2013 Conference Speaker Sneak Peek

Are you joining us in Raleigh next May for the 16th annual HSMG Annual Conference?

Let us tempt you with a sneak peek at some of the amazing speakers you will see at the 2013 conference:


Discover the joys of working with pourable silicon to make your own, custom molds with Amanda Griffin of Lovin Soap in her session: Make Your Own Single Cavity Silicone Molds


Allison Kontur of AliMar Labs, LLC will demystify private labeling in her session: Private Label: Making the Leap From Home Formulating to Outside Manufacturing


Michelle Rhoades of Mossy Creek Soap & Studio will show you how to fully exploit SoapMaker software in her session: Design, Formulate, Organize Using the Soapmaker Program


Find out if you should extend your business into natural haircare products with Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap Company in Natural Shampoo Market: Trends, Opportunities and Formulating.  Marla will also be leading a special half-day seminar on wholesaling and branding the day before the conference formally starts.


Dean Mayes of Alabu Skin Care will share his secrets to scaling up production as efficiently and cost effectively as possible in his session: Production Solutions For Your Handcrafted Business: Build It or Buy It.


Learn how fatty acids in your oils impact the final bar of soap and how to tweak your recipe to get desired lather characteristics with Kerri Mixon of Pallas Athene Soap, Certified Lye, Ace Soap Molds and A+ Soapmaking Studio in: The Chemistry and Properties of Fatty Acids and Oils


Ruth Esteves of Sirona Springs Handmade Soap will teach you how to create soap that looks like it came from a bakery in her session: Soap Cupcakes and More: Decorative Piping with Cold Process Soap


Stay tuned for even more speaker announcements.  Don’t forget, an installment plan is available to members who sign up before November 30, which means you have just under a month and a half to hop to it.

212 days and counting…bring on the 2013 conference!!

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