Member Spotlight – Abbey’s Handcrafted Soaps

Soapmaking with a Cause – A Passionate Soapmaker’s Story We are all familiar with the New Orleans flood but Kay Rose and her daughter, Abbey, have taken it personally. Still rebuilding and tearing down many homes, Abbey’s mission group was there right after Katrina hit. Experience came from their mission team helping build houses in …

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HSMG Experts Panel – Labeling Your Products Day at the Forum

Marie Gale is not only HSMG’s awesome President but an author of a very helpful book and we will have her here for you at the next Forum Experts Panel. The master of multitasking, Marie has cleared her schedule for Tuesday, March 24th from 10 am - 2 pm pacific time to discuss your questions regarding her …

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Virtual Soap Symposium!

Soap Artisan Friends of Etsy (SAFE) Team is a group of soapmaker and bath and body makers committed to the very best manufacturing practices. However, even the “old pros” have a hard time wading through FDA labeling regulations. The SAFE Team has invited the expert to Etsy’s first-ever Virtual Soap Symposium. Our very own, Marie …

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Volunteer Member Spotlight – Goddess Blends

A Canadian member, Betty Jane Ware is an herbalist, soapmaker, and owner of Goddess Blends. Starting with melt and pour, then on to find Hot Process, she has been making soap for a number of years. Her journey into soapmaking began from a rather different perspective than most of us: she is a practicing witch. …

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