who want to learn labeling regulations

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Packaging and Labeling Soap and Cosmetics Manual
Section 2: The Basics
History of Cosmetics and Legislation
Legislative Bodies
Soap, Cosmetic, or Drug
10 questions
Section 3: The Specifics
Basics of Labeling and GMP
Labeling Terminology
Labeling Requirements
Quantities of Content
10 questions
Section 4: Additional Labeling Requirements
More Requirements
Claims and Terms
Additional Labeling Requirements
7 questions
Section 5: Getting Creative
Packaging Ideas for Soap
Packaging Ideas for Cosmetics
Designing Labels
Section 6: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Erica D Pence, Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

Erica Pence is a soapmaker, teacher, author, and blogger. She is the founder and CEO of Bath Alchemy Lab providing soap, bath & body, and candle making classes, and Herban Apothecary (formerly The Bonnie Bath Co.), her own line of bath and body products. She is author of the blog, Soap-Blog, where she provides information for those in the bath and body industry. Erica is a long-time columnist for The Saponifier magazine and a speaker for the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild 2014 Conference. She holds a BA in Education, and combines her love for teaching and researching with her passion for soapmaking. Erica is a native Floridian, who now resides in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and an old cat.

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