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Making Good Scents™

The Newsletter of Handcrafted Soaps, Cosmetics, and Perfumes

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.

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.