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Epoxy resin safety precautions: How to use epoxy resin safely

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Safety precautions to take when working with epoxy resin Using epoxy resin is a creative way to make art, jewelry and crafts.  Before you get started though, you want to be sure you are aware of the epoxy resin safety precautions you should be taking to make sure you can work with resin and stay… Read more »

The Best Way to Store Resin

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You invest your time and efforts in selecting the right resin for your projects. How to you store your resin to give it the best shelf life? Here are a few of my resin storage tips. Only buy enough resin you can comfortably use in half the amount of time of the expected shelf life… Read more »

How to clean up resin

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Who doesn’t start out the year with the goal of getting more organized in your resin studio? (My hand is up in case you are wondering.) You may be going through some of your resin supplies and deciding that you don’t need certain items anymore or perhaps you have supplies that are too old to… Read more »

Safety tips for working with resin

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Originally published March 2012.  Updated September 2018. Working with resin is fun, but precautions are necessary.  Here is what you should follow anytime you are working with resin. Proper ventilation Make sure there is fresh air entering a room when working with resin.  Open a window or use a fan if necessary. Wear disposable gloves… Read more »

How to dispose of resin – how to throw away resin safely

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Can I throw resin into the trash? Originally written January 2015.  Updated June 2018. If you are anything like me, I generally start out the new year with a promise of getting more organized.  My resin studio is no exception!  I try to take an inventory of what I have and determine what I need… Read more »

Why are there shipping restrictions on certain resin and resin items?

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One of the frequently asked questions we get about buying from Resin Obsession is why there are shipping restrictions on certain items.  These items are considered a ‘hazardous material’ product and must be shipped according to very stringent guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Transporation. What is different about shipping a hazardous material product?… Read more »

Is resin safe to use during pregnancy?

pregnant woman with doctor Is resin safe to use during pregnancy? Good question!  Using resin can fun way to spend a creative afternoon.  It does, however, require certain safety precautions.  Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to use resin while you are pregnant: Carefully review the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the resin(s)... Read more »

Resin Safety

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How to stay safe when using resin When working with resin, you don’t need to go full blown hazmat attire, but you do need to exercise a few precautions to make sure you don’t do anything to harm yourself or others.  Here are a few of my basic recommendations when it comes to resin safety: … Read more »

What does non toxic mean?

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The definition of non-toxic You may have noticed that some of our resin jewelry making supplies and products have been labeled non toxic.  Do you know what that means? Non toxic is a term established by the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.  This act, which is enforced by the Consumer Product and Safety commission, defines what… Read more »