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Fill Your Home and Business With Organic Products for Health and Sustainability!

Organic herbs are only one of the many different types of organic products that can be used at home or in your business. Organic products are based on plants that are grown organically. This means that no synthetic chemical fertilizers or pesticides were used on the plants or the land on which the plants were grown. Organic growing also helps to promote a diversity of plants, rather than the monoculture farming practices often seen on farms run by agricultural conglomerates. Because of the diversity and lack of chemicals introduced into the environment, it offers a more sustainable growing option than factory farming provides. For all these reasons, organic products, such as organic herbs, organic spices, organic essential oils , organic bath products, organic teas and even organic salt, make for healthier, toxin-free options for products you use around the home or at your place of business.

Organic Herbs

These glorious herbs form the basis of a gourmet cook’s pantry. Seasoning staples such as spices like basil, cinnamon, curry powders, spice blends such as Cajun Spice, Fajita Seasoning, and so many more all provide a richer flavor when they start with herbs grown organically. You can even find organically produced salt, which will find its way into numerous recipes from your kitchen.

Herbs can also be drunk in the form of teas. Teas not only taste delicious, but many contain little to no caffeine. You can enjoy the flavors of chai tea, chamomile tea, lemon or orange spice teas, and you can even create your own specialty tea blends with your favorite herbs and spices.

In addition, organic herbs are used to create the essential oils used in aromatherapy. Aromatherapy uses extracted oils from organically grown herbs to create these pure and concentrated oils. The essential oil is placed in a diffuser, which applies heat to the oil in order to release the intoxicating scent.

One of the best ways to utilize organic herbs is as an ingredient used in bath products. There is nothing more wonderful than filling a cheesecloth drawstring bag with a luxurious herbal bath blend, and then letting the bag soak in the bath water, to release the fragrance not only in the moist air but also onto your skin.

Restaurants and stores that create and sell their own herbal products like soaps find that using herbs grown organically is an attractive selling point that helps increase business. Organic herbs can be purchased in bulk for businesses that require them as ingredients or for sale in bulk to the public.

How To Start Your Own Cosmetics Business

With online beauty businesses growing at such a fastpace, creating your very own line of beauty products has motivated many entrepreneurs looking to become the next cosmetic giant. An exciting industry where you can be as creative as you want to be, and potentially earn a great living too.

You may stop and ask yourself. Where do I start?

All you need to start is an idea and a passion … and a little creativity doesn’t hurt either – and who knows, maybe one day your cosmetic line will be featured in such magazines as InStyle or Lucky!

Pursuing your dream as a cosmetics maker will take a lot of research to help make your dreams come true. But well worth the effort as this will help guide you and build a solid business plan.

Starting your own unique cosmetics business from home is probably one of the easiest ways to becoming a part of this multi-billion dollar growing industry…. over 7 billion actually. New cosmetic lines are opening up shop everyday, and with the internet reach, many are cashing in on their creativity and passion.

Even though only a handful grow into big corporations, most cosmetics businesses earn a pretty decent living, and a fulfilling lifestyle.

There are many cosmetics out there ranging from handmade beauty soaps, oils and lotions to specialized skin care lotions as well as lip balms and lipsticks. However, if you’re like many entrepreneurs, you’re probably interested in making and selling profitable, low-cost items with high turnarounds.

Below are several everyday items with very good selling history to consider:

Lotions
Body Fragrances
Lip Balms
Lip Glosses
Beauty Soaps

If you’re thinking that creating your cosmetics line will require some complex lab work, think again. You can certainly make simple cosmetics right at home in your own kitchen. People have been doing it for years. There are some guidelines to follow though when selling to others, and I’ve taken the liberty to add some of those helpful resources at the end of this post.

While most big companies outsource the manufacturing of their line to other businesses, many got their start just as you are doing now. Small, and in the kitchen. Focus on getting your business set from the line you’ll carry, price points, packaging and costs to operate it. You’ll need stock and supplies. Settle in and get a feel for it.

Now, before pitching your cosmetic line to upscale retail stores, you can easily start selling your wonderful products through:

Online venues like Etsy, Artfire and Silkfair
Consignment shops
Mall kiosks
Home events with friends/family
Rent tiny booths at a neighborhood outdoor/indoor event

You can live out your cosmetic business dreams regardless of your experience level or educational background, which is the beauty of this industry. You can do it part-time or full-time, at home or in a rented space. don’t rush it, and never bite off more than you can chew.

For those with that creative and entrepreneurial spirit, creating your own cosmetic line is most likely a perfect fit for you. There is little investment involved, and plenty of resources abound.

Selling cosmetics online (or any product for that matter) can be very consuming of your time. In this buying industry, made up mostly of women who want to form a personal relationship with your first because for them wearing cosmetics is a personal issue and they must trust the company before making a purchase from you. This isn’t like buying a sweater.

When you’ve been in business for at least a year, and you’re looking to increase your business revenue. You can start by offering more selections (anti-aging, serum, foundation, etc.) – You can also cater to special niche markets (anti-stretch mark lotions, mens cosmetic line, ethnic niches, mothers-to-be,etc.)

A big myth out there about starting your own cosmetics line is…starting a cosmetics line takes a lot of capital. Well, in many cases, this just isn’t true. Only a few hundred dollars for supplies and materials is needed to get started.

With a clever twist, you can easily upgrade an existing product into a “new and improved” one. For example, a popular lip enhancing product is basically lip gloss filled with ginger extract to increase blood circulation in lips.

Now it’s a big hit and has made its creators millionaires.

If your dream is to start your own line of cosmetic products – I say go for it!

Here are the helpful resource pages I mentioned to get you started on starting your own cosmetic line:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Cosmetic Labeling & Label Claims    
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/CosmeticLabelingLabelClaims/default.htm

Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/default.htm

Cosmetics Manufacturers, Packagers & Distributors
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ResourcesForYou/CosmeticsManufacturersPackagersDistributors/default.htm

Product and Ingredient Safety
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/default.htm

FDA Authority Over Cosmetics
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm074162.htm

Is It a Cosmetic, a Drug, or Both? (Or Is It Soap?)
http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm074201.htm

Who knows, you may just give the big corporations a run for their money one day.