"I have a home business creating body and bath products
from local grown flowers and essential oils. I have
sold to gift shops and attended crafts fairs. This
week, I was asked to bring in samples to a larger
specialty gift shop. The buyer asked me if I had
permits and approvals for the body and bath product
line. I was really surprised at this question, but it does
seem legit. Has any other crafter/home business
person run into this? Do I need a special permit."
State laws differ with regards to the types permits that one must have
to do business, and also with regards to health regulations connected with
products made for personal use. You might start by first contacing your
state's Small Business Administration. You might also check your
directory for a listing for SCORE -- which is a consortium of retired
business executives that help new folk in business. One familiar with
your type of business could help to advise you.