How do I Know if I Can Use Certain Dyes in the US?

I just wanted to clear up a couple of things regarding dyes and the fda as there seems to still be a lot of confusion surrounding what is and isn't allowed when it comes to cosmetic products. 1. The regulations differ for importers of colourant additives, suppliers of … [Read more...]

Using Toys Belonging to Other Companies in Your Own Products – Body Bonbon DIY

I'm always on the lookout for little toys I can embed into my bath bombs but I am conscious of the fact I can't just go sticking another company's product into my own. So I decided to email one of the companies I am interested in about embedding their toys in my products. Moose … [Read more...]

Quick & Dirty Tutorial – Embeds “One Twenty Five” – Body Bonbon

Here's the link to my video tutorial on colour embeds / tabs for your bath bombs. The recipe is very basic, you can tweak it however and add however much colourant you want. It depends what you are going for. The 1:1 bicarb citric ratio will get you a very rapid fizzing … [Read more...]

FDA Batch Certification Color Additive Regulations

This is a pdf I made up a while ago regarding the FDA Batch Certification regulations. I actually sent an email to the FDA enquiring about their batch certification regulations as they seemed overly strict - to the point where I figured I must be misinterpreting them. Turned out … [Read more...]

A Comprehensive Guide to Lakes & Dyes – Body Bonbon DIY

So I've noticed that there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding what can and can't be used in bath bombs and what the different colourants actually are. I think this is partly because when we talk about colourants we throw around words like "dye" and "food colouring" in a … [Read more...]

So You Are Thinking of Formulating a Recipe…

The following are some of my thoughts regarding recipe formulation and the sharing and selling of recipes. This is fairly long winded, sorry not sorry lol. So You Are Thinking Of Formulating A Recipe... Are you actually formulating it? Weird question, I know, but are … [Read more...]