Spotlight: A+ Soapmaking Studio

A+ Soapmaking Studio, currently teaching soapmaking, business classes and more to students in the local southern California area and beyond, had an unexpected start. Owner Kerri Mixon had just joined the HSCG as the owner of Pallas Athene Soap and attended her very first conference that same year in Tucson, Arizona. Inspired by the incredible …

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Ready, aim, TWEET!

Social media mavens and aspiring soaparazzi, get your cameras and typing fingers ready. The conference is always atwitter (pun unintentional, but we’re totally running with it) with great information. We want to reward you for sharing some of it and are running a social media contest at the upcoming Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild conference …

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Soap Angel Investors

Angel investors are a well-known concept in Silicon Valley, where their deep pockets help start up cash-strapped businesses. Have you ever heard, however, of the soap angel concept? Photo by Flickr member Paul Esson. Used under a Creative Commons License. Soapmakers are a generous bunch, as the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild has witnessed many …

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Come on down to the Soapers Showcase!

When you hear “soapers showcase”, you may think, “sounds a bit like a category that didn’t make the cut for The Price Is Right”, but don’t be fooled. This is one opportunity you don’t want to miss. The Soapers Showcase is your annual chance to have a friendly competition with soapmakers worldwide. At this year’s …

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