We all make them, mine probably more public than others.
When selling on Etsy, especially home made compounds and preparations, you need an EU certification of your product. I knew I had got the recipe right but obviously something was missing because some kind Etsy member informed me of this, this morning and also some rather gruesome misfit left a threatening message on my blog stating they would report me to the trading standards if I didn't sort my act out, who did I think I was, how dare I try and even go to the lengths to contemplate selling my own daughter just to make money etc etc blah blah - talk about underhand. I can't understand that every time I want to try something new to earn a living, vultures descend worse than a pack of wolves. What ever happened to sound advice?
As if I would purposely try and kill someone with a witches mixture of nitroglycerin and gunpowder extract lip balm! LOL Or even worse, dog poo and nettle balm.
Im grateful in a way as it did make me spend 5 hours researching the legalilities of producing bath and body products that I didnt really have today. I thought Id done the leg work up until this morning. So this afternoon Ive been on the phone to everyone - chemists, pharmacists, toxicologists, University Professors, Business Link, Insurers even the Police of all people and my hard work paid off as I now how a legal assessment of my working practices and concoctions (minus a few quid out of pocket....**sigh**). The company that dealt with my assessment were really understanding of the dilemma that I was in and they rushed it through real quick. As the products I use are not anhydrous, they do not need to be tested as a whole. Im now waiting to get results for bath melts and bath bombs which isn't cheap neither but still I hope those of you who do this and, like me, had/have no idea of the legalities might learn from this crazy faux pas.
My hearts been racing all day. The last thing I want is a law suit over a bloody tub of lip treatments! Anyway, I can sleep well tonight but next time - if anyone would like to leave message in future, please email me and don't be so anonymous and unnecessarily mean!
I have a baby shoot in the morning that Im so excited about and then Friday Luisa and I are travelling to St Ives for her sisters wedding that I am also shooting.