Conference Highlights: Newly Minted Soapers

Board secretary and Certification Chair Barb De Los Santos was very busy at this year’s conference in Raleigh certifying the latest batch of soapmakers. While proctored and group exams offer opportunities to be certified throughout the year, Annual Conferences are still the most popular method (and anybody who can ace the test after typical conference-induced …

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Thank Yous in Spades

The 16th Annual HSCG Conference has just wrapped up in Raleigh, North Carolina and we are fit to bursting to share all the details with you. While we catch our breath from the excitement of last week and recover from the travel back home, we would like to heartily thank the many individuals and companies …

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Welcome to Raleigh, it’s #soapconf13 time!

The Welcome banner has been hung with care, conference crew is here and we can’t wait to see you at the 2013 Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild Conference, starting Friday (officially, that is, with pre-conference half-day sessions and a welcome reception Thursday). Conference crew members have been landing over the past several days and are …

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Cosmetic Creators to Take Over Raleigh

With just over a week before soapmakers, cosmetic crafters, suppliers, and supporters flood into Raleigh, our thoughts turn to entertainment options in our host city (naturally). You may be too busy to step foot outside the hotel during the conference, but Raleigh is well worth exploring if you are staying in town a few extra …

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Tips for HSCG Conference Attendees

If this year’s conference is your first, have no fear. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your first experience is a good one: Rest up prior to the conference. Trust us – you’ll thank us for this Sunday morning. We will keep your brain and body busy from sunup to sundown. You’ll …

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