Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics

Also known as "handmade soap" or "homemade soap", handcrafted soap is a blend of both science and art. Handcrafted soap comes in a wide array of colors, scents, shapes, sizes and formulations. It can be playful and fun or designed for serious skin care. Whatever your needs, chances are there is a soapmaker making handcrafted soap that is perfect for you.

Handcrafted cosmetics are made in small batches by artisans who seek to blend the best possible ingredients into unique and high-quality products, including creams, lotions, serums, in-bath fizzies, bombs and salts, scrubs and a myriad of other products. Because the products are made in small, handcrafted batches, they can take advantage of processes and ingredients that are unworkable in large, commercial manufacturing.

To find out more about handcrafted soap and cosmetics, see the section For Consumers get more information About Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics, find out How Soap is Made and the learn about the different Types of Handcrafted Soap.

If you are looking to find handcrafted soap or cosmetics, check the Searchable Directory of Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters, view hundreds of different soaps and cosmetics in the Soap Gallery and Cosmetic Gallery, look the the Store Locator for a location carrying handcrafted soap near you, or make a Special Request to the HSCG members.

Grateful thanks to all the members and suppliers who contributed soap and supplies for the making of this video!

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.

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