The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild is the only international non-profit trade association serving the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. While the Association is supported by memberships, as a trade association our responsiblity is not to just the membership, but also to the industry as a whole. As laid out in the HSCG Bylaws, the association's object and purpose has four parts.
On the website, we have a section For Consumers which gives information About Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics and provides ways for consumers to find handcrafted soap and cosmetics to purchase by using the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Directory, Soap Gallery, Cosmetic Gallery, or Store Locator
The HSCG works to provide important information to everyone in the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry through the website. In addition, any person may Register on the site to receive any of our eNewsletters and/or get News and Updates via our social media outlets.
Education and training for all members of the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry is of major importance to the HSCG. Soap and cosmetic making classes are listed on the HSCG website. The Annual Conference is open to both members and non-members and provides 3 days of classes and sessions at all levels on many subjects of interest. Other upcoming events can be found on the Calendar of Events. The How-To Library offers year-round access to articles and videos on a variety of topics and is adding new subject matter regularly.
For members, the HSCG offers a Soapmaker Certification Program with three levels (Basic, Advanced and Master) along two tracks (CPHP and MP).
New legislation at both the Federal and State levels is a major concern for the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. The HSCG has been involved with Legislative Advocacy for over 5 years, representing the industry in over 100 meetings with Members of Congress and others in Washington DC.
Teachers & Classes
Looking to learn to make soap, expand your soapmaking skills or learn to make new bath and body products? HSMG members who are Certified Soapmakers and are participating in the HSMG Teacher Program are at your service. Search for teachers in your area and find out when there are classes available at a location near you.