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Making Good Scents™

The Newsletter of Handcrafted Soaps, Cosmetics, and Perfumes

January 2020

How Making Good Scents™ started

Making Good Scents™ actually started as a way for me to share my research results. I had always been interested in natural perfumes and cosmetics, and after leaving my job and becoming a stay-at-home mom, I decided to pursue my research interests a little bit further.

The year was 1994. The internet was not available for the general public back then. To do research, you had to go to the library. So I did. I went to the library and poured over research books to find out anything I could about making natural cosmetics from home. The books I found were mainly for industrial cosmetic manufacturers and used ingredients that weren't readily available to the home cosmetics crafter. So I decided to experiment to come up with my own recipes that used ingredients that were easy to obtain. I decided to start a newsletter to keep track of my research and to share my results with others.

24 years since the first issue of Making Good Scents™ was published

It was 24 years ago (January 1996) that the first issue of Making Good Scents (the Winter 96 issue) was published.