July 6, 2017 at 7:29 am #23051
And Barb, businesses in the US would never make you wait a month or more before getting back to you with information and such….never, ever, ever….😁July 6, 2017 at 7:35 pm #23053PennyParticipant
I know there’s a group/guild/whatever it’s called that has a group policy here in the US for homecrafters and small businesses. Maybe a good place to start would be that kind of group in the area you’re looking at. I would think they’d have knowledge of such things and gladly share it with you. In fact, you might get help in other areas such as the assessors and such too. Good luck!
One of the guild groups I was looking at in the EU, won’t accept members until you’ve had your products assessed. Everything is kind of WHOA factor right now. But honestly? It is a lot better than dealing with the Chinese government. We visited the local government to register our “business” and to get our broadcasting certificate so we could do some live streaming (it’s illegal here). Yeah no. No one knew how to deal with our request. We were actually told to open a restaurant or a school as that is what all foreigners do. Open a school or a restaurant. You’re foreign women. You’re not clever enough to know science. Yup. Was actually told that. More than once.July 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm #23101
No way!! That just ticks me off for you Barb!! Did you have some choice words for this person?!?! If not, I could give you some…..July 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm #23108PennyParticipant
Oh I’ve been dealing with crap like that since I came to China. I used to post everything on WeChat in detail about what I was creating for I’d come to work with some new soap and no one could beleive I could make something. Because I’m a foreign woman.
They really do have a point though… My co-worker for example, sure he can cook and do some cleaning. But good lord he is useless. He’s been in this city for over a year and still cannot tell a taxi driver where he lives. There are some pretty dumb foreigners in the world.
Yeah, the Guild stuff is crap. But I get it. It’s something to tuck under your belt to set you apart and can mention you and your stash belong to an exclusive club. I’m all for it. Last week one of my Canadian cousins in America was at a fair and bought some homemade sunscreen. This lady she bought it from had no label on the bottle and nothing to say it was “sunscreen” (I’m still studying labelling requirements so you can imagine my hurrrummmph) there was no drug information, allergin info, nothing. Just “all natural, homemade sunscreen, chemical free, organic the way nature intended”.
Yeah. She was planning on tossing that crap on her kids for protection. I sat there on Facetime berating her then told her well, you know. What we tell everyone who plans to make their own sunscreen. Face smack indeed!
And this is why I agree with the Guilds and being a part of them. I do feel that governing agencies should step up their enforcement for the public’s safety. That would be a great thread topic actually! Too many people are at risk these days by the babe’s, mama’s and Merozaxe’s out there. I think of it like this, I spent how many years trying to be all tree hugging yuppie- what did I do to my body during that time that was actually unsafe because some internet crack pot said it was a good idea?December 11, 2017 at 9:01 pm #24587JoyfulParticipant
This thread hasn’t been active for a while! I thought I would start it up again.
I will be done with my university exams on Dec. 13 (yay!) and then am planning to make some products. I’m hoping to make shampoo for the first time. I bought the ingredients a while ago, but didn’t have time yet. I’ll also be making some more lotion. I’ve pretty much became the family lotion maker. Everyone wants it now, even my father and grandpa, who previously didn’t even want to try it. Now they can’t live without it, lol.
I’ve also been busy with the animals. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. Hopefully one of my does is bred (the buck bred her, but we’ll see if she’s pregnant around Dec. 21). I’d like to have another doe bred, but the buck I want for her is not really interested in the girls yet, lol. The other is her twin, so I can’t use him. Everyone is doing well though. They’ve been free-ranging during the day and love it. Now, if they have to stay in their pen, as soon as I open the door, they rush out as if they’ve been prisoners, lol. Before they were happy in their big pens. They love to stay near our patio door when relaxing, so we can pet them without freezing outside.
I can’t wait for next spring, to finally sow hay seeds in what has become a mud field right behind the house. During the constructions, all the machinery killed the hay. It’s awful to walk in when wet because it’s clay. Our feet end up extremely heavy. Now it’s frozen, so it’s ok. We put down dried hay to make a path as well. Not very pretty for pictures though either! The snow should cover it soon, lol.December 31, 2017 at 3:56 pm #24649
Hey Joyful! Long time no see! Love seeing your posts on IG! You have a beautiful place and I love all the animals. You mentioned university and exams. What are you studying? When will you graduate?December 31, 2017 at 11:38 pm #24671JoyfulParticipant
Thank you 🙂 I am studying Business Economics. I had to take some time part-time instead of full time for health reasons, so I’ll probably graduate in 2020 (would of been this year if full time since I started). I am starting to get better now, so I’m hoping to go back to full time in the fall.
I finally was able to make a matte stick lipstick! With Marie’s base, I got a matte lipstick, but much too soft to put in a tube. I’ve been wanting to adjust it for a while but just got around to it now. Nothing special, just added candelila wax, but had to test it in between.
I ended up making the shampoo. It is just a plain one with no fancy ingredients since I wanted to be sure it works. I put the sci, slsa, and cocomidopropyl betaine with water all at once and heated it. It was super quick and thick by itself. It kinda looks pearly white. I didn’t do the method of melting the sci with the cocomidopropyl betaine alone for a long time, I wanted to try a quicker way, and it worked. I don’t know why no one I’ve read about does it this way? They all say it takes almost an hour to melt. For me it took a couple minutes.
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