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Alliance of International Aromatherapists Notifies Membership of HR 5786

August 16, 2010 Read More View Comments

Earlier today, Bev Day of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), notified via email its membership of HR 5786, told their members of the legislation. Included in their email announcement is a link to this post from renowned aromatherapist and AIA Research Chair, Robert Tisserand, a link to the Petition and a link to the [...]

National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy Notifies Membership of HR 5786

August 15, 2010 Read More View Comments

Earlier today, and on August 4, 2010, Kelly Holland Azzaro RA, president of The National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), notified via email NAHA’s membership of HR 5786, shared the Petition, and shared told their members of the Indie Beauty Network’s position that the legislation, as written, is not good for consumers or small scale [...]

Indie Business Podcast: 8/16: What Would Life Be Like If HR 5786 Became Law?

August 15, 2010 Read More View Comments

Yesterday, I told you How To Comply With Federal Law, 50 State Laws, Political Subdivision Laws and Tribe Laws. On August 16, I’ll introduce you to three Indies who are faced with that daunting task, if HR 5786, as written, becomes alw. The show airs live at 1:00pm EST, and you can listen live online [...]

What SCA “Really” Means For Small Cosmetics Companies, Part II

August 13, 2010 Read More View Comments

In Part I of the “What SCA Really Means For Small Cosmetics Companies, Part I,” I shared a response to the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics’s assertions about “What Companies Will Have To Do.” In this post, I respond to their second point: “How Will The Safety Assessment System Work?” Again, quite a few very important [...]

A Post To Etsy Sellers About SCA 2010

August 12, 2010 Read More View Comments

This morning, I added a post to a discussion on the etsy forums about SCA 2010. Thanks to everyone who has shared the Petition and other helpful information there. My post is a high level overview of three of the most problematic portions of HR 5786, so I thought I would share it here as [...]

Oppose SCA 2010 On August 9 Indie Business Podcast!

August 9, 2010 Read More View Comments

As you may know, I have temporarily changed the format of my show to address issues associated with H.R. 5786: The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010. The show airs live at 1:00pm EST, and you can listen live online and join the live Twitter chat by following the instructions at the bottom of this post. Today’s [...]

Commentary On Natural Foods Merchandiser Article About SCA 2010

August 4, 2010 Read More View Comments

Marla Bosworth at Back Porch Soap just Tweeted the publication of this article at the Natural Foods Merchandiser website. I just submitted a comment, and it has been accepted at their site, but it did not preserve my line and paragraph breaks so it is virtually illegible. I thought it would be a good idea [...]

Debriefing: Yesterday’s Capitol Hill Meetings

August 3, 2010 Read More View Comments

In yesterday morning’s post, I told you of my plans to meet in the afternoon with legislative staffers in the offices of Reps. Jan Schakowsky, (D-Il), Ed Markey, (D-Ma) and Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wi), the original co-sponsors of H.R. 5786. I was joined by Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry in Bellingham, Wa, Kayla Fioravanti of Essential [...]