I refuse to allow anyone to advertise on AromaWeb if I have concerns over their products or ethics, and I'm in favor of legislation that protects consumers against misleading claims and deceitful marketing. I'm also in favor of sensible legislation that protects consumers from purchasing and using toxic or mislabeled products. But my key phrase here is sensible legislation.
H.R. 5786 Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 would make it nearly impossible for honest small businesses that sell products made with safe, natural ingredients to stay in business. It would also harm many ingredient suppliers and wholesalers that sell to small businesses and directly to consumers. The regulations, costs and red tape would make it prohibitive for most to be able to comply or be able to afford to remain in business. This not only will harm small, honest businesses, but will also negatively impact consumers. Safe, natural alternatives would become scarcer. Prices would certainly rise even more in this already stressed economy. To date, it's been smaller businesses that have had a gentle but widespread voice in waking up America to the benefits of using products made with primarily natural ingredients. But now, this act could do far more damage than good for us all.
We do need legislation in place that helps consumers, but this act could be hazardous to your health. Join in learning the details about this legislation and sign the petition to fight it...
Donna Maria Coles Johnson, AromaWeb advertiser and founder of the Indie Beauty Network is aggressively leading the fight against this legislation and has created a OpposeSCA.com to explain the many concerns about this act. The site also provides updated news and additional ways that you can help make your voice heard and make a difference. If you use Twitter, follow the #OpposeSCA hashtag.