We are on Instagram!

The Guild is joining the 21st century with an Instagram account:

We have resource issues so keeping in touch with the full membership is always a challenge. Hopefully, more of you will now be able to connect!

https://www.instagram.com/guildofcraftsoaptoiletrymakers/

Mike: info@gcstm.co.uk

SSL Website Hosting

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Soap Making Magazine

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New Webmasters

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Not a representative body!

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

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Concern over Skin Whitener Marketing

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Labeling ‘nano’ products

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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

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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]