August 27, 2010

Safe Cosmetics Act or H.R. 5786

OK is it just me or does anybody else think our government is getting way carried away with new laws that are supposed to protect us or make our lives better, safer?

Take the Safe Cosmetics Act that the "Powers that be" are working on. Is Congress/President/Whoever is running this country TRYING to put the small independent business's out of buisness? If that is the agenda then please by all means vote to pass this into law. But DON'T say that you are trying to protect the American people. The small business's in the cosmetic industry believe in and make safe cosmetics and take extreme care to use ingredients that are natural and safe for use on skin and hair.

Each and every American uses cosmetics - Soap, perfume, deodorant, lip balm, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, bubble bath, shower gel and the list goes on and on and on. Now of course we the consumer and the independent soap/lotion small cosmetic business owner want safe products. That being said, handing this huge cosmetic industry over to the FDA who will then have the authority to regulate ingredients. Also read effect legislation that end up requiring the small business owner to raise prices, fewer natural ingredients and give fewer product choices. Not to mention the difficulty in understanding the product labels.

The small business owner who makes natural soaps such as Brya's Specialty Gift Baskets and hundreds of others will be required to report annual sales figures, names of all suppliers and details of our soap recipes and formulations which will then become public information.

Small cosmetic companies like myself started business because of a desire for better quality ingredients in their soaps. We use food grade Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Essential Oils made from plants (leaves, roots, flowers etc.

Since our politicians have no problem calling and emailing during election years, lets get our voices heard! Call, Write or Email your elected Senator and Congressman, tell them to vote NO on the Safe Cosmetics Act H.R. 5786


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